Sachin TendulkarSachin Ramesh Tendulkar is an Indian cricketer widely acknowledged as the greatest living batsman, and second only to Don Bradman in the all time greatest list in Test cricket.
- Full name : sachin Ramesh Tendulker
- born : 24 apr 1973
- height : 5ft5in
- batting style : right hand
- bowling style : right arm leg spin ,off spin ,medium pace
- role : batsman
Sachin completed his high school from Sharadasharam Vidyamandir, and it was here where he met his mentor, coach and creator, Ramakant Achrekar. Very few know that the greatest batsman of the world who gives nightmares to many fast bowlers first started as a fast bowler himself. But was suggested by Cricket Greats to focus on his batting.
From his early days he impressed many by his batting. At just 13 he started playing for cricket club of India and at the age of 15 he played for Bombay in state level competition. He scored century on his debut in first class cricket and he was the youngest to do so. He scored a century in first matches of both the Deodhar and Duleep Trophy.
He made his presence felt when he made an unbeaten 326 in a 664 partnership with Vinod Kambli in 1988 in an interschool match.
Within one year of his entry in state level he got in the eye of Indian selectors and was selected to play for India against Pakistan at the age of 16 in 1989. Though he made only 15 in that test match but as a young batsman showed a lot of promise. He made his ODI debut on December 1989 against Pakistan.
He scored his first test century in 1990 against England at the age of 18, and became the second youngest to do so in test history. However it took him 79 ODIs to get to his first century in this format. On 9 September 1994 he scored his first ODI century against Australia.
He played his first world cup in 1992 and since then he has played for India in six world cups the most by any cricketer of the world. He has scored more than 200 runs in these world cups, again the highest by any batsmen.
List of Sachin Tendulkars ODI Records
- Longest ODI career – 22 years and 91 days(from December 18,1989 to March 18 2012)
- Most number of runs – 18,426
- Most hundreds – 49
- Most fifties – 96
- Most matches – 463 Most balls faced – 21,392
- Most fours – 2,016 (only batsman to hit more than 2,000 boundaries)
- Most runs in World Cup history – 2,278
- Most hundreds in World Cup – 6
- Most fifties in World Cup – 15
- Most runs in a single edition of World Cup – 673 in 11 matches (2003)
- Youngest Indian to make ODI debut – 16 years, 238 days
- Most Man-of-the-match awards – 62
- Most Man-of-the-series awards – 15
- Most consecutive ODIs for India – 185 (from April 25, 1990 to April 24, 1998)
- Most centuries in a calendar year – 9 (1998)
- Fastest to reach 10,000 ODI runs and onwards (11,000 to 18,000)
- Most hundreds against one team – 9 Vs Australia
- Most times in nineties – 18
- Joint record holder of most World Cup appearances – 6 (1992 to 2011)
- Javed Miandad 6 (1975 to 1996)
- Second highest number of World Cup matches played – 45 (Highest 46 by Ricky Ponting)
List of Sachin Tendulkars Test Records
- Sachin was the third youngest debutant (16 years 205 days) in test cricket.
- Highest run scorer in the history of Test cricket with 15,638 Test runs
- His career average from 1989 to 2012 is 193 Tests, 15,638 runs at 54.68
- He became the first Indian to surpass the 11,000 Test run mark
- Sachin and Brian Lara are the fastest to score 10,000 runs in 195 innings
- Scored world record of 8705 runs in Tests away from home
- Scored world record of 29 Centuries in Tests away from home
- First player to reach 12,000-13,000-14,000-15,000 Test runs
- Record for scoring most 1,000 Test runs in a calendar year six times
- Fourth highest run-getter in a single calendar year in Test History
- Created a world record for aggregating most runs in the fourth innings
- The only cricketer to score 100 centuries in International Cricket (Test and ODI)
- Scored his 100th century on 16th March 2012 in the Asia Cup against Bangladesh
- Highest number (51) of Test centuries
- Highest number (20) of 150+ score in Test Cricket
- When he scored his maiden century in 1990, he was the second youngest to score a century.
- His record of 5 centuries before he turned 20 year is a current world record
- Holds the current record of 217 against New Zealand for the highest score in Test cricket by an Indian when captaining in the 1999/2000 Season
- Has scored centuries against all Test playing nations