Score over 1,200 runs in
schools cricket, including two triple centuries. Scored
326 not out for Shardashram against St. Xavier's - on 24
February, 1988 - in the Harris Shield tournament,
putting on 664 runs with Vinod Kambli for the 3rd wicket,
a record for any grade of cricket anywhere in the world.
Voted best Junior
cricketer by the BCA.
Scored 103 not out on his
Irani Trophy debut. Was selected for the tour of Pakistan
and became the youngest player ever to play for India in
tests at 16 years and 205 days.
At 16 years and 212 days
he is the youngest player to score a Test 50 and be
associated in a century partnership. This was achieved
when he made 59 in his second Test at Faislabad.
- Scored his maiden test century when he
knocked a match saving 119 not out against England at Old
Trafford. Was the second youngest to achieve this feat,
after Pakistan's Mushtaq Mohammad.
- Scored 159 on debut in Duleep trophy for
West Zone against East Zone, thus becoming the only in
Indian cricket to have scored centuries on debut in all
three major domestic tournaments - Ranji, Duleep and
- Became the first overseas player to
- Voted cricketer of the year.
- Became the youngest player in the world to
crack 1,000 runs in the annals of test cricket, during
the tour of RSA.
- Became the first and the only player in
the world to score as many as five hundreds in tests
before turning 20. Completes 1000 runs in One day
internationals and 1000 runs in Test cricket.
- Appointed vice-captain for the Indian team
- He went to the top of the Coopers and
Lybrand cricket ratings on 5 December 1994 after his
innings of 179 and 54 at Nagpur against the West
Indies.Became only 1 out of 10 players in the world to do
- Scores his first ODI century in the Singer
Cup at Sri Lanka against Australia.
- Completes 2000 runs in One day
internationals and 2000 runs in Test cricket (youngest
player to do so) .
- Completes 3000 runs in One day
- Signed by WorldTel for a $7.5 million, 5
year contract to advertise thier products. Thus became
the most paid player in the history of cricket.
- Became the highest run-getter in a World
Cup when he scored 523 runs from 7 matches at an average
of 87.17 : this feat included 2 centuries and 3 fifties.
- Tendulkar's aggregate of 806 runs, at an
average of 67.16 with two hundreds and six half
centuries, is by far the highest by an Indian in the
- Appointed the captain of India after the
- Became the only player to score a century
on debut as captain when he scored 110 against Sri Lanka
- Completes 4000 runs in One day
internationals and 3000 runs in Test cricket (youngest
player to do so).
- Completes 5000 runs in One day
internationals and 4000 runs in Test cricket (youngest
player to do so).
- Completes 6000 runs in ODIs at the
Bangladesh independence Cup in January.
- Attained unbelievable heights in batting
by averaging 110.50 against Australia in the Tests and
one-dayers by scoring 995 runs from 11 outings with 1
double-hundred,5 centuries and 2 fifties. Became the only
Indian & the sixth in the world to hit 7 sixes in a
ODI when he scored 100 (89b, 4 X 5, 6 X 7) against
Australia in Kanpur on 7 April.
- Sets a new world record for the most
number of runs in a tournament other than a World Cup or
World Series Cricket when he aggregated 435 runs from 5
matches in the Coca-Cola Cup at Sharjah in April.
- Becomes the first Indian to score
back-to-back hundreds in ODIs.
- In the finals of the Sri Lankan
Independence Cup in July, sets a new world record opening
partnership of 252 runs in ODIs for the first wicket with
- During the same knock of 128, he equals
Desmond Haynes' all time record of 17 ODI hundreds.
Sachin achieved the feat in his 196th match - 42 matches
less than Haynes. He also completed 7000 runs in ODIs in
the same knock.
- Goes to the top of the Cooper &
Lybrand Test ratings as well as the first ODI ratings
released by C&L.
- Has the highest aggregate in ODI history
among batsmen who have appeared in day/night encounters.
He thus has 2599 runs in 60 D/N matches bettering the
previous record held by Mark Waugh who had 2593 runs in
79 matches (as in mid '98).
- During his innings of 127* against
Zimbabwe at Bulawayo on 26 Sep '98 he set a new world
record by becoming the only batsman to score 18 ODI
- During his innings of 118* against
Zimbabwe at Sharjah on 9 Nov '98 he set a new world
record by becoming the only batsman in history to score
36 hundreds (20 ODI + 16 Test), surpassing the previous
record held jointly by Richards (11 + 24), Gavaskar (1 +
34) and Haynes (17 + 18).
- During his innings of 124* (his 200th
innings in ODIs) against Zimbabwe at Sharjah on 13 Nov
'98 he set a new world record by becoming the only
batsman in history to get 32 Man-of-the-Match awards
surpassing the previous record held by Vivian Richards
(31 in 187 innings) .
- He set a new record for obtainingthe most
number of man-of-the-match awards in a single tear - 12
in 1998. In the same match he and Ganguly took India to a
10 wicket win - the first of its kind in the finals of a
- Also holds the Indian record of most
catches in a ODI - 4
Other Highlights of Sachin's
Magical last over of the
match - In the semifinals of the Hero Cup at Calcutta on
November 24, 1993 South Africa needed 6 runs from the last over.
A surprise more at this stage turned out to be the master stroke.
Azhar gave the ball to his deputy, Sachin Tendulkar, who hadnt
bowled till then. India won by 2 runs and went on to win the cup
Richest Indian player - A
multi-million contract deal with WorldTel, signed in 1995, made
him the richest cricketer in the world and the richest Indian
Most successful player at
25 - Compared to Sobers, Bradman, Miandad, Gower,
Richards, Border, Gavasker, Boycott and Gooch, Tendulkar tops the
list when it comes to run aggregates, centuries and fifties, in
Test cricket at this age.
Best as an opener - With
all his centuries in ODIs being registered as an opener, Sachin,
in the company of Saurav Ganguly has now become the best Indian
opening pair and the 4th best in the world with 2361 runs (as on
Oct 15,1998) for the first wicket.
Never stumped! - Till
Feb 1 1999, even after 99 innings in Tests, Tendulkar was never