Tendulkar gets one over Madonna
Number of World Cup runs by which Sachin Tendulkar now exceeds, amongst others, Elvis Presley, Albert Einstein, Lalit Modi, former Czech tennis ace Hana Mandlikova, Madonna, Michelangelo and 1980s Somerset seam bowling stalwart Colin Dredge. (Dredge: "This race isn't over. I'm not done with World Cup batsmanship yet. I'm Colin Dredge. No man shall defy me. You wait, Tendulkar, you just wait.")
Also: Number of times South African match-almost-winning hero Lance Klusener has found himself saying "oops" out loud whilst thinking about the 1999 World Cup Semi-final.
Also: The year in which experts now expect Tendulkar to retire from international cricket.
Andy Zaltzman is a stand-up comedian, a regular on the BBC Radio 4, and a writer