Sachin Tendulkar one of the greatest legends of world cricket turns 44 today. Born in 1973 in Mumbai, Tendulkar, made his Test debut against Pakistan in 1989 at the age of 16 and 205 days. The young batsman just scored 15 runs before getting out by Waqar Younis. However, the 16-year-old (India’s youngest cricketer till date) was strong enough to face the balls from Pakistan’s fast paced bowlers. In a career spanning more than two decades, Sachin became a legend and holds several records that might never be broken.
Sachin Tendulkar, also known as the Master Blaster announced his retirement to his favourite game in 2013, however his cricketing achievements still rules the world cricket. On his 44th birthday, here’s a look back at some of his greatest records.
Sachin is the leading run-getter in international cricket, with 34000 runs across all formats of game. After him, Sri Lanka batsman Kumar Sangakkara has 28,016 runs.
Tendulkar has scored overall 100 international centuries. His 100th ton was against Bangladesh in Mirpur in 2012.
Master Blaster played 663 international matches from 1989 to 2013. Overall, he played 200 Test matches, 463 ODIs and also one T20 International against his name.
76 times, Sachin was awarded as the man of the match. His another milestone in his career.
Tendulkar was honoured with this award 20 times, a world record he has set in international cricket.
A film based on Sachin’s life “Sachin: A billion Dream” is set to release this year.