“Sachin is a genius. I am a mere Mortal”, Brian Lara on Sachin Tendulkar
Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar, the name speaks of innumerable amount of records by itself. And as a matter of fact, Sachin Tendulkar is the holder of a sea of records in the World Cricket. Some seem to remain unbroken for decades. To let you know more about those, here is a list of the top 20 records held by the Master Blaster in Cricket
1. Sachin Tendulkar has the highest number of runs in both ODIs (18426) and tests (15921) and also the highest run scorer in international cricket with 34347 international runs.
2. He holds the record for the most number of centuries in both Test (51) and ODI (49) Cricket and is the sole man on the planet to have 100 international centuries by his name.
3. Sachin Tendulkar has played with and against 989 players in international Cricket which includes 141 Indian Cricketers and 848 opponents.
4. He played 200 international tests which have been the highest ever played by any player. The next on the list is Steve Waugh, who played 168 test matches.
5. He also has played the most number of ODI matches with 463 ODIs. The next on the list is Sanath Jayasuriya, who played 445 ODI matches.
6. He was the first player to reach 12000 runs and above in test Cricket and was also the first player to reach 10000 runs in ODI Cricket.
7. He scored centuries against all test playing nations. He is the third player to do so after Steve Waugh and Gary Kirsten.
8. He holds the record for most number of Man of the Match awards in international Cricket with 76 Man Of the Match awards (14 in Tests, 62 IN ODIs).
9. He was the first person to score a double hundred in ODIs.
11. He has been India’s top scorer in 129 innings in ODIs. No other player in the world has achieved it for any country.
12. Sachin Tendulkar has scored the most number of ODI runs in a calendar year with 1894 runs. He has scored over 1000 runs in a calendar year in ODIs 8 times.
13. He holds the record for the most number of boundaries hit by a player in ODIs with 2211 boundaries.
14. Sachin Tendulkar and Sourav Ganguly hold the record for most number of runs by any partnership in ODIs. They scored 8227 runs in 176 innings with a record of 26 century partnerships.
15. He jointly with Javed Miandad holds the record for most number of World Cups played with 6 World Cups
16. He scored the most number of runs in World Cup Cricket till date with 2278 runs.
17. He is the second highest player with respect to the number of matches played in World Cup tournaments with 45 matches. The topper in the list is Ricky Ponting with 46 matches.
18. Sachin Tendulkar scored the most number of centuries in World Cup Cricket with 6 centuries. The second in the list is Ricky Ponting with 5 centuries.
19. He holds the record for the most number of runs in a single World Cup tournament with 673 runs in the 2003 World Cup in which he was adjourned the Man Of the Series award
20. He is the only player in international Cricket to have 5 international test centuries in his name before the age of 20.