Sachin Tendulkar AKA God Of Cricket AKA Master Blaster is known around the world, even the people who don’t watch cricket know the name. Sachin Tendulkar. The little master is known for his amazing batting skills and is hailed as the greatest batsman of all time. Sachin Tendulkar holds a record of having the longest ODI career at 22 years, however, this isn’t the only record he holds in his belt of achievements, below are 3 other records he holds that we don’t think will be broken anytime soon.
Most runs in World Cups
The Master Blaster holds the record for most runs scored in World Cups, Tendulkar alone has scored a smashing 2278 runs across 6 world cups he’s played with an average of 56.95. He amassed this grand score with 6 centuries & 15 half-centuries, he also holds the record for hitting most fours in an ODI match. His nearest competitor for most runs in the World Cup is Ricky Ponting with a score of 1743, besides Ponting, there’s no other player in the world currently who is even close to achieving this accolade.
51 Test Centuries
There is a reason Sachin Tendulkar is known as the God Of Cricket, there are no formats where this guy hasn’t proved himself, be it ODI, T20I or Test. However, as we all know tests are different from ODIs or T20Is, simply because it tests a player's character to the very limit and the players who prove themselves in tests become legends! The God Of Cricket, Sachin Tendulkar has scored a massive 51 centuries in his test career where 29 of his 51 centuries came outside India. His 241-run knock in Sydney is a moment not many can forget, I still remember the chills we got when he lifted his bat & helmet for the 2nd time in a single match. It would be a hard challenge for anyone to break this record.
Most runs in tests & ODIs
When it comes to batting there’s none that can beat the Master Blaster, Tendulkar was the first ever batsman to score a double century in ODIs. His total score for the ODI format is a whopping 18426 runs with an average of 44.83. The Master Blaster has played a total of 463 matches in his ODI career and went on to score 49 centuries, you can’t achieve a score like that with just mere luck, you need amazing consistency to grab such a score. Even now there’s not one player around that is close to achieving this record let alone breaking it.