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Lesser Known Facts About "The God Of Cricket" Sachin Tendulkar

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Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar (The God Of Cricket) born 24 April 1973 is a former Indian cricketer and captain, widely regarded as one of the greatest batsmen of all time. He took up cricket at the age of eleven, made his Test debut on 15 November 1989 against Pakistan in Karachi at the age of sixteen.

1. Sachin Tendulkar was named after the great musician Sachin Dev Burman. Sachin's father Ramesh Tendulkar, was a big fan of SD's music.

2. Sachin Tendulkar fielded for Pakistan as a substitute during a one-day practice match against India at the Brabourne Stadium in 1988.

3. Holds a record for a 664-run partnership with former India player, Vinod Kambli, during an inter-school game in 1988.

4. On debut he scored centuries in all three major domestic first-class tournaments: Ranji Trophy, Duleep Trophy and Irani Cup.

5. Before the age of 20 he had already scored five Test centuries which is a world record.

6. Tendulkar was the first player to be given out by the third umpire in an international game 1992.

7.  He became the first sportsperson ever to be awarded the honorary rank of Group Captain by Indian Air Force.

8. Sachin Tendulkar is India's first active cricketer that time to be nominated to the Rajya Sabha.

9. In October 1995, Sachin became the richest cricketer when he signed a five-year contract worth Rs 31.5 crore with World Tel.

10. Sachin Tendulkar uses a very heavy bat at the crease, weighing 3.2lbs. Only South Africa`s Lance Klusener used a heavier bat in world cricket.

11. Sachin Tendulkar was without a bat contract until the start of the 1996 Cricket World Cup. At the end of the tournament, a famous tyre manufacturer sponsored his willow.

12. Sachin Tendulkar is superstitions. He puts on his left pad before putting on the right one while padding up.

13. In 1992, Sachin became the youngest cricketer to reach a 1000 runs in Test cricket.

14. Tendulkar is the only player who has 40 wickets and more than 11000 runs in Tests.

15. Sachin is so possessive about his cars that wife Anjali is not allowed to drive it.

posted Apr 22, 2016 by Akriti Sharma

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Seemingly the greatest modern day batsman, Sachin Tendulkar walked into the international sunset after re-writing just about every batting record in ODIs and Tests.

Sachin Tendulkar has amassed 18426 runs from 463 ODIs at an average of 44.83 and falls just one short of a half-century of hundreds in the 50 overs format. He also has 15921 runs from 200 Tests.

A look at all the records of "God of Cricket" Sachin Tendulkar holds:

1. Most One-Day Internationals: 463

2. Most Man of the Match awards: 62

3. Most Man of the Series awards: 15

4. Longest ODI career: 22 years 91 days. Only one to accomplish rare ODI triple: 15000 runs (18426), 100 wickets (154) and 100 catches (140)

5. Most ODI runs: 18426 (ave.44.83) in 463 matches.

6. Most ODI centuries: 49

7. Most hundreds against any team: 9 vs Australia. Only batsman to register 8 or more hundreds against two nations: 9 vs Australia and 8 vs Sri Lanka.

8. Most 50-plus innings: 195 (49 centuries and 96 fifties)

9. Most runs in a calendar year: 1894 (ave.65.31) in 34 matches in 1998

10. Most hundreds in a calendar year: 9 in 34 matches in 1998

11. Most times to score 1000 runs in a calendar year: 7 times.

12. Most 90s in a career: 18

13. Most fours: 2016

14. Most runs against Australia: 3077 at an average of 44.59 in 71 matches.

15. Most runs against Sri Lanka: 3113 (ave.43.84) in 84 matches.

16. Most runs against South Africa: 2001 runs at an average of 35.73 in 57 matches.

17. Most runs against Pakistan: 2526 (ave.40.09) in 69 matches.

18. First batsman to score an ODI double hundred: 200 not out against South Africa on Feb.24,2010

19. Most runs in World Cups: 2278 runs at an average of 56.95 in 45 matches.

20. Most centuries in World Cups: 6 in 44 innings.

21. Most runs in a single World Cup: 673 at an average of 61.18 in 11 matches in 2002-03

22. Most number of Test runs - 15,921

23. Most number of Tests played -200

24. Most number of Test centuries - 51

25. Most 90s made in Tests - 10 (Jointly holds record with Steve Waugh and Rahul Dravid)

26. Most fifties in Tests - 68

27. Fastest to 10,000 runs in Tests (195 innings - joint with Brian Lara and Kumar Sangakkara)

28. Fastest to 14,000 runs in Tests - 279 innings.

29. Fastest to 15,000 runs in Tests - 300

30. Fastest to 14,000 runs in Tests - 279 innings.

31. Fastest to 15,000 runs in Tests - 300