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Accomplishments of Sachin Tendulkar

Sachin Tendulkar is regarded as the best batsman in the world has made many records, accomplished many achievements and received many awards in his cricket career. Following is a list of his achievements he made in his career till date.

Records of Sachin Tendulkar

Test cricket

  • Sachin was the third youngest debutant (16 years 205 days) in test cricket.
  • Highest run scorer in the history of Test cricket with 15,638 Test runs (as on 6 December 2012)
  • His career average from 1989 to 2012 is 193 Tests, 15,638 runs at 54.68
  • He became the first Indian to surpass the 11,000 Test run mark
  • Sachin and Brian Lara are the fastest to score 10,000 runs in 195 innings
  • Scored world record of 8705 runs in Tests away from home
  • Scored world record of 29 Centuries in Tests away from home
  • First player to reach 12,000-13,000-14,000-15,000 Test runs
  • Record for scoring most 1,000 Test runs in a calendar year six times
  • Fourth highest run-getter in a single calendar year in Test History
  • Created a world record for aggregating most runs in the fourth innings
  • The only cricketer to score 100 centuries in International Cricket (Test and ODI)
  • Scored his 100th century on 16th March 2012 in the Asia Cup during the 4th ODI against Bangladesh
  • Highest number (51) of Test centuries
  • Highest number (20) of 150+ score in Test Cricket
  • When he scored his maiden century in 1990, he was the second youngest to score a century.
  • His record of 5 centuries before he turned 20 year is a current world record
  • Holds the current record of 217 against New Zealand for the highest score in Test cricket by an Indian when captaining in the 1999/2000 Season
  • Has scored centuries against all Test playing nations

ODI cricket

  • Played 463 matches and made 185 consecutive ODI appearances
  • Sachin was the second youngest debutant in ODI cricket
  • Sachin holds the record for being the first batsman to score the most runs (200) in an ODI Innings
  • Scored the most runs (18426 runs in 452 innings) in ODI cricket
  • The only player ever to cross the 14,000-15,000-16,000-17,000 and 18,000 run marks
  • First player to reach 10,000-11,000-12,000-13,000-14,000-15,000-16,000-17,000 and 18,000 ODI runs
  • Scored the most (49) centuries
  • Sachin and Virender Sehwag are the only cricketers ever to score a double hundred in ODI
  • Most ODI runs (1,894) in a calendar year 1998
  • Most centuries (9) in a calendar year 1998
  • Sachin along with Sourav Ganguly hold the world record for the maximum number of runs scored by the opening partnership
  • Sachin along with Rahul Dravid hold the world record for the highest partnership in ODI matches
  • Has been involved in six 200 run partnerships in ODI matches
  • Most runs (2,278) in World Cup Cricket
  • Player Of The World Cup Tournament in the 2003 Cricket World Cup
  • Opened Batting 340 times in ODI cricket
  • Most overall runs in international cricket (ODIs+Tests+Twenty20)
  • Record of getting out the maximum number of times in the 90s in international matches

Awards and Achievements

  • 1994: Arjuna Award Recipient for achievements in Cricket
  • 1997: One of the five cricketers selected as Wisden Cricketer of the Year
  • 1997/98: Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna - India's highest sporting honour
  • 1999: Padma Shri - India's fourth highest civilian award
  • 2003 - The "Greatest Sportsman" of the country in the Best of India poll by Zee News
  • 2006 - One of the Asian Heroes by Time magazine
  • 2006 - Sports person of the Year
  • 2008: Padma Vibhushan - India's second highest civilian award
  • 2009 - Time magazine included Sachin's Test Debut in Top 10 Sporting Moments
  • 2010: LG People's Choice Award
  • 2010: ICC Cricketer of the year - Highest award in the ICC listings
  • 2010 - Sports Icon of the Year for 21 years at the NDTV Indian of the Year Awards
  • 2010 - One of the world's 100 most influential people in "The 2010 TIME 100" poll by Time magazine
  • 2004, 2007 and 2010: ICC World ODI XI
  • 2009, 2010 and 2011: ICC World Test XI
  • 1997, 2010 and 2012: Wisden Leading Cricketer in the World
  • Sachin has won a record 16 Man of the Series and 62 Man of the Match awards in ODI Matches
  • Sachin has the distinction of having won Man of the Match Award against all ICC Full Members (Test Playing Nations)
He is the only player of current generation who was included by Sir Don Bradman in his squad of playing eleven. And rated him the best among cricketer of his generation.

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