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
 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.
 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.
 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.
 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.
 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
|1994||WEST INDIES||C WALSH|
|1998||NEW ZELAND||D VETTORI|
|2011||SOUTH AFRICA||M MORKEL|
 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.
 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.
|1998||141 & 4/38||AUSTRALIA||CHAMPIONS TROPHY|
|2003||83 & 2/28||KENYA||WORLD CUP|
 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)
 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.
 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…
 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.
 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.
 WISDEN ALL TIME XI
Sachin Tendulkar is the only Indian to be featured in Wisden’s all time xi that released on 2013.
 Never Hit A Test Six Against Pakistan !
Pakistan is the only team Against which Tendulkar never hit a test six.
 50 in Last Test & Odi
Sachin Tendulkar & Mathew Bell are the only players to score 50+ runs both in last test & last odi.