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Cricketer, Sachin Tendulkar is hailed as a 'God of cricket' in India and across the globe. The 48-year-old legend had smashed almost all the batting records during his playing days. It is said that behind every successful man there is a woman, and in Sachin Tendulkar's 24 years of marvellous career, it is the hand of his wife, Anjali Tendulkar, who always supported him.
Sachin Tendulkar's wife, Anjali Tendulkar is the daughter of the well-known industrialist, Anand Mehta. Anjali Tendulkar had gotten married to Sachin Tendulkar on May 24, 1995, after a five-year-long period of dating each other. We remember once Anjali had explained her strong bond with her hubby, Sachin. She had shared that she had not known any other person in her life except Sachin. She understands him so well. So whether she is his girlfriend or his wife, it's the same thing, just an extension of that bond.
Let's take a look at 6 lesser-known facts about Anjali Tendulkar, the lady behind 'master-blaster', Sachin Tendulkar's career!
Anjali Tendulkar, who is born on November 10, 1967, hails from a Gujarati family. Her father, Anand Mehta had met his wife, Anabel Mehta at the London School of Economics, where they were studying. It was in 1966 when Anabel Mehta had moved to India. Anabel runs an NGO, Apnalaya and this year it celebrated its 40th anniversary.
Anjali Tendulkar, who is a paediatrician, a philanthropist and a gorgeous mother of two adorable children, Sara Tendulkar and Arjun Tendulkar, had a perfect childhood. She had lived with her parents in a palatial house on the 75th Bhulabhia Desai Road in Mumbai. Anjali's great grandfather also had a bungalow that was situated exactly opposite the American Consulate on Warden Road. Anjali Tendulkar's family also owns a 130-year-old mansion in Lonavla, which has been with the family for five generations. Anjali's parents also own a home in Goa.
Sachin Tendulkar and Anjali Tendulkar had first met at the Mumbai International Airport. Sachin was returning from his first international cricket tour in 1990 while Anjali was at the airport to receive her mother. They both had instantly developed a liking for each other the moment their eyes had met. Later, they had met at a common friend’s place and had become friends. During a media interaction, Anjali had revealed that she didn't know Sachin was a cricketer.
Ever since Anjali Tendulkar had gotten married to Sachin Tendulkar, she had not attended his match even once. She had watched only recorded matches of the cricketer so that he doesn't make any special arrangement for the family and concentrates on his game. However, Anjali had only attended one match at Eden Garden, but she had made sure to keep it a surprise for the cricketer.
Anjali Tendulkar is six years older than Sachin Tendulkar, but, the couple has always maintained that this age gap has never been a matter of concern in their relationship. There have been many instances when Sachin Tendulkar had revealed that his wife, Anjali Tendulkar has been a motivator in his life.
Anjali Tendulkar has never attended any live matches of Sachin Tendulkar. However, her life used to stop, the moment Sachin used to enter the playing field. According to media reports, Anjali Tendulkar never picked any call or message when Sachin used to play a match. In fact, when a match used to get intense, she had a special corner in her home, from where she could see television and her Ganpati idol.
Well, after so many years, Anjali Tendulkar still doesn't like to bask in Sachin Tendulkar's fame, and she has taught the same to her kids, Sara Tendulkar and Arjun Tendulkar. While Sachin was busy making India proud, Anjali was looking after their family and their home.