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HindustanTimes Sun,21 Sep 2014

Cricket

Factfile of Sachin Tendulkar
AFP
New Delhi, April 23, 2013
First Published: 15:34 IST(23/4/2013)
Last Updated: 15:37 IST(23/4/2013)

Factfile on India's record-breaking batsman Sachin Tendulkar who turns 40 on Wednesday:

Full name: Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar
Right-hand batsman, right-arm spinner
Major teams: India, Mumbai, Yorkshire
Height: 5 feet, 5 inches (165.1 centimetres)

Career
Tests:
Matches 198, Runs 15,837, Highest 248 not out, Average 53.86, Centuries 51, Half-centuries 67

One-dayers:
Matches 463, Runs 18,426, Highest 200 not out, Average 44.83, Centuries 49, Half-centuries 96

Twenty 20:
Match 1, Runs 10, Average 10.00

World records
* Most Test runs and centuries

* Most one-day runs and centuries

* Only batsman to score 100 international centuries

* Most World Cup runs (2,278)

* Most appearances in Tests and one-day internationals

* 1,000 or more Test runs in a calendar year six times: 1997, 1999, 2001, 2002, 2008, 2010

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

Key dates

* April 24, 1973: Born in Mumbai

* December 11, 1988: Marks first-class debut aged 15 with a century

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

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

* August 14, 1990: Maiden Test century v England, Old Trafford aged 17

* December 10, 2005: Overtakes Sunil Gavaskar's world record of 34 Test tons

* October 17, 2008: Overtakes Brian Lara as highest run-getter in Tests

* February 24, 2010: First batsman to score 200 in one-day cricket

* April 2, 2011: World Cup winner with India

* March 16, 2012: Becomes first batsman to score 100 international tons


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