Sachin Tendulkar is a former Indian cricketer who is known as one of the greatest batsmen in the history of cricket. The history of cricket is incomplete without the name of this legendary batsman. He has almost achieved every single record that can be achieved in the game of cricket.
Sachin is the only player in the history of cricket to score 100 international centuries. Tendulkar has been honored with the Padma Vibhushan award, which is India’s second highest civilian award and the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award, which is India’s highest sporting honour. Sachin Tendulkar was named as an Honorary Member of the Order of Australia in 2012 and was ranked 78th among the richest sportsman in the world according to the Forbes in 2012. Lets take a look at his most major achievements in the game of cricket.
- Sachin has played 463 One Day International matches which is a record itself.
- He has played at 90 different grounds.
- Sachin is the only batsman to score 200 runs in a ODI match.
- Sachin has scored 18426 ODI runs which are the highest in cricket history.
- He holds the record of hitting the most fours (25) in an innings.
Centuries and Fifties:
- Most centuries (49).
- Most centuries against one opponent (9) vs. Australia.
- Most Fifties in World Cup Matches (21)
- Most Man of the Match Awards: 62
- Most Man of the Series Awards: 15
- Tendulkar has played the most number of Test Matches (192).
- Highest run scorer in the history of Test cricket with 15562 Test runs.
- First player to reach 12,000-13,000-14,000,15000 Test runs.
- Tendulkar and Brian Lara are the fastest to score 10,000 runs in Test cricket history.
- Highest number of Test centuries(51)
Combined Records (ODI & Test & T20):
- First batsman in history to score 100 centuries in international cricket (51 in Tests and 49 in ODIs).
- First batsman in history to complete 33,000 runs in (ODIs+Tests).
- Record of getting out the maximum number of times in the 90s in international matches (27 time).
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