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Sachin Tendulkar

By Financial IndependentsPublished about a year ago 3 min read

Sachin Tendulkar is a retired Indian cricketer and widely considered as one of the greatest batsmen of all time. He holds numerous records across different formats of the game. Some of his notable records include:

  • Most international centuries: Tendulkar holds the record for the most international centuries scored by a batsman, with 100 centuries across all formats of the game. He scored 51 Test centuries and 49 ODI centuries, making him the first player to score a century in all three formats of the game.
  • Most runs in international cricket: Tendulkar holds the record for the most runs scored in international cricket, with a total of 34,357 runs across all formats. He is the only player to surpass the 30,000-run mark in international cricket.
  • Most matches played: Tendulkar holds the record for the most matches played in international cricket, with a total of 664 appearances across all formats.
  • Most Test runs: Tendulkar holds the record for the most runs scored in Test cricket, with a total of 15,921 runs. He is the only player to surpass the 15,000-run mark in Test cricket.
  • Most ODI runs: Tendulkar holds the record for the most runs scored in ODI cricket, with a total of 18,426 runs. He is the only player to surpass the 18,000-run mark in ODI cricket.
  • Most Man of the Match awards in ODIs: Tendulkar holds the record for the most Man of the Match awards in ODI cricket, with a total of 62 awards.
  • Most half-centuries in ODIs: Tendulkar holds the record for the most half-centuries scored in ODI cricket, with a total of 96 half-centuries.
  • Most centuries in World Cup: Tendulkar holds the record for most centuries scored in the Cricket World Cup, with a total of 6 centuries.
  • Longest international career: Tendulkar holds the record for the longest international career, with a span of 24 years and 205 days between his debut and final match.
  • Most consecutive Test appearances: Tendulkar holds the record for the most consecutive Test appearances, with a total of 186 matches.
  • Most ODI appearances as captain: Tendulkar holds the record for the most ODI appearances as captain, with a total of 73 matches.
  • Most ODI centuries as captain: Tendulkar holds the record for the most ODI centuries scored as captain, with a total of 9 centuries.
  • Most Test centuries in a calendar year: Tendulkar holds the record for the most Test centuries scored in a calendar year, with a total of 7 centuries in 1997.
  • Most Test centuries against one team: Tendulkar holds the record for the most Test centuries scored against one team, with a total of 9 centuries against Australia.
  • First cricketer to score a double century in ODIs: Tendulkar was the first cricketer to score a double century in ODIs, when he scored an unbeaten 200* against South Africa in 2010.
  • Most centuries in ODIs while chasing: Tendulkar holds the record for most centuries in ODIs while chasing, with a total of 8 centuries.
  • Most runs in a bilateral ODI series: Tendulkar holds the record for most runs in a bilateral ODI series, with a total of 673 runs in the 2003-04 series against Australia.
  • Most centuries in World Cup: Tendulkar holds the record for the most centuries scored in the Cricket World Cup, with a total of 6 centuries.
  • Most runs in World Cup: Tendulkar holds the record for the most runs scored in the Cricket World Cup, with a total of 2,278 runs.
  • Most runs in a World Cup edition: Tendulkar holds the record for the most runs in a single edition of the Cricket World Cup, with a total of 673 runs in the 2003 tournament.
  • Most runs in a single World Cup innings: Tendulkar holds the record for the most runs in a single World Cup innings, with a score of 152 against Namibia in the 2003 tournament.
  • Most catches in ODIs: Tendulkar holds the record for the most catches by a non-wicketkeeper in ODIs, with a total of 140 catches.
  • Most Man of the Series awards in ODIs: Tendulkar holds the record for the most Man of the Series awards in ODIs, with a total of 15 awards.
  • Most Man of the Match awards in Tests: Tendulkar holds the record for the most Man of the Match awards in Tests, with a total of 62 awards.
  • First cricketer to score 30,000 international runs: Tendulkar was the first cricketer to score 30,000 international runs, a milestone he reached in 2012.

These records show that Sachin Tendulkar's impact on the game of cricket has been profound and his records continue to stand the test of time. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest cricketers of all time and his legacy will be remembered for many years to come.

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