Sachin Tendulkar Records: Sachin Tendulkar wasn’t just a name or a batsman with tremendous statistics. But, Tendulkar was the hope of a billion souls and the answer, of a billion prayers, for over two decades. Undoubtedly the greatest batsman to grace the game ever, Tendulkar has an ocean of records to his name and some remain absolutely unbreakable.
Sachin Tendulkar wasn’t just a name or a batsman with tremendous statistics. But, Tendulkar was the hope of a billion souls and the answer, of a billion prayers, for over two decades. Undoubtedly the greatest batsman to grace the game ever, Tendulkar has an ocean of records to his name and some remain absolutely unbreakable.
The aura and sheer enigma of Sachin were what, which left a hallmark on the game and left his name etched in the glory books forever. The most impressive aspect about the Little Master stood in his dedication and commitment to the sport, and the respect with which he played the game. Tendulkar is almost synonymous with the game of cricket itself. In an illustrious career spanning almost a quarter of a century, the master blaster enthralled and bewitched a nation of over a billion people.
No cricketer has been under more scrutiny as much as Tendulkar and no cricketer has faced as much pressure as Tendulkar did, in his unprecedented career.
He was the man who was instrumental in converting a sport into a religion in India and attained the status of a Demi-God. While the cliche “records are meant to be broken” is true to some extent, there are some records that will stand the test of time.
Top 5 Sachin Tendulkar Records that are unlikely to be Broken
In this article, let us look at five Sachin Tendulkar records that may never be broken.
#1 Most Fifty-plus Scores
While Virat Kohli’s consistency threatens the Sachin Tendulkar’s century records, the record of most number of fifty-plus scores is here to stay forever. Tendulkar scored 145 fifty-plus scores in the ODI format 27 more than the 2nd best and 119 in Test cricket which are 16 more than the next highest.
Sachin scored a total of 264 fifty-plus scores in International cricket which are 47 more than the 2nd best Ricky Ponting (217) and 108 more than highest among the active players AB de Villiers (156).
#2 Most Matches
Sachin Tendulkar’s 24-year long career came to an end with an appearance in his 200th Test match. His 200 Test appearances will well remain a record as the next best is 168 by Ricky Ponting and Steve Waugh.
Tendulkar holds the record for most ODI appearances (463) and International appearances (664) which are a mountain to scale for the players of the current generation. Mahela Jayawardene came close to Sachin as he featured in 448 ODIs and 652 International games but fell short of the record.
#3 Most runs in a Single Batting Position
Sachin Tendulkar is the only cricketer in history to score more than 13000 runs in a single batting position.
In the 275 innings that he played at No.4 for India, the little master scored a whopping 13492 runs at an average of 54.40 including 44 centuries. The next highest on the list is England’s Alastair Cook, who scored 11845 runs opening the batting 278 times for England.
To put the magnitude of this record in some perspective, the number of runs that Tendulkar has scored at No.4 is higher than the career aggregate of the second highest run scorer in Test cricket – Ricky Ponting who scored 13378 Test runs in his entire career.
#4 Most No. Of fours in Test Cricket
Sachin Tendulkar is the only cricketer to score more than 2000 fours in Test Match cricket. In the 329 innings that he played for India, Tendulkar scored a staggering 2058 fours in Test cricket.
Again, to put this achievement in some perspective, he leads the second-placed Rahul Dravid by a colossal 404 fours. Among active players, only Amla has 1145 boundaries to his name and is nowhere near Tendulkar’s record.
Last but it is above all because of which we know him a Legend.
#5 Most runs in Test Cricket
In the 200 Test matches that Tendulkar played for India, he scored an astounding 15921 runs. He leads the second-placed Ricky Ponting by a colossal 2543 runs.
Among active players, Hashim Amla has scored 9119 runs, and he is already 35 years of age and he has almost zero chance of going past Tendulkar. The only man who had any realistic chance of going past Tendulkar was Alastair Cook, but even he retired last year from Tests.
And, as for batting sensation Virat Kohli, the current Indian Captain has scored only 6613 runs. Given that he is already over 30 years of age, it will be almost impossible for Kohli to score the 9309 runs that he requires to go past the Indian cricketing legend.
At the end of the day, the records are the only thing which recognizes us that there was the greatest batsman in the world from whom every bowler have fear in there mind Which record of him do you like the most and make you proud to be a fan of Legend “Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar“.