Sachin Tendulkar Used To Get 40 Bucks Daily Allowance

Sachin Tendulkar went from earning ₹40 per day to ₹1L per tournament in a short period.

by Ankita Mazumdar
Sachin Tendulkar Used To Get 40 Bucks Daily Allowance

This time, Sachin Tendulkar celebrated a century that was not his but ours! It was Curly Tales’s century of Sunday Brunch episodes. We celebrated it with the master of scoring centuries on the cricket field. What was more interesting was that, in turn, we celebrated Sachin’s half-century on Earth! From conversations about cricket, food, childhood anecdotes and more, we had a blast while filming this Sunday Brunch episode with him. Watch the video and scroll further to learn about his first salary.

Sachin Tendulkar Used To Receive Daily Allowance For Playing Cricket Before Earning In Lakhs

Ever wondered how much Sachin earned through cricket games at the beginning of his career? Well, we got you! Our Editor-in-Chief, Kamiya Jani, questioned him about his first salary and he revealed that during the initial stages of cricket, it was more of a daily allowance than a salary. He received a mere ₹30 to 40 daily for playing under-15, under-17, and under-19 cricket matches.

Next, he revealed that his first proper earning was from a cricket tournament in Pakistan and he got ₹50,000. Next, he talked about multiple cricket matches played in Australia for a span of two to three months. For that, he got paid ₹1L and this was back in 1991 and 1992. This paycheck was a memorable one for him!

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This Mantra Was Followed For His Bank Account And Score Book Account

Sachin Tendulkar
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Continuing on the topic of salaries and paychecks, Sachin mentioned that his parents had a strict mantra for him about his numbers, both in terms of runs and money. He said, “Scorebook mein joh right side ka account hai; that is more important than the bank account.” He emphasised that bank balances are not important but the balance in the scorebook is the most prominent thing.

That is quite a good mantra set by his parents. He also disclosed the reason behind it. He shared that when you do your best for your cricket team and have a great scoreboard, along with making India proud, “your bank balance will take care of itself.”

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If you wish to know more about his relationship with his family, check out the entire video!

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