Sachin Tendulkar vs. Mahendra Singh Dhoni

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Difference between Sachin Tendulkar and Mahendra Singh Dhoni

Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar is one of the greatest batsmen in world cricket. Born in 1973, Sachin is called by various names by his fans such as the little master, the master blaster, the little champion and so on. He leads the list of highest run scorers and has made highest number of centuries in international cricket. He was the first player to score ten thousand runs in ODI’s. Mahinder Singh Dhoni, on the other hand, is young Indian wicket keeper batsman and current captain. He is known for his fireworks on the field and shrewd captaincy. In a very short time, he has been able to gain vast popularity and has a large fan following. He recently married Sakshi Singh Rawat, a Kolkata girl.

Sachin Tendulkar
Mahendra Singh Dhoni

Personal Life

Sachin’s father is a Marathi novelist. His elder brother Ajit encouraged him to play Cricket. He is sometimes considered to be a child prodigy. During his school years he and Vinod Kambli, his friend and team mate, made a thrilling 664 runs partnership. Sachin married Anjali, a pediatrician. She is the daughter of a Gujarati Industrialist. Sachin Tendulkar is known for his social working and charity. M.S. Dhoni was born in Ranchi, Bihar. He is a bike lover and has already bought 23 bikes for himself. Dhoni was a goalkeeper in football and it was his coach who advised him to play cricket. Dhoni recently married Sakshi from Kolkata, she is studying hotel management.


Tendulkar played as a captain two times but wasn’t too successful. During his captaincy in 1996, the team performed poorly. During the second period of his captaincy, Tendulkar resigned after his team faced defeat in a test match. This time Sourav Ganguly took over the captaincy in 2000. Dhoni made his debut as a captain in 2008 in Nagpur (during the fourth test match against Australia). He turned out to be a young aggressive captain who knew how to handle his team in different circumstances. Under his captaincy, the Indian Cricket Team occupied first position in the ICC rankings and he made a place for himself as a successful batsman.  


Sachin Tendulkar endorses a large number of products such as Pepsi, Airtel, Adidas, VISA, Canon and Palio being amongst the most popular. Sachin has a higher income when compared to any other cricket player in the world. Apart from his income from cricket, he has several business interests that have made him the richest cricketer. Dhoni at present has 20 endorsements. Pepsi, Aircel, Reebok and Reliance are his some of his major endorsements.


Sachin Tendulkar

  • Also called the master blaster, Sachin is one of the greatest batsmen in international cricket
  • He is currently highest scorer and has a record of largest number of ODI centuries
  • The only player to make a double century in one day international
  • Sachin married Anjali, he has two children
  • Wasn't very successful as a captain
  • Richest cricketer, Sachin endorses a large number of products

M.S. Dhoni

  • Current captain and wicket keeper, M.S. Dhoni is known for his aggressive bating
  • He was born in Ranchi, Bihar
  • Fond of bikes, Dhoni has 23 bikes in his garage
  • Recently married Sakshi, a Kolkata girl
  • Team occupied 1st rank in ICC ratings under his captaincy
  • Made his debut as a captain in 2008
  • Dhoni currently has 20 endorsements

Who is the best Cricketer?
  • Sachin Tendulkar
  • Mahendra Singh Dhoni

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