“When people throw stones at you, you turn them into milestones” : Sachin

| October 14, 2010 | 4 Comments

“Sachin Tendulkar”, the name says it all. He is perhaps the only contemporary cricketer about whom so much has been written and so much has been read but you still end up craving for more. For someone who is in his 38th year it is not easy to keep the passion going, however here is the man who has an endless appetite of scoring runs for his country. The only man to score a double hundred in One Day Internationals, when quizzed about people still questioning him over his inability to make India win the matches, he famously said, “When people throw stones at you, you turn them into milestones”. Without taking much of your time now, we are presenting some milestones reached by the Master at the end of Border Gavaskar series 2010. These milestones in no way can replace the happiness he has brought on not just a billion Indian fans but fans all around the world. The player who is loved in each and every country, SACHIN TENDULKAR.

Sachin 'Record' Tendulkar !!

Sachin Tendulkar’s milestones after the Bangalore Test Match

*Tendulkar stretches his world record of scoring 100′s with a six. This is the 5th time he reached a 100 with a six. Arvinda De Silva and Imran Khan are next in the list, both have done it 3 times.

Tendulkar’s 100 off a SIX

Opposition Bowler Runs Balls 4′s 6′s SR Ground Date
West Indies C Walsh 179 322 24 1 55.59 Nagpur 1 Dec 1994
England M Patel 122 177 19 1 68.92 Edgbaston 6 Jun 1996
New Zealand D Vettori 113 151 13 2 74.83 Wellington 26 Dec 1998
Australia C Miller 126 230 15 2 54.78 Chennai 18 Mar 2001
Australia N Hauritz 214 363 22 2 58.95 Bangalore 9 Oct 2010

*This is Tendulkar’s 49th Test Century and 95th overall in International Cricket (46 in ODIs).

*1st batsman to score 14000 test runs, he is the first to surpass 12000 and 13000 test runs as well.

*Tendulkar has become the 3rd batsmen to score 3000 runs against Australia. The other two being Jack Hobbs and David Grower (both from England).

*Tendulkar is the fastest cricketer to reach 3000 runs against Australia. He reached the milestone in 31st test against the Aussies.

*Tendulkar has scored 11 test hundreds against the Australia. Jack Hobbs has the record of 12 test centuries against the Australia.

* His 214 is the 6th score of 150+ against Australia, previously the record was shared between Brian Lara (WI) and WR Hammond (Eng) with 5 centuries. Another Record.

* This is Sachin’s 2nd highest score(267) in a test match, highest being (301) against Australia at Sydney in 2004.

* Tendulkar has scored 10 times over 50 runs in both the innings of a test match.

Score of over 50 in both the innings

Opposition 1st Inng 2nd Inng Runs Ground Date
England 68 119* 187 Manchester 9 Aug 1990
West Indies 179 54 233 Nagpur 1 Dec 1994
England 177 74 251 Nottingham 4 Jul 1996
Sri Lanka 53 124* 177 Colombo (SSC) 24 Feb 1999
Australia 116 52 168 Melbourne 26 Dec 1999
Australia 76 65 141 Mumbai 27 Feb 2001
Australia 241* 60* 301 Sydney 2 Jan 2004
Pakistan 52 52 104 Kolkata 16 Mar 2005
Australia 214 53* 267 Bangalore 9 Oct 2010

* He is the only player with whom 3 batsmen have scored their Maiden Test Century and is involved in double century partnership, 220 with Sehwag against South Africa at Bloemfontein in 2001, 256 with Raina against Sri Lanka at Colombo (SSC) in 2010 and 308 with M Vijay against Australia at Bangalore in 2010.

* This is the 5th time he has won the Man of the Series Award. Out of these 5, 3 are against Australia in 1997-98, 1999-00 and 2010-11, 1 against England in 2001-02 and 1 against Bangladesh in 2007.

* Sachin has 14 Man of the Match awards against Australia (5), New Zealand (3), England (2), Pakistan (1), West Indies(1), South Africa(1), Bangladesh (1) and 4 at Chennai alone.

*Sachin has now been involved in 18 double century partnerships.

* Tendulkar has scored 20 times more than 150 runs in a test inning, a world record again, Lara had earlier with 19 scores of 150+

Tendulkar’s scores of 150+ in Test Cricket

Opposition Runs Balls 4′s 6′s SR Ground Date
England 165 296 24 1 55.74 Chennai 11 Feb 1993
West Indies 179 322 24 1 55.59 Nagpur 1 Dec 1994
England 177 360 26 0 49.16 Nottingham 4 Jul 1996
South Africa 169 254 26 0 66.53 Cape Town 2 Jan 1997
Australia 155* 191 14 4 81.15 Chennai 6 Mar 1998
Australia 177 207 29 3 85.50 Bangalore 25 Mar 1998
New Zealand 217 344 29 0 63.08 Ahmedabad 29 Oct 1999
Zimbabwe 201* 281 27 0 71.53 Nagpur 25 Nov 2000
South Africa 155 184 23 1 84.23 Bloemfontein 3 Nov 2001
Zimbabwe 176 316 23 0 55.69 Nagpur 21 Feb 2002
England 193 330 19 3 58.48 Leeds 22 Aug 2002
West Indies 176 298 26 0 59.06 Kolkata 30 Oct 2002
Australia 241* 436 33 0 55.27 Sydney 2 Jan 2004
Pakistan 194* 348 21 0 55.74 Multan 28 Mar 2004
Bangladesh 248* 379 35 0 65.43 Dhaka 10 Dec 2004
Australia 154* 243 14 1 63.37 Sydney 2 Jan 2008
Australia 153 205 13 3 74.63 Adelaide 24 Jan 2008
New Zealand 160 260 26 0 61.53 Hamilton 18 Mar 2009
Sri Lanka 203 347 23 1 58.50 Colombo (SSC) 26 Jul 2010
Australia 214 363 22 2 58.95 Bangalore 9 Oct 2010

* Tendulkar scored his 6th century of this year, the highest by any Indian player in a year. Previously the record was shared between Gavaskar (1978, 1983), GR Viswanath (1979), Dravid (2002) and Tendulkar (1999)

* Tendulkar has an average of above 60 against 5 test playing nations, Australia (60.59), Bangladesh (136.66), England (61.42), Sri Lanka (60.45), Zimbabwe (76.50)

* Tendulkar has scored 1000 runs 6 times in a year which is another world record.

1000 runs in a Year

Year Matches Innings Runs Average HS 100 50
1997 12 17 1000 62.50 169 4 3
1999 10 19 1088 68.00 217 5 4
2001 10 18 1003 62.68 155 3 6
2002 16 26 1392 55.68 193 4 5
2008 13 25 1063 48.31 154* 4 3
2010 9* 15 1270 97.69 214 6 4

* It’s also Tendulkar’s 24th fifty-plus (53*) score against Australia in 31 Tests. Only Jack Hobbs (27) have more.

* Last time Tendulkar scored a hundred at Bangalore was in 1998 against the same opposition Australia. He passed his previous best of 177, but that innings is still his best hundred in terms of strike rates.

Tendulkar’s 5 best 100′s in terms of strike rates

Opposition Runs Balls 4′s 6′s SR Ground Date
Australia 177 207 29 3 85.50 Bangalore 25 Mar 1998
South Africa 155 184 23 1 84.23 Bloemfontein 3 Nov 2001
Australia 155* 191 14 4 81.15 Chennai 6 Mar 1998
Bangladesh 143 182 13 1 78.57 Dhaka 24 Jan 2010
New Zealand 113 151 13 2 74.83 Wellington 26 Dec 1998

* Tendulkar’s fourth inning’s average has shot up to 56.71 since Jan 01, 2007. In his last 10 innings since 2007 in the 4th innings Tendulkar has scored 397 runs with an average of 56.71, one century and three three half centuries.

* This is the 7th time Tendulkar has scored more than 400 runs in test series.

Tendulkar’s score of more than 400 in a Test Series

Opposition Matches Runs Aveg HS 100 50 Year
Australia 4 493 70.42 154* 2 2 2007-08
Australia 3 446 111.50 177 2 1 1997-98
New Zealand 3 435 108.75 217 2 0 1999-2000
England 3 428 85.60 177 2 1 1996
Australia 2 403 134.33 214 1 2 2010-11
West Indies 3 402 67.00 179 1 2 1994-95
England 4 401 66.83 193 1 2 2002

Milestones to achieve:

* He is 3 tons short of highest test hundreds in a year by any batsman. Mohd Yousuf (Pak) held the record of 9 test centuries in the year 2006

* 519 runs short of highest test runs in a year. Mohd Yousuf held record, he scored 1788 runs with an average of 99.33 in 11 test in 2006

* 1 hundred away from 50th test 100 and 5 hundreds away from 100 centuries in International Cricket.

Oh yes, he has more than 1 billion fans, a record no other cricketer could even dream of.

Sachin Tendulkar's best Test Century against Australia?

  • 114 at Perth, 1992 (41%, 57 Votes)
  • 241* at Sydney, 2004 (24%, 34 Votes)
  • 155* at Chennai, 1998 (17%, 23 Votes)
  • 214 at Bangalore, 2010 (14%, 19 Votes)
  • 153 at Adelaide, 2008 (3%, 4 Votes)
  • 116 at Melbourne, 1999 (1%, 2 Votes)

Total Voters: 139

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  1. Vijayanand says:

    Good one. Difficult to pick from the whole lot, but will go for both 241* and 214.

  2. Endless list of Milestones! Well compiled!!

  3. @ Ritesh

    I think Ken Barrington has reached a century with a 6 on 4 occasions.

    Well compiled stats..

    Some other less known landmarks that he achieved are

    Yes..

    In addition to that he added a few more which we did not expect him to achieve..

    1) Reached the highest average among current players.
    2) Has the maximum runs, boundaries and sixes for the year.
    3) he equaled his personal best of 4 sixes in a match (last time he did it against aussies in chennai)
    4) became the highest run getter in bangalore.. he don’t have this distinction in any other major grounds in india.. be it delhi, eden gardens, chennai, hyderabad or mumbai.
    5) This is the first time a world’s leading run scorer was clearly 2000 runs ahead of the next in the list.
    and a few others which I lost track..

  4. Vijayanand says:

    Ritesh:

    Can you add the stat in how many Test wins Sachin did contribute ( 100s & 50s also wickets taken).We need that also to shut the mouths

    Thanks
    Vijayanand

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