Sachin Tendulkar Cricket Records That Are Almost Impossible To Break
During his 24 year of long-span international cricketing career, many records have been set by the god of cricket Sachin Tendulkar that other players can only dream about. Some of these records are mammoth in nature and are simply unbelievable. Some of the great players came close to breaking these records but couldn't, it will take a superhuman effort to beat them. Let's take a look at some of Sachin Tendulkar's great accomplishments that will be impossible to broken.
During his career span, 1989 to 2013, cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar amassed 18,426 runs in 463 ODI games. Kumar Sangakkara, the former Sri Lankan captain, ranks second all-time in ODI runs, the wicket-keeper batsman made 14,234 ODI runs, which is more than 4,000 runs behind Sachin's record. Virat Kohli has the most runs in one-day internationals among active players, who has got 12,285 runs in 257 ODI matches. Though he has some cricketing career left ahead of him, but given his current form, it will be miraculous to see him beating the Sachin's record of most ODI runs.
Sachin Tendulkar, who participated in 329 Test innings and made 15,921 runs at an average of 53.79, has 51 hundred and 68 half-centuries to his credit.Geoffrey Boycott has recently claimed that among active players, only Joe Root can probably overtake Sachin's benchmark, but he has only scored 9,800 runs till now, and there is still a long way to go.
In his cricket journey, Sachin Tendulkar has scored 100 international centuries. He has 51 Test hundreds and 49 ODI hundreds to his credit. Ricky Ponting, who has 71 centuries to his account, comes next on the ranking of most international centuries.
Some believe Virat Kohli has a chance to break the landmark, although he is still 30 centuries away. His last century came back almost 3 years back, so lets hope he gets back to his spectacular form again, before he runs out of time.
Sachin Tendulkar has played the highest number of 463 One-Day International matches for India. With 448 and 445 ODI matches, Mahela Jayewardene and Sanath Jayasuriya are the next two players, who came very close to over-haul this record. The frequency of the ODI series has decreased since the introduction of T20 cricket and any active set of cricketer will find it nearly impossible to break this milestone.
Over the course of his 24-year ODI career, Sachin Tendulkar broke and made numerous cricketing records. Even after his retirement, he remains at the top of the list when it comes to owning records, from most runs to most hundreds in the format. Sachin Tendulkar also owns a highly distinguished record of having 62 Man of the Match awards, which speaks about his consistency and performance in the game. In addition, the great batsman won 15 Man of the Series awards, the most by any player in ODIs.
Sachin Tendulkar also leads the record for most Test matches appearances, he played 200 Test matches in his professional career. He played his first Test when he was 16 years old and his final game when he was 40 years old.
It takes a special kind of athleticism, hunger, and ambition to continue playing so many Tests. With 169 Test matches, England's James Anderson is 31 matches short of Sachin's record.
Sachin Tendulkar remained one of the game mainstays during his 24-year cricketing career, he set lot of milestones during his tenure. He made 96 half-centuries in 453 ODI games. Kumara Sangakara of SriLanka came very close to beat this record but remained shy with 93 half-centuries. In the active set of players, Virat Kholi is closest with 58 fifties, again given his current form, it may be a miracle to see him cross the mark of 96 half-centuries. The legacy of great little master is here to remain for while and would take a super human effort for the records to be broken.