From the MiD DAY archives: A quick-fire interview with Tendulkar
Here are some of Sachin Tendulkar's favourites
Favourite dish: Murg Makhani
Favourite drink: Orange juice
Favourite TV Show: Ye Jo Hai Zindagi, DD Non-stop nonsense
Last movie seen: Cannonball Run
Last book read: 20 Years at the Top by Sir Garfield Sobers
Favourite holiday resort: Home
Car: Don't have one
Which person in the world would you like to meet: Sir Don Bradman/Mike Tyson/Ben Johnson.
Favourite fielding position: Anywhere except close-in.
Superstitions: None so far
Fears: Wars, natural calamities
Likes: Music/wildlife/home food
Dislikes: Quarrels with friends
Favourite relaxation: Lying in bed
Best friend: The game of cricket
Greatest Cricketing moment: India winning the 1983 World Cup and 1985 World Championship of Cricket
Most memorable match: Sialkot Test vs Pakistan and later, the Peshawar one-dayer
Biggest disappointment: India's inability to win Reliance Cup in 1987
Worst injury: Getting hit on the nose on two occasions - once while keeping wickets at the age of 11 and then by a Waqar Younis rising delivery in the Sialkot Test.
Hardest player to dismiss: Sanjay Manjrekar
Hardest bowler to face: Wasim Akram
Most promising teammate: I'm too junior to comment on senior players
Ambition: To serve my country as long as possible
1 Which brand of shoes did Tendulkar endorse in the early part of his international career?
2 On which ground did he play his first Test in India?
3 On which ground did he play his first ODI in India?
4 Who was the first bowler to dismiss him in FC cricket?
5 How many runs did he score in his first Test series?
6 What did he do with the champagne which he earned as man-of-the-match after the 1990 Manchester Test?
2 Sector 16 Stadium, Chandigarh
3 Vidarbha Cricket Association Ground, Nagpur
4 Ashok Patel (Saurashtra)
5 215 runs in 4 Tests
6 He opened the magnum bottle on his daughter Sara’s first birthday in 1998