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Sachin Tendulkar: A Look at Sachin's Awards, Records and Achievements

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Updated: Mar 01, 2020 12:54 IST
Sachin Tendulkar: A Look at Sachin's Awards, Records and Achievements
Sachin Tendulkar Awards, Records and Achievements

Known as the ‘God of Cricket' Sachin Tendulkar is a name that needs no introduction throughout the globe. At the age of 16 when Sachin first stepped into the field of National Stadium, Karachi to play his debut test match against Pakistan back in 1989 little did the world knew that this curly-haired boy would one day become the greatest legends of the game. Sachin Tendulkar is not only a popular sportsperson but he is an institution in himself. He is not only loved and respected but is revered and worshipped by his fans throughout the world. Sachin Tendulkar has had ruled the game for over two decades. Sachin Tendulkar during his career as a cricketer has made many records and won too many laurels and awards.

Born to a middle-class family in Mumbai on 24th April 1973, Sachin Tendulkar started playing cricket as a little boy at the age of eleven. His father Ramesh Tendulkar was a renowned Marathi novelist and named his son after the great music director Sachin Dev Burman. Sachin credits his elder brother Ajit Tendulkar and coach Ramakant Achrekar for what he is today. Ramakant Achrekar has worked tirelessly and has coached Tendulkar in the most unique manner. When Sachin Tendulkar used to get exhausted after long hours of practice sessions, Achrekar would place a rupee coin over the stumps to inspire Sachin to play more. He would give the coin to the bowler who would bowl him out and if Sachin managed to stand through the entire session the coin would be awarded to him. Sachin considers those 13 coins won as one of his most treasured awards. Sachin has a number of records, awards, and achievements to his name. Here is a list of some of the major Sachin Tendulkar awards, Sachin Tendulkar records and Sachin Tendulkar achievements.

Sachin Tendulkar Awards and Achievements

1994Arjuna Award for exemplary achievements in cricket
1997Amongst the five players selected as Wisden Cricketer of the Year
1997-98Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna India's highest sporting honour
1999Sachin received Padma Shri Award
2001Sachin received Maharastra Bhushan Award
2003Named as Greatest Sportsman by Zee News
2006Recognised as one of the Asian Heroes by Times Magazine and Awarded the Sportsperson of the Year
2008Awarded the Padma Vibhushan which is India's second highest civilian award
2009Sachin's Test Debut recognised as Top 10 Sporting Moments by Times Magazine
2010LG People's Choice Award, ICC Cricketer of the Year, and Sports Icon of the Year at NDTV Indian of the Year Awards
2012Wisden India Outstanding Achievement award and Honorary Member of the Order of Australia, given by the Australian government
2013Bharat Ratna
2020Laureus World Sports Award for The Sporting Moment of the Year (2000-2020)

Sachin Tendulkar Records

Universally acclaimed as one of the best batsmen, Sachin Tendulkar has accomplished many achievements made many records during his cricket career. Following is a list of records he made in his career till date.

Sachin Tendulkar Achievements: Top Test Cricket Records

  • He holds the record to be the fourth-youngest debutant in test cricket at the age of 16 years and 205 days
  • With 15,921 test runs Sachin is the highest run-scorer in the history of Test cricket
  • Sachin Tendulkar was the first Indian to surpass the 11,000 run mark in Test
  • Sachin, Brian Lara and Kumar Sangakara are the fastest to score 10,000 runs in 195 innings
  • World record of 8,705 runs in Tests away from home
  • World record of 29 centuries in Tests away from home
  • First player to reach 12,000, 13,000, 14,000, 15,000 Test runs respectively
  • Record for scoring most 1,000 Test runs in a calendar year (six times)
  • The only cricketer to score 100 centuries in international cricket (test and ODI)
  • Highest number (51) of Test centuries
  • Highest number (20) of 150+ score in Test Cricket
  • He is the only cricketer to have scored 5 centuries before he turned 20

Sachin Tendulkar Achievements: Top ODI Cricket Records

  • Record for being the first batsman to score the most runs (200) in an ODI Innings
  • Scored the most runs in ODI cricket (18426 runs in 463 innings)
  • The only player ever to cross the 14,000, 15,000, 16,000, 17,000 and 18,000 run marks
  • First player to reach 10,000, 11,000, 12,000, 13,000, 14,000, 15,000, 16,000, 17,000 and 18,000 ODI run marks
  • Scored the most centuries (49)
  • Along with Virendra Sehwag and Rohit Sharma Sachin is the only player to have scored double hundred in ODI  
  • Most ODI runs in a calendar year (1,894 runs in 1998)
  • Most centuries in a calendar year (9 in 1998)
  • Most overall runs in international cricket (ODIs + Tests + Twenty20)
  • Record of getting out the maximum number of times in the 90s in international matches

Sachin Tendulkar Facts Most of Us are Unaware Of

  • In his early years Sachin was always inspired and wanted to become a fast bowler, but was rejected by Dennis Lillee's Foundation in 1987.
  • Sachin has also served as a ball boy for a match between India and Zimbabwe at Wankhede Stadium in 1987.
  • Would you believe if we say Sachin has fielded for Pakistan in a match!! Yes you got it right Sachin Tendulkar fielded as a substitute for Pakistan during a one-day practice match against India at Brabourne Stadium in 1988.
  • The pads that Sachin wore for his test debut were gifted to him by Sunil Gavaskar.
  • Though Sachin is a right-handed batsman, he writes and performs other kinds of stuff with his left hand and is ambidextrous.
  • Sachin is the only cricketer to have won Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna, Arjuna Award and Padma Shri Award, Padma Vibhushan Award and Bharat Ratna.
  • Sachin has a habit to walk and talk in his sleep.
  • Sachin had received a bottle of champagne as the Man of the Match in 1990; however, he was not allowed to open it up as he was below the age of 18 years.
  • He is the first sportsperson without an aviation background to have been awarded the honorary rank of Group Captain by the Indian Air Force.

Sachin was made the captain of the Indian cricket team back in 1996, however, Sachin realized that due the extra burden of captaincy, his natural game was being affected and he wasn't able to give his best, thus in the year 1999 Sachin voluntarily gave up his captaincy to Saurav Ganguly. Sachin retired from all forms of cricket in the year 2012. At the time of his retirement, he was greeted not only by the Indian fans but also by the players and fans of West Indies.

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Sachin Tendulkar: A Look at Sachin's Awards, Records and Achievements

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