In what had seemed an inevitable bitter pill for all the lovers of Cricket, the Grand master blaster Sachin Tendulkar has formally announced his retirement from the one day internationals.
The un-crowned grand emperor of Indian cricket, had to finally announce his quitting from the game, in an unceremonious manner. “I have decided to retire from the one-day format of the game,” he said in a statement. Sachin added that he felt “blessed” to have fulfilled the dream of being part of the World Cup winning Indian team in 2011.
Sachin Tendulkar had reigned in the Indian cricket scenario for over two decades, enthralling all his fans throughout his career. He had become a household name among the Indian population. His records remain unparalleled. The Indian cricket context could never be imagined sans Sachin Tendulkar.
Here is a small glimpse of the records from his outstanding career.
Matches Played: 463 ( Most )
Consecutive ODI Appearances: 185
Most Stadium Appearances: 90 different Grounds
Inning appearances: 452 ( Most ). First to appear in 400 innings in ODI matches.
Sachin Tendulkar Most runs in an ODI Innings
Sachin Tendulkar holds the record most runs scored in one ODI innings. He is the one and only batsman to score 200 runs (147ball 25×4 3×6) in an ODI against South Africa
Most runs in an ODI Innings: Sachin Tendulkar holds the record for being the first batsman to score 200 runs (147 balls 25×4 3×6) in an ODI against South Africa. It was the highest score by any batsman for a while, before Virender Sehwag scored 219 (149 balls, 25×4 7×6) against West Indies in the 4th ODI of the 2011 home series against them
Most runs: Sachin has scored 18426 runs in 452 innings of odi cricket at an astonishing average of 44.83 and blistering strike rate of 86.24.He is the leading run scorer in the ODI format of the game and the only player ever to cross the 14,000-15,000-16,000-17,000 and 18,000 run marks.
Sachin Tendulkar First player to reach 10,000-11,000-12,000-13,000-14,000-15,000, 16,000 and 17,000, 18,000 ODI runs.
Sachin Tendulkar has the record for scoring 1,000 ODI runs in a calendar year.
He has done it seven times – 1994, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2000, 2003 and 2007
Tendulkar has scored over 1000 ODI runs against all major Cricketing nations.
Tendulkar is the only batsman to score over 3000 runs against any opponent (Australia). Tendulkar is also the only batsman to achieve the feat runs against two opponents – Sri Lanka is the other team.
After Sachin crossed the 10,000-run mark in ODIs, only seven other players have managed to cross the milestone: (Sanath Jayasuriya, Sourav Ganguly, Rahul Dravid, Ricky Ponting, Brian Lara, Inzamam ul Haq, and Jacques Kallis).
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
Tendulkar holds the record for the highest individual score in a one day international when he scored 200 not out breaking the previous record of 194 in the India vs South Africa ODI on 24 February 2010.
Tendulkar holds the record for the most fours ( boundaries ) in an innings. He hit 25 fours in the innings against South Africa on on 24 February 2010 when he scored double century.
Only player to score 5, 150+ (186*, 152, 163*, 175 and 200*)scores in ODI cricket, followed by Sanath Jayasuriya of Srilanka with 4, 150+ scores in ODI
Centuries and Fifties record:
Most centuries: 49
Only cricketer to ever score a double hundred in the ODI format – against South Africa at Gwalior, India.
Most centuries against an opponent – 9 vs. Australia.
Most centuries vs. Australia, South Africa, Kenya, Sri Lanka, Zimbabwe and Pakistan.
Most centuries in Final Matches 6 & India Win All Matches
Most centuries against One Team – Australia 20 (11 Test+9 ODI)
Most Fifties: 96.
Highest number of above fifty scores in ODIs – 141 (49 Centuries and 96 Fifties).
Most Fifties in World Cup Matches (21)
Most Man of the Match Awards: 62 Man of the Match Awards
Most Man of the Series Awards: 15 Man of the Series Awards
Calendar Year record:
Most ODI runs in a calendar year: 1,894 ODI runs in 1998.
Most Centuries in a calendar year: 9 ODI centuries in 1998
Sachin Tendulkar Partnership Records in Cricket history
Sachin with Sourav Ganguly hold the world record for the maximum number of runs scored by the opening partnership. They have put together 6,609 runs in 136 matches that includes 21 century partnerships and 23 fifty run partnerships. The 20 century partnerships for opening pair is also a world record.Most century partnerships for opening pair in the cricket history- Ganguly and Sachin put together 20 century partnerships as opening pair.
Sachin and Rahul Dravid hold the world record for the highest partnership in ODI matches when they scored 331 runs against New Zealand in 1999 at the LBS, Hyderabad
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 runs (2,278 at an average of 56.95 as on 9 April 2011) in World Cup Cricket History including 6 centuries & 15 fifties with a best score of 152* against Namibia in 2003 world cup * 673 runs in 2003 Cricket World Cup, highest by any player in a single Cricket World Cup.
Player Of The World Cup Tournament in the 2003 Cricket World Cup.
5239 runs in the 1996 Cricket World Cup at an average of 87.16, making him the highest run scorer in the 1996 World Cup and setting the then record for the highest runs by any player in a single Cricket World Cup – subsequently bettered by himself in the 2003 World Cup
Of 462 matches Sachin Tendular has played, India has lost 200 matches.
He has opened Batting 340 times in ODI cricket which is a record.
He has 96 fifties to his credit. Most by any Batsman.
He has scored 50+ runs 145 times in ODI cricket.
Sachin Tendulkar World Cup Records
Most Runs. (2120 Runs)
Most Fifties. (13 Fifties)
Most Hundreds. (6 Hundreds)
Most runs in a series. (673 runs in 2003 World Cup)
Highest Partnership runs for 3rd wicket. (237 Runs with Rahul Dravid).
1994: Arjuna Award Recipient for achievements in Cricket
1997: Tendulkar was one of the five cricketers selected as Wisden Cricketer of the Year
1997/98: India’s highest sporting honour – Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna
1999: Padma Shri – India’s fourth highest civilian award
2008: Padma Vibhushan – India’s second highest civilian award
2010: ICC Cricketer of the year – Highest award in the ICC listings
2010: LG People’s Choice Award
ICC World Test XI: 2009, 2010, 2011
ICC World ODI XI: 2004, 2007, 2010
Wisden Leading Cricketer in the World 1997, 2010, 2012