With 34,357 international runs to his name, let’s cherry pick the top records held by the legend who hit a life half century on Monday, April 24, 2023.
If Sachin Tendulkar did well, India soared; when he failed, her spirits sank. He single-handedly won difficult games, broke records, and became the best in the world. As he turns 50 on April 24, The Indian Express unpacks the genius — stroke by stroke, miracle by miracle.
Tea time: 50 Not Out! pic.twitter.com/WzfK88EZcN
— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) April 24, 2023
Pic Credit- Sachin Sir
Know About These Sachin Records?
Most 100s: Sachin holds the records for most career hundreds, having hammered a century of 100s in his 24-year career.
Most runs in international cricket: Sachin scored 34,357 runs across all formats. No batsman to date has breached the 30K mark, let alone come near to breaking Sachin’s record.
Most hundreds in Test: Sachin tops the list with 51 hundreds. Second on the list is Jacques Kallis, who also retired in 2013 with 45.
Most hundreds in ODIs: With his highest knock, an unbeaten 200, Sachin has hammered the most centuries in One Day Internationals: 49.
Most runs in Test cricket: Sachin lies way ahead of the pack, with 15,921 runs in Test cricket.
Most ODI runs: With a record 18,426 runs, Sachin holds the record having retired from ODIs in 2012.
Most overseas Test 100s: With 29 centuries in away matches, Sachin holds the record.
Most 50s: From 200 matches, Tendulkar tops the list of most fifties, with 119 50+ scores. This includes 51 hundreds and 68 half-centuries.
Fastest to 13,000 runs in Tests: With just four players crossing the 13k mark, Sachin is the fastest player to reach 13,000 runs.
In 2010, during India’s match against Bangladesh in Chattogram, he breached the mark.
Sachin is the only player to cross 14k and 15k runs in Test cricket.
Most Test Caps: Sachin announced his retirement after his 200th Test, making him the most capped player in the longest format of the game.
Most ODI Caps: He is the only player to don the ODI cap for a record 450 matches, having represented the Indian team in 463 games.
Most World Cup runs: Having tops the charts, having hit 2,278 runs across 45 matches. This includes six hundreds on the big stage and 15 half-centuries, with a highest score of 152.
Most Fours in Tests: Sachin is way ahead, with 2.050 fours.
First to score 200 in ODIs: He achieved this milestone against Afghanistan.
First to 50 and 60 international centuries: The first to score 50 and 60 international hundreds in Test and ODI cricket.
First to 10K runs in ODI: Not only the first to 10,000 runs, but first to score from 10K to 18K in ODIs.
Youngest to play for India: Sachin made his Test debut in 1989, when he was 16 years and 205 days old. His record remains unbeaten. Sachin played against Pakistan in his first Test.
Youngest Indian to have scored a Test 100: At 17 years and 197 days old, Sachin was the youngest Indian to achieve this feat.
Six World Cups: Sachin holds this record with Javed Miandad, with the two playing in most number of World Cups. Sachin won the coveted trophy under M S Dhoni in April 2011.
5 Test centuries before 20 The only cricketer to have scored five centuries before he turned 20.
1,000+ runs in a calendar year: Sachin has done it 7 times — 1994, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2007 — a record.
Domestic record: The only player to have scored a hundred on his Ranji Trophy debut, Duleep Trophy debut and Irani Trophy debut.
On a HappyBirthdaySachin Day Some Legendary QUOTES on #SachinTendulkar “I don’t know cricket, I don’t know how Sachin plays. But I still try to watch him playing because I want to know why my country’s economy goes down 0.5% when he’s batting.” — Barack Obama (former US President)
“Sachin Tendulkar, the Little Master, is so talented that wherever you’re from, you can’t help but admire him as he hits another century.” — David Cameron (former UK Prime Minister)
“I had to remind Gary Kristen often that he was in the covers to field against Sachin and not to applaud him.” — Hansie Cronje
“Gentlemen, he is the best batsman I have seen in my life. And unlike most of you, I have seen Bradman bat.” — John Woodcock (English journalist)
“I have delayed my shoots many times to watch Sachin bat.” — Amitabh Bachchan
“In cricket, my superhero is Sachin Tendulkar. He has always been my hero and will continue to remain so.” — Virat Kohli
“If Sachin bats well, India sleeps well.” — Harsha Bhogle
“I never get tired of umpiring whenever Sachin is at the crease.” — Rudy Koertzen
“The only batsman I would love to see by paying for the tickets and sitting in the stand just to watch him is none other than Sachin Tendulkar.” — Brian Lara
“I saw him (Sachin) playing on television and was struck by his technique, so I asked my wife to come look at him. Now I never saw myself play, but I feel that this player is playing much the same as I used to play, and she looked at him on television and said yes, there is a similarity between the two…his compactness, technique, stroke production… it all seemed to gel.” — Sir Donald Bradman
“He exists where we can’t.” — Ajay Jadeja