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What's missing in Tendulkar's bag of records? Check it out

Last updated on: August 4, 2010 09:05 IST

A star from the start

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Rajneesh Gupta digs out the records Sachin Tendulkar has eclipsed since his debut in 1989.

After becoming the most capped player in Test history, with 169 Test appearances, overtaking former Australia captain Steve Waugh, Sachin Tendulkar has nothing left to achieve.

The highest run-getter in both forms of game -- Test and One-dayers, he also has the maximum number of centuries under his belt in both the versions.

That record stand of 664 at Azad Maidan, in Mumbai, in 1988, with Vinod Kambli, is the cornerstone of Tendulkar greatness.


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Only player to hit century on debut in Ranji Trophy, Irani Trophy and Duleep Trophy

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It was while playing for his school, Sharadashram, against St. Xavier's at the Azad Maidan in February, 1988, that he caught the eye. He and Kamble shared a record unbroken stand of 664 runs for the third-wicket. Both players remained unbeaten on 326 and 349 respectively.

He scored a hundred (100*) for Mumbai against Gujarat at Mumbai in the 1988-89 season on his first class debut to then become the youngest to do so on debut in Indian first class cricket and then the second youngest to score a hundred at the age of 15 years & 232 days.

He remains the only player to score a century on debut in Ranji Trophy, Irani Trophy and Duleep Trophy. His scoring sequence was: 100 not out for Mumbai against Gujarat at Mumbai in 1988-89 in Ranji Trophy, 103 not out for Rest of India against Delhi at Delhi in 1989-90 in Irani Trophy and 159 for West Zone against East Zone at Guwahati in 1990-91 in Duleep Trophy.


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Third youngest Test debutant

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On his Test debut, Tendulkar was the third youngest debutant (16 years 205 days). Mushtaq Mohammad (15 years, 124 days) and Aaqib Javed (16 years 189 days) debuted in Test matches at a younger age than Tendulkar.

Since then, there have been two players who were younger than Sachin on their Test debut: Hasan Raza - Pakistan (14 years, 227 days), the current youngest debutant, and Mohammad Sharif - Bangladesh (15 years, 128 days).

With the tag of highest run scorer in Test cricket, 13,742 runs, under his belt, he is the second Indian after Sunil Gavaskar to make over 10,000 runs in Test matches.

On January 3, 2007, Tendulkar (5751) edged past Brian Lara's (5736) world record of runs scored in Tests away from home. He achieved the feat in 75 away Tests, while Lara had scored his runs in 66 away Tests.

He has the highest number of Test centuries (48), overtaking Sunil Gavaskar's record (34) in December 2005 vs Sri Lanka in Delhi. Ricky Ponting is second on the list with 39 centuries.


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Second youngest player to score a century

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When Tendulkar scored his maiden century in 1990, he was the second youngest to do so. Only Mushtaq Mohammad had scored a century at a younger age by 1990.

Tendulkar's record was bettered by Mohammad Ashraful in the 2001-02 season. The record for previous youngest Indian centurion was held by Kapil Dev.

By the time he turned 20, he had five centuries under his belt, which also happens to be a world record.

Tendulkar holds the current record (217 against NZ in 1999-00) for the highest score in Test cricket by an Indian when captaining the side. Gavaskar held the previous record (205 against the West Indies in Bombay in 1978-79).

He has scored centuries against all Test-playing nations. He was the third batman to achieve the distinction after Steve Waugh and Gary Kirsten.

Besides the centuries, he also has the distinction of scoring most fifty-plus innings (48 hundreds and 55 fifties = 103) which remains the world record for any batsman. Ricky Ponting is second with 91 fifty-plus scores.


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Maximum runs at No 4 position

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Tendulkar has the distinction of scoring the most runs at number four position in Test cricket. In 223 innings, he has amassed 11,534 runs at his favourite batting position with the help of 42 hundreds and 46 fifties.

He holds, with Rahul Dravid, the world record for the most hundred partnerships (18) by a pair in Test cricket. He has featured in 17 double century partnerships, which is also a world record.

Besides this, the Master Blaster holds the unique record of having appeared in most WON (56) and most LOST (45) Tests for India.

He the only batsman to have aggregated 1,000 runs against seven different countries in Test cricket.


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Has played 442 ODIs

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When Tendulkar made his one-day debut, he was the second youngest debutant at 16 years 238 days.

Only Aaqib Javed made his ODI debut at a younger age (16 years 127 days).

He is second to Sri Lanka's Santha Jayasuirya to have played the maximum number of ODIs. Between April 1990 and April 1998 Tendulkar played 185 consecutive matches, which in itself is a world record.

He is the first to appear in 400 innings in ODI matches and has most runs in the shorter version of the game with 17,598 runs at an average of 45.12.

He recently became first player to hit a double century in ODIs when he cracked up the South African bowling at Gwalior. Besides this he has three scores of 175 or more and five scores of 150 or more.

He holds the record for scoring 1,000 ODI runs in a calendar year on most occasions. He did so seven times - 1994, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2000, 2003 and 2007.

To add to those numbers are the man-of-the-match (60) and man-of-series awards (16) he has won for the country.


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Sachin-Ganguly were world's most successful opening pair

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The Tendulkar and Sourav Ganguly pair was the most successful opening pair, putting up 6,609 runs in 136 matches, with 21 century stands and 23 fifty run partnerships.

Tendulkar and Rahul Dravid hold the world record for the highest partnership in ODIs, when they scored 331 runs for the second wicket against New Zealand in 1999-00 at the Hyderabad.

As an opener he scored 14,482 with 41 hundreds and 72 fifties in 318 innings. He was the first Indian player to score a century and capture four wickets in the same ODI (v Australia at Dhaka on 28-10-1998).

Tendulkar is the only Indian to score a century on ODI captaincy debut (110 v Sri Lanka at Colombo RPS in 1997-98).


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Records galore for Master Blaster

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Playing for 21 years now, Tendulkar has the most runs in World Cup history, with 1,796 runs at an average of 59.87, which includes four centuries and 13 fifties. His best score is an unbeaten 152 against Namibia in the 2003 World Cup.

He was the player of the tournament in the same World Cup, amassing 673 runs.

There is no one in history who has amassed so man y runs in international cricket. He has 31,350 runs in his kitty, which is inclusive of Tests, ODIs and T20s.

He holds the record of getting out the maximum number of times 90 in international matches. He was dismissed 24 times (17 in ODIs and 7 in Tests). On one occasion in ODIs he remained unbeaten on 96.

He holds the record of aggregating most runs against a particular opponent (Tests, ODIs and Twenty20s). Sachin has aggregated 5,753 runs against Australia in all international cricket with 19 centuries and 25 fifties at an average of 50.46.


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Records he still does not hold

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Tendulkar does not hold the record of aggregating most runs on home soil. He is third on this list with 6018 runs after Ponting (6790) and Lara (6217).

- Is still to score a triple hundred in Test cricket.

- Is yet to score hundreds in both innings of a Test.

- Is yet to aggregate 500 runs in a series (his best is 493 v Australia in 2007-08).

- Is not the most capped player in ODIs. Sanath Jayasuriya (444) holds this record. Tendulkar is second with 442 appearances.

- Is yet to be a part of a World-Cup winning team.


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