15 LEAST KNOWN RECORDS ABOUT SACHIN TENDULKAR

For close to a generation (24 years) he had let his bat to do talking. Yes! we are talking about arguably the greatest cricketer the game has ever produced : Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar. He is widely regarded as the God of Cricket. He has made thousands of records over the years , it is impossible to discuss about all of his records in one article. So in this blog we will look 15 least known or interesting record about him. 

15 Interesting Stats About Sachin Tendulkar 

[1] Birthday Special Record

On 24th April 1998 (his 25th birthday) he scored 134 runs against mighty Australia in the final of coca-cola tri series 1998 at Sharjah & also helped India to chase 273 runs to win the tri-series. Tendulkar’s 134 runs innings is the highest score by a batsman in odi on his birthday. 

Picture : Cricket Country

[2] Man Of The Match Award in Losing Cause

Over the years there are many incidents when Tendulkar took his team single handedly over the line. Statistic also show that. He is the only player to win 9 man of the match award in losing cause across formats which is most by any player in the history of the game. He has won 6 awards in odi & 3 awards in test  matches.

Picture : Munir Uz Zaman via AFP / Getty images

[3] Waited 8 Years To Open A Champagne Bottle !

As you know , he made his first century in 1990 against England at Old Trafford , Manchester. For his brilliant match saving innings of 119*; he was awarded man of the match award & it was his first man of the match award in international. So as a prize he got a champagne bottle. But as he was only 17 years old at that time , he didn’t open the bottle. Infact he opened that very bottle in his daughter Sara’s first birthday in 1998. 

Picture : Sportstar – The Hindu

[4] Most Runs in Odi Tournament Finals

There is a myth that Tendulkar didn’t score too many runs in the tournament finals. But actually he has scored most runs in odi tournament finals. In 39 innings he has scored 1851 runs with an average of 54.44 . He also has the 3rd most highest batting average in the finals after Michael Bevan & Gary Kirsten.

NAMEINNRUNAVG
TENDULAKR39185154.44
JAYASURIYA39161342.44
PONTING40134538.42
MOST RUNS SCORED IN ODI TOURNAMENT FINALS

[5] Player To Complete Test 100 By Hitting 6 Six Times

He is the only player to complete test hundred by hitting 6 on 6 different occasions , most by anyone in test history

YEAROPPONENTBOWLER
1994WEST INDIESC WALSH
1996ENGLANDM PATEL
1998NEW ZELANDD VETTORI
2001AUSTRALIAC MILLER
2010AUSTRALIAN HAURITZ
2011SOUTH AFRICAM MORKEL
ALL THE INCIDENT WHEN TENDULKAR COMPLETED TEST 100 BY SMASHING 6

[6] His Economy Rate is Better Than Malinga in Odi !

In his illustrated career he also holds some interesting bowling records too. Interestingly , Tendulkar’s economy rate in odi is better than Malinga. Tendulkar has 5.10 economy whereas Malinga has 5.35 economy rate. Though Malinga has bowled 10936 deliveries & Tendulkar bowled 8054 deliveries.

Picture : Sportskeeda

[7] Tendulkar The All Rounder

Sachin Tendulkar is the only player to score 80+ runs & take 2 wickets in icc knockout stage matches two different times. 

YEARPERFORMANCEOPPONENTTOURNAMENT
1998141 & 4/38AUSTRALIACHAMPIONS TROPHY
200383 & 2/28KENYAWORLD CUP

[8] Highest Test Average in 1990S

1990s is widely recognised as the bowler’s era.But Tendulkar has the highest batting average (58.00) in 1990s in test (minimum 20 inn)

NAMEINNAVG
S TENDULKAR10958.00
J WRIGHT1855.40
V KAMBLI1754.20
HIGHEST TEST AVG IN 1990S (MIN 20 INN)

[9] Tendulkar & Mumbai Connection

Mumbai just lost one ranji trophy game whenever Sachin played for them. The only loss came against Haryana in 1991 Ranji Trophy Finals. Mumbai lost the game by 2 runs. Tendulkar has been part of 23 wins , 14 draws & only 1 loss for Mumbai in Ranji.

Picture : Cricket Country

[10] Tendulkar The Captain

He may not some brilliant records as captain. But his one decision has changed Indian cricket forever. According to his biography  “Playing it My Way” , it was Tendulkar who changed the batting position of Rahul Dravid to No. 3 & Sourav Ganguly to No. 5 in test cricket. And rest is the history…

Picture : Sportskeeda

[11] 75 & 58 Only Two Digit Score That He Never Scored

Yes ! 58 & 75 are the only score which Tendulkar never scored in his international career. 

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[12] Consistent Tendulkar

From 25 April 1990 to 24 April 1998 Tendulkar has played all 239 matches for India without any break which is most by any cricketer in the game history. In this duration he played 185 odi & 54 test matches for India.

Picture : Rediff

[13] WISDEN ALL TIME XI

Sachin Tendulkar is the only Indian to be featured in Wisden’s all time xi that released on 2013. 

(Photo by Duif du Toit / Gallo Images/Getty Images)

[14] Never Hit A Test Six Against Pakistan !

Pakistan is the only team Against which Tendulkar never hit a test six. 

[15] 50 in Last Test & Odi 

Sachin Tendulkar Mathew Bell are the only players to score 50+ runs both in last test & last odi. 

Express Photos By Pradip Das, 16/11/13, Mumbai.

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