Sachin Tendulkar's Batting Records for India in Test Cricket and ODIs
During his glittering international career, Sachin Tendulkar shattered numerous batting records for India in both Test cricket and One-Day Internationals.
His was a wicket prized above all others by opposition bowlers, as they knew that he was capable of building an enormous score with seemingly little effort involved.
His retirement last year meant cricket lost one of its best ever players, and one who was a batsman above all others from his 1989 debut onwards.
Read on for the batting records that Tendulkar set in international cricket while playing for India.
All stats have come from ESPNCricinfo unless otherwise stated.
Highest Run-Scorer in ODI History
Highest Run-Scorer in Test History
The Most Centuries in ODIs
In the 50-over form of the game, Tendulkar also stands alone as scoring the most centuries among every player to have played ODI cricket.
His tally of 49 hundreds is also one that is unlikely to be beaten.
The Most Centuries in Tests
Most 50s in ODIs
Another ODI batting record Tendulkar holds is his tally of 145 scores of 50 or more during his career, a world record.
His closest challenger is again Ponting, although his mark of 112 is far behind Tendulkar’s.
Most 50s in Tests
Most 90s in ODIs
Most Boundary 4s in Tests
In a career that spanned three decades, it is perhaps no surprise that Tendulkar also holds the world record for hitting the most boundary fours in his Test career with an astonishing 2,058.
First ODI Double Century
In India’s ODI against South Africa in 2010, Tendulkar became the first man to hit a double century in the 50-over form of the game.
His 200* came off 147 balls, included 25 fours and three sixes and sent India well on their way towards a thumping win by 153 runs.
Youngest Player to Score Maiden Test 50
Tendulkar looked destined for greatness from an early age, and still holds the record as the youngest player to reach their maiden fifty in a Test match, according to HowzStat. He was 16 years and 213 days.
His 59 against Pakistan in Faisalabad was just the third Test innings of his career and came from No. 6 as the match ended in a draw.
Youngest Player to Reach 1,000 and 2,000 Test Runs
For good measure, in 1992 Tendulkar became the youngest player to make 1,000 runs in Test matches at the tender age of just 19 years and 216 days old, per HowzStat.
Just over a year later in 1994, he became the youngest to 2,000 Test runs aged 20 years and 329 days old.
Youngest Player to Reach 5,000 Test Runs
This record had looked under some threat after Alastair Cook’s superb start to his international career, but Tendulkar’s milestone of being the fastest man to 5,000 Test runs still stands, per HowzStat.
Still just 25 years and 298 days old, Tendulkar reached this particular milestone in February 1999.
Fastest Player to Reach 12,000 and 13,000 Test Runs
It speaks volumes of his consistently high run aggregate that he was able to achieve so much almost a generation after making his debut in the game.
Fastest Player to Reach 10,000 ODI Runs
The Most ODI Runs in a Calendar Year
In 1998, Tendulkar went on a run of scoring that has been unparalleled in ODI cricket as he scored 1,894 runs during that calendar year.
It is the most scored by one player in any year in the format, as Tendulkar scored his runs at an average of 65.31 in the 34 ODIs he played in 1998.
The Most ODI Centuries in a Calendar Year
Also in 1998, Tendulkar’s nine hundreds stand as the all-time record as the most by any player in ODIs in a calendar year.
Four of those centuries came against Australia, including the Coca-Cola Cup at Sharjah, showing his ability to rise to the big occasions on a regular basis.
Most Test Runs Scored Away from Home
Far from just being dominant in India, Tendulkar also enjoyed batting away from home and leads all batsmen in the number of runs he scored outside his home country.
His 8,705 away runs include over 1,000 each in Australia, England, South Africa and Sri Lanka, all scored at an average of 54.74.
Most Runs in the Cricket World Cup
In addition, his appearance at six World Cups is tied for the most tournaments played in by one individual with Javed Miandad.
Most Runs in a Single Cricket World Cup
In the 2003 tournament in South Africa, Zimbabwe and Kenya, Tendulkar led the way for India with 673 runs as they reached the final.