Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Sachin Tendulkar's roll of honour

Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar, on 5 October 2013, checked yet another box in a long list of milestones in his illustrious career, when he became the first Indian batsman and 16th player to aggregate 50,000 runs across all forms of recognised cricket. Here's a look at some of the other records Tendulkar has to his credit. Only player to score 100 centuries in international cricket. Most One-Day International Matches - 463. Most Test Matches - 198 (As on October 6, 2013). Longest ODI career - 22 years and 91 days (from December 18, 1989 to March 18, 2012). Most runs in Tests - 15,837. Most runs in ODIs - 18,426. Most Hundreds in Tests - 51. Most Hundreds in ODIs - 49. Most Fifties in ODIs - 96. Most Fifties in Tests - 67 (As on October 6, 2013). First male cricketer to score a double century in ODIs - 200* vs South Africa at Gwalior on 24 February 2010. Most ODI centuries in a calendar year - 9 (1998). Most Test centuries by an Indian in a calendar year - 7 (2010). Youngest player to debut for India in Tests - 16 years and 205 days vs Pakistan at Karachi, 15 November 1989. Youngest player to debut for India in ODIs - 16 years and 238 days vs Pakistan at Gujranwala, 18 December 1989. Most ODI runs in a calendar year - 1,894 (1998). Most Test runs by an Indian in a calendar year - 1,562 (2010). Sachin Tendulkar top-scored for India on 129 occasions - the most by any player in ODIs. Sachin Tendulkar was the first player to complete the all-round treble of 10000 runs, 100 wickets and 100 catches in ODIs. Fastest to reach 10,000 ODI runs and onwards (11,000 to 18,000). Fastest to reach 12,000 Test runs and onwards (12,000 to 15,000). Most runs in World Cup history - 2,278. Most runs in a single edition of World Cup - 673 in 11 matches (2003). Joint record holder of most World Cup appearances - 6 (1992 to 2011) with Pakistan's Javed Miandad 6 (1975 to 1996). On 11 December 1988, aged 15 years and 232 days, Sachin Tendulkar made his debut for Mumbai against Gujarat at home and scored 100 not out in that match, making him the youngest Indian to score a century on first-class debut. He also made an unbeaten century in the Irani Trophy match against Delhi at the start of the 1989ñ90 season, playing for Rest of India. (Ben Radford/Allsport)... In 1992, Sachin Tendulkar became the first overseas-born player to represent Yorkshire, which prior to him joining the team, never selected players even from other English counties. Sachin Tendulkar has been awarded the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna, Arjuna Award, Padma Shri and Padma Vibhushan by Indian government. He is the only Indian cricketer to get all these awards.

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