Sachin Tendulkar

Sachin Tendulkar can rightfully be considered the most complete batsman of all time. Five of his records that are most likely to remain unbreakable are listed here

Most runs in Tests and ODIs

Tendulkar’s 200-match career in whites ended with 15921 runs. Many cricketers don’t even score this much across all formats of the game! His average in the purest form of the game is 53.71. It’s highly unlikely that anyone will ever come close to it. In the 50-over format, he scored 18426. His average in ODIs is 44.83.

51 Test Centuries

He holds the record of 51 centuries in the test format. He racked up 11 tons in 39 matches against Australia scoring a total of 3630 runs. Another remarkable feat was his 241-run knock in Sydney in the New Year Test in 2004.

Longest ODI Career

Tendulkar’s ODI career lasted for 22 years and 91 days. His debut was against Pakistan on December 18 in Gujranwala, which wasn’t a very good match. Despite the bad start, he pulled up his socks very quickly. His last match was also against Pakistan on March 18th, 2012 which was his 463rd match.

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Most runs in World Cups

Tendulkar has played the World Cup six times. His total score was 2278 runs with an average of 56.95. There are also 6 centuries and 15 half-centuries to his name. His contribution to winning the 2011 World Cup in the Wankhede Stadium is also greatly remembered.

Most number of Test Matches

Tendulkar has played a whopping number of 200 Tests. His 200th Test was also the last of his celebrated career. This match played at the Wankhede Stadium was never about India winning it against West Indies but was about Sachin Tendulkar. Today, it is next to impossible for any cricketer to break this record.

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