Batting legend Sachin Tendulkar celebrates his 42nd birthday on the 24th of April. The Indian legend is in New Delhi, as his mentored team, the Mumbai Indians locked horns with the Delhi Daredevils at the Feroz Shah Kolta in Delhi on the 23rd of April. The cricket great is expected to celebrate his 42nd birthday with family, and members of the Mumbai Indians set up. Tendulkar is known to hold low key celebrations and none of his parties have ever hogged the limelight. This icon of the game surely believes in keeping things down to earth.

In India, people worship Tendulkar as a God and they have their fair share of reasons behind doing so. His contribution to the sport in India needs no words.

In this article, we have a look at the 42 records which the batting legend holds on his 42nd birthday.

1. Most number of Test runs – 15,921

2. Most number of ODI runs – 18,426

3. Most number of Tests played – 200

4. Most number of ODIs played – 463

5. First batsman to score a double hundred in One Day Internationals. Also has 100 international tons to his name.

6. Most ODI half centuries – 967. Most number of ODI tons – 49

7. Most ODI half centuries – 96

8. Most Test centuries – 51

9. First Overseas cricketer to play for Yorkshire

10. Most number of runs in World Cup history (2278) and a joint record of most World Cup appeared in with Javed Miandad ( 6 World  Cups)

11. Only batsman to have scored a century on Ranji Trophy, Irani Trophy and Duleep Trophy debuts.

12. Most number of World Cup centuries – 6

13. Most 90s in Tests – 10 (Equal with  Steve Waugh and Rahul Dravid)

14. Most fifties in Tests – 68

15. Most fours in Tests – More than 2,058

16. Fastest to 10,000 runs in Tests (195 innings – equally held  with Brian Lara and Kumar Sangakkara)

 17. Fastest to 14,000 runs in Tests – 279 innings

18. Fastest to 15,000 runs in Tests – 300

19. Most ODI runs in a calendar year – 1,894 in 1998

20. Most runs in a single edition of World Cup – 673 in 2003

21. Most ODI hundreds in a calendar year – 9 in 1998

22. Most ODI hundreds against a team – 9 against Australia

23. Most 90s in ODIs – 18

24. First man to score 10,000 ODI runs

25. Fastest to 10,000 ODI runs – 259 innings

26. Fastest to 11,000 ODI runs – 276

27. Fastest to 12,000 ODI runs – 300

28. Fastest to 13,000 ODI runs – 321

29. Fastest to 14,000 ODI runs – 350

30. Fastest to 15,000 ODI runs – 377

31. Only batsman to score 15,000 ODI runs. Therefore he is the first batsman to have 16,000, 17,000, and 18000 ODI runs.

32. Highest partnership for India – 331 with Rahul Dravid against New Zealand. This was the world record for over 15 years, but was recently broken by Chris Gayle and Marlon Samuels.

33. Best partnership by a pair in ODI’s – 8227 runs between Sachin Tendulkar and Sourav Ganguly

34. Highest partnership between openers – 6609 runs between Sourav Ganguly and Sachin Tendulkar

35. Most hundred partnerships by a pair in ODIs – Tendulkar and Ganguly – 26

36. Most hundred partnerships by a pair in Tests –  Sachin Tendulkar and Rahul Dravid – 20

37. Highest partnership for a pair in tests – 6920 runs between Sachin Tendulkar and Rahul Dravid

38. Most consecutive ODI matches played – 185

39. India’s youngest ODI captain at 23 years and 126 days (Vs Sri Lanka in 1996)

40. Most Man-of-the-match awards won in ODIs – 62

 41. Most Man-of-the-series awards won in ODIs – 15

42. Youngest Indian player to make ODI and Test debut