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 A man called "Tendulkar"

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PostSubject: A man called "Tendulkar"   Mon Dec 24, 2012 3:12 pm

Group Captain Sachin Tendulakar aka
God of cricket retires....
Lets count some of his achievement
* Highest run getter in test matches (15,638 as on 6 December 2012).
* Highest run getter in ODIs (18,426 as on 24 August 2012).
* Most number of centuries in Test matches - 51.
* Most number of centuries in ODIs - 49.
* Most number of man of the match awards (62) in the ODIs.
* Most number of man of the series awards (17) in ODIs.
* Best average for man of the matches in ODIs.
* First cricketer to reach 10000 runs in the ODIs.
* First cricketer to reach 15000 runs in the ODIs.
* He is the highest run scorer in World Cups (2,278 at an average of 56.95 as on 2 April 2011)
* Most number of the man of the match awards in World cups.
* Most number of runs in the 1996 World cup - 523 runs at an average of 87.16.
* Most number of runs in the 2003 World cup - 673 runs in 2003 Cricket World Cup, highest by any player in a single Cricket World Cup.
* Most number of Fifties in ODI's - 96.
* Appeared in most number of tests - 193.
* Appeared in most number of ODIs - 463.
* First player to score 200 runs in an ODI.
* He is the only player to be in top 10 ICC Batsmen ranking for 10 years in Tests.
* He was the first cricketer to receive the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna, India's highest sporting honor only to be followed by Mahendra Singh Dhoni.
* In 2002, Wisden rated him as the second greatest Test batsman after Sir Donald Bradman.
* In 2003, Wisden rated Tendulkar as the No. 1 and Richards at No. 2 in all time Greatest ODI players.
* He was involved in unbroken 664-run partnership in a Harris Shield game in 1988 with friend and team mate Vinod Kambli.
* Tendulkar is the only player to score a century in all three of his Ranji Trophy, Duleep Trophy and Irani Trophy debuts.
* In 1992, at the age of 19, Tendulkar became the first overseas born player to represent Yorkshire.
* Tendulkar has been granted the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna, Arjuna Award, Padma Shri and Padma Vibhushan by Indian government. He is the only Indian cricketer to get all of them.
* Tendulkar has scored over 1000 runs in a calendar year in ODIs 7 times.
* Tendulkar has scored 1894 runs in calendar year in ODIs most by any batsman.
* He has the least percentage of the man of the matches awards won when team loses a match in ODIs. * Out of his 62 man of the match awards only 5 times India has lost.
* Tendulkar most number man of match awards (10) against Australia.
* In August 2003, Sachin Tendulkar was voted as the "Greatest Sportsman" of the country in the sport personalities category in the Best of India poll conducted by Zee News.
* In November 2006, Time magazine named Tendulkar as one of the Asian Heroes.
* The current India Poised campaign run by The Times of India has nominated him as the Face of New India next to the likes of Amartya Sen and Mahatma Gandhi among others.
* Tendulkar was the first batsman to score over 50 centuries in international cricket.
* Tendulkar was the first batsman to score over 75 centuries in international cricket.
* Has the most overall runs in cricket, (ODIs+Tests+Twenty20s), as of December 2012 he had accumulated almost 34,074 runs overall.
* Sachin Tendulkar with Sourav Ganguly hold the world record for the maximum number of runs scored by the opening partnership. They have put together 6,271 runs in 128 matches
* The 22 century partnerships for opening pair with Sourav Ganguly is a world record.
* Sachin Tendulkar and Rahul Dravid hold the world record for the highest partnership in ODI matches when they scored 331 runs against New Zealand in 1999
* Sachin Tendulkar has been involved in six 200 run partnerships in ODI matches - a record that he shares with Sourav Ganguly and Rahul Dravid
* Most ODI Centuries in a calendar year: 9 centuries in 1998.
* Only player to have over 100 innings of 50+ runs (49 Centuries and 96 Fifties)(as of 7 March 2012)
* The only player ever to cross the 14,000, 15,000, 16,000, 17,000, 18,000 run marks IN ODI.
* Second highest individual score among Indian batsmen (200* against South Africa at Gwalior in 2011).
* The score of 200* is the second highest score recorded in ODI matches
* Tendulkar has scored over 1000 ODI runs against all major Cricketing nations.
* Sachin was the fastest to reach 10,000 runs taking 259 innings and has the highest batting average among batsmen with over 10,000 ODI runs
* Most number of Stadium Appearances: 90 different Grounds
* Consecutive ODI Appearances: 185
* On his debut, Sachin Tendulkar was the second youngest debutant in the world
* When Tendulkar scored his maiden century in 1990, he was the second youngest to score a century
* Tendulkar's record of five test centuries before he turned 20 is a current world record
* Tendulkar holds the current record (217 against NZ in 1999/00 Season) for the highest score in Test cricket by an Indian when captaining the side
* Tendulkar has scored centuries against all test playing nations.
* He was the third batman to achieve the distinction after Steve Waugh and Gary Kirsten.
* He holds record for the second most number of seasons with over 1000 runs in world in a calendar year.
* On 3 January 2007 Sachin Tendulkar (5751) edged past Brian Lara's (5736) world record of runs scored in Tests away from home.
* Tendulkar and Brian Lara are the fastest to score 10,000 runs in Test cricket history. Both of them achieved this in 195 innings.
* Second Indian after Sunil Gavaskar to make over 10,000 runs in Test matches.
* Became the first Indian to surpass the 11,000 Test run mark and the third overall.
First to score 30,000 international runs.
* Tendulkar's 33,906 runs in international cricket include 18,426 runs in ODIs, 15,470 Tests runs and 10 runs in the lone Twenty20 that India has played.
* On December 10, 2005, Tendulkar made his 35th century in Tests at Delhi against Sri Lanka . He surpassed Sunil Gavaskar's record of 34 centuries to become the man with the most number of hundreds in Test cricket.
* Tendulkar is the only player who has 150 wickets and more than 15,000 runs in ODIs.
* Tendulkar is the first batsman in history to score 100 centuries in international cricket.
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