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Sachin Tendulkar factfile

Factfile on India's Sachin Tendulkar who begins his 21st year in international cricket next week.

cricket Updated: Nov 13, 2009 17:20 IST

Factfile on India's Sachin Tendulkar who begins his 21st year in international cricket next week:

Full name: Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar

Right-hand batsman, right-arm slow bowler.

Date of birth: April 24, 1973

Major teams: India, Mumbai, Yorkshire

Height: 5 feet, 5 inches

Test debut: v Pakistan, Karachi, November 15, 1989

One-day debut: v Pakistan, Gujranwala, December 18, 1989

Twenty20 debut: v South Africa, Johannesburg, December 1, 2006

Career:

Tests:

Matches 159, Runs 12,773 runs, Average 54.58, Centuries 42, Wickets 44.

One-dayers:

Matches 436, Runs 17,178, Average 44.50, Centuries 45, Wickets 154

Twenty20:

Match 1, Runs 10, Average 10.00, Wicket 1.

World records:

- Most Test runs (12,773) and centuries (42)

- Most one-day runs (17,178) and centuries (45)

- Most World Cup runs (1,796)

- 1,000 or more Test runs in a calendar year five times: 1997, 1999, 2001, 2002, 2008. (Shares the feat with Matthew Hayden (AUS), Ricky Ponting (AUS) and Brian Lara (WIS))

- 1,000 or more one-day runs in a calendar year seven times: 1994, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2000, 2003 and 2007.

- First batsman to score more than 50 international centuries. His tally stands at 87 - 42 Test and 45 one-day hundreds.