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‘The man who made us fall in love with cricket’ – Cricket fraternity extends wishes as Sachin Tendulkar turns 49

Sachin Tendulkar is the proud owner of many cricket records, including most runs and centuries

Sachin Tendulkar
Sachin Tendulkar (Image Credit : Twitter)

Legandaty Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar  turned 49 today, 24th April 2022. Tendulkar is one of the most respected cricketers and his birthday is no less than a festival for the cricket fraternity. Naturally, the the fans and cricketers flooded social media with birthday wishes for the Master Blaster. Tendulkar made numerous records during his playing career, spanning  over 24 years from 1989 to 2013. Tendulkar owns most of the biggest cricket records. He is the highest run getter in Test cricket. In 200 Test, the right-hander has amassed 15921 runs, including 51 hundreds, the most by any player.

The Mumbai-born player is also the all-time highest run-getter and century maker in ODIs. In 463 games, Tendulkar amassed 18426 runs, including 49 hundreds. Notably, him playing 200 Tests and 463 ODIs is also a record which is unlikely to be broken in near future.

Apart from these records, he is only the second player after Pakistan’s Javed Miandad to play six ODI World Cups. Miandad played six World Cups for his nation between 1975 to 1996. On the other hand, Sachin played as many showpiece events from 1992 to 2011. Miandad became a World Cup winner in 1992, under the leadership of Imran Khan. Meanwhile, Tendulkar won the World Cup in 2011.  Tendulkar also holds the record of scoring most runs in a World Cup. He scored 673 runs in 2003 World Cup. Unfortunately, India lost to Australia in the final.

Tendulkar also holds the unique record of scoring more than 15000 runs and picking more than 150 wickets in ODI format. Sachin also has the most Player of the Match and Player of the Series awards to his name i.e 76 across formats (14 in Tests and 62 in ODIs). He also has a record of playing 239 matches across formats on the trot from 1990 to 1998. These include 54 Tests and 185 ODIs. He was the first player to hit a double century in 50-over cricket. The innings came against South Africa in February 2010.

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