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Sachin Tendulkar Celebrates 51st Birthday: Exploring 15 Records Set by the Cricket Maestro.

Sachin Tendulkar Celebrates 51st Birthday: Exploring 15 Records Set by the Cricket Maestro.
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Happy Birthday Sachin Tendulkar! Known as the God of Cricket, Tendulkar's incredible batting skills have dominated the cricket world for over two decades.

The Cricket World Cup debuted in 1975, just two years before Sachin Tendulkar was born in Mumbai. Widely hailed as the "God of Cricket," Tendulkar's mastery of batting has reigned over the cricket realm for over two decades. 

His journey began at 11 when his elder brother Ajit Tendulkar inspired him to pursue cricket. Ajit introduced him to the late Ramakant Achrekar, a renowned coach in Indian cricket at the time, setting the stage for Tendulkar's legendary career.

Sachin Tendulkar stepped into international cricket in 1989, facing formidable opponents like Imran Khan, Waqar Younis, and Wasim Akram at the age of 16. That marked the start of a remarkable journey. 

Over the years, Tendulkar set and shattered numerous records before retiring from international cricket in 2013. 

As we honor The Little Master on his 51st birthday today, let's reflect on his illustrious career and the records he etched in cricket history.

Sachin Tendulkar's Remarkable Career: A Look at His Legendary Records

1: Most Test appearances

Sachin Tendulkar holds the record for the most Test matches played, with an impressive 200 appearances, making him the most capped international player in the longest format of the game. James Anderson comes second with 187 Test matches, with Tendulkar's 200th Test marking the conclusion of his exceptional career.

2: Most Test runs

Sachin Tendulkar tops the charts for the most runs scored in Test cricket, amassing an impressive 15,921 runs. His batting average of 53.28 and remarkable 51 centuries showcase his unparalleled dominance in red-ball cricket.

3: Most Test centuries

Tendulkar achieved the remarkable feat of scoring 51 centuries in Test cricket, the most by any player. His 51st century came against South Africa in 2010, showcasing his prowess even in challenging conditions away from home, highlighting his enduring excellence throughout his career.

4: Most ODI runs in a calendar year

In 1998, Sachin Tendulkar achieved a record-breaking feat by scoring 1894 runs in One Day Internationals (ODIs). This tally included nine centuries and seven half-centuries, making it the highest run total ever in a calendar year in ODI cricket history. He maintained an impressive average of 65.31 and had a strike rate of 102.15 in 34 matches played during that exceptional year.

5: Most fours in ODI career

Tendulkar smashed a total of 2016 boundaries in One Day Internationals (ODIs), showcasing his ability to find gaps and dominate the game. His skillful batting and command on the field made him a beloved figure among fans right from the start of his ODI career.

6: Most international runs

Tendulkar's incredible batting amassed 34,357 runs for India across all three formats, a record that remains unmatched in international cricket history.

7: Most Player of the Match awards

Tendulkar holds the record for being named Player of the Match 76 times for India across all formats, making him the most decorated player in international cricket history in terms of this accolade.

8: Most centuries against a country

Tendulkar's incredible prowess against Australia saw him score 20 centuries, the most by any player against them. This record surpasses Sir Don Bradman's 19 centuries against England. 

Tendulkar faced Australia in a total of 110 international matches and amassed an impressive 6707 runs against them.

9: Most fifties in ODIs

Tendulkar achieved 145 half-centuries in One Day Internationals (ODIs), a record that is only surpassed by Virat Kohli's 122 half-centuries.

10: Most nineties in ODIs

Tendulkar holds the record for being dismissed in the 90s the most times in One Day Internationals (ODIs), with a total of 18 instances.

11: Most ODI appearances

Tendulkar holds the record for the most One Day International (ODI) appearances, having played in 463 matches. His final ODI was against Pakistan in the Asia Cup in 2012.

12: Most consecutive ODIs

Tendulkar's remarkable consistency was evident in his streak of playing 185 consecutive One Day Internationals (ODIs) for India, spanning from April 1990 to April 1998. This streak stands as the longest uninterrupted run by any player in the history of international cricket.

13: Most fifties in Tests

Tendulkar's excellence in Test cricket is highlighted by his record of scoring 119 half-centuries, the most by any batsman in the history of red-ball cricket.

14: Most fours in Tests

Tendulkar's dynamic batting style made Test cricket enjoyable for fans, evident in his record of hitting over 2058 boundaries in the longest format of the game. He was among the pioneers of modern, aggressive batting techniques that added excitement to Test matches.

15: Fastest to 10,000 Test runs

Tendulkar's journey to 10,000 Test runs was remarkably swift, achieved in just 195 innings. This milestone is shared with Brian Lara as the joint-fastest in cricket history. 

Tendulkar reached this landmark 16 years after his international debut, accomplishing it during a match against Pakistan at the iconic Eden Gardens in 2005.

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