Sachin Tendulkar's retirement October 10, 2013

34,273 runs and counting

Shiva Jayaraman
Sachin Tendulkar's career in numbers

  • 24 years - Span of Sachin Tendulkar's illustrious Test career. He will retire with the fifth longest career ever. If the second Test against West Indies goes into the fifth day, he would have played Test cricket for a span of 24 years and 3 days.

  • 34,273 - Runs scored by Tendulkar in internationals, the most anyone has scored. This includes 15,837 runs in Tests, the most any batsman has scored, and 18,426 runs in ODIs, another record.

  • 50,024 - Runs in first-class, List A and Twenty20 matches, put together. Tendulkar is the 16th batsman to aggregate 50,000 or more career runs.

  • 13,408 - Runs Tendulkar scored in Tests batting at No. 4. He has scored 4502 runs more than the next batsman on that list, Jacques Kallis. He has also scored 44 of his 51 Test centuries at that position, which is ten more than what Kallis has at No. 4.

  • 100 - Centuries in international cricket by Sachin Tendulkar, 29 more than the next batsman on the list. Tendulkar has hit 263 fifty-plus scores, again, the most by any batsman.

  • 2541 - Runs scored by Tendulkar in 1998. The first of only six batsmen to score 2500 runs or more in a year. Tendulkar is one of only two batsmen to score 2000 or more international runs in a year five times. Kumar Sangakkara is the other.

  • 20 - Hundreds Tendulkar scored against Australia, the most any batsman has scored against a team. He has hit ten or more centuries against three teams - Australia, Sri Lanka and South Africa - one of the only two batsmen to achieve this feat, along with Ricky Ponting. Tendulkar has hit 11 centuries against Australia in Tests, the fourth highest for a batsman against a team.

  • 12 - Centuries by Tendulkar in 1998, the most any batsman has scored in a single year. His seven Test centuries in 2010 is the joint-second highest for a batsman in Tests.

  • 28 - Scores in the nineties by Tendulkar, double the number for the next batsman on the list.

  • 4 - Hundreds in consecutive Tests by Tendulkar, one of 14 batsmen to do it.

  • 6 - Number of times Tendulkar hit 1000 runs or more in a calendar year in Tests, the most by any batsman. (Click here for a list of batsmen to hit 1000 runs or more in a year.) He also holds the record for scoring the most ODI runs in a year - he scored 1894 ODI runs in 1998. Tendulkar scored 1000 or more runs in ODIs in a year seven times, a record.

  • 76 - Number of Man-of-the-Match awards won by Tendulkar in his career, the most by any player. He won 14 awards in Tests and 62 in ODIs. His 62 awards is a record in ODIs.

  • 2044+ - Fours hit in Tests by Tendulkar, the most any batsman.

  • 17 years, 107days - The age at which Tendulkar scored his first Test century, against England at Old Trafford. At that time he was the second youngest to hit a century after Pakistan's Mushtaq Mohammad. Now, he's the third on the list after Mohammad Ashraful of Bangladesh and Mohammad.

  • 10 - Fifties in consecutive Tests by Tendulkar, one of only five batsman to hit fifties in ten or more consecutive Tests.

  • 12,400 - Partnership runs added by Tendulkar and Sourav Ganguly in international cricket, the most by any pair. Tendulkar has added 6920 Test runs with Rahul Dravid, which is the most by any pair in Tests.

  • 38 - Century partnerships Tendulkar has put on with Ganguly in all international cricket, the most by any pair. The next pair on that list is Tendulkar and Dravid, with 31 centuries. Tendulkar and Dravid have added 20 century partnerships in Tests, which is the most by any pair.

  • 7 - Number of Test teams against whom Tendulkar has scored 1000 or more runs. He is one of only two batsmen, the other being Dravid, to achieve this feat.

Shiva Jayaraman is a sub-editor (stats) at ESPNcricinfo

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  • Android on October 12, 2013, 10:26 GMT

    any of following batsman if they would have played for 23 yrs would have scored more runs than sachin Don bradman Brian Lara kallis sobers chappel viv richards

    just because sachin started his career at 16 with the help of gavaskar who still sings sachin songs both in commentry and off commentry he has not done something outstanding

  • ESPN on October 11, 2013, 15:51 GMT

    62 ODI MOM and only 14 tests MOM..worrying stat .. Does it say he is not a match winner or India has lost most times tendulkar has performed

  • Shams on October 10, 2013, 19:27 GMT

    @SevereCritic Against an attack including both McGrath and Gillespie, Tendulkar had one 100 at an average of 42.71 from 14 innings. Against an attack including both McGrath and Warne, Tendulkar had four 100s at an average of 45.66 from 24 innings!

  • Jay on October 10, 2013, 19:26 GMT

    He is greater beyond these stats because he WON the hearts of billions around the world. Sir Don's most adored cricketer EVER !! Cricket will be poorer in his absence. Many players may come and go, but only a few stand in our hearts for a lifetime. The Little Master is one such player. We will all miss him dearly.

  • Shams on October 10, 2013, 19:22 GMT

    He also holds the record for Asia - 21657 of the 34,273 runs and 71 of the 100 centuries have come in Asia at an average of 50.95!

  • Chetan on October 10, 2013, 18:42 GMT

    Roshan Payapulli - Sachin has most overseas hundreds than at home..and scored most against good teams except Bangladesh and Zimbabwe. Match winning stats always goes with how bowlers of the match winning team has performed.

  • Dummy4 on October 10, 2013, 18:30 GMT

    Billion Fans - Sachin is the only person to have a Billion Fans...!!!

  • Dummy4 on October 10, 2013, 18:29 GMT

    I think it's only a short list

  • ESPN on October 10, 2013, 18:14 GMT

    People use useless stats ALL THE TIME when describing cricketers', especially Tendulkar's, career. More useful stats would be how many crucial performances, match-winning performances and Man-of-the-matches in winning Tests. Also, I would like to see number of away hundreds to home hundreds and what teams he scored them against.

  • Sai on October 10, 2013, 18:08 GMT

    When Sachin Failed (?) :-

    At some point some foreign writers may find solace in stating that Sachin failed to score a century and could not print his name on the (so called) Lord's Honor Board. TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN, " The Lord made His name through 100 Centuries 100 different times in 100 different Cricket grounds all over the World. Be happy that The Lord spared the Lord's at least so that the remaining mortal's could make a name for themselves "

    To Sachin - WE LOVE YOU...., forever and always...!!!

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