Sachin Tendulkar ODI Cricket Career and Records

Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar is regarded as greatest ODI batsman in the history of ODI cricket. ODI cricket has seen many exceptional ODI cricketers like Vivian Richards, Brian Lara, Ricky Ponting, Waseem Akram, Jacques Kallis, Javed Miandad, M Muralitharan and many more but due to his on-field and off-field presence Sachin Tendulkar is regarded as the greatest of them all and fondly he referred as the "God of Cricket". Sachin Tendulkar holds most of ODI cricket records like highest run scorer in ODI cricket as well as he is most loved cricketer around the world. Sachin Tendulkar is also credited for the boom in cricket following in India as well as across the world. Sachin Tendulkar has been most consistent performer in ODIs and have been one of the reason for the team India's good performance across the world in ODI cricket

Sachin Tendulkar-God of Cricket (Photo credit


ODI Cricket Career :

Sachin Tendulkar made his ODI cricket debut at the young age of 16 against Pakistan in 1989. Sachin Tendulkar played 463 ODI for India and scored more than 18000 runs which is world record at the present. Sachin Tendulkar started his career as the middle order batsman later promoted as opener batsman after 80 odd matches. Sachin Tendulkar has unmatchable batting record as the ODI opening batsman. Sachin Tendulkar who holds the world record of most ODI centuries took 79 matches to score his first century in ODIs against Australia in 1994. Sachin Tendulkar played his last ODI also against the Pakistan and scored quick 52 runs in that match. 

                       " Sachin is genius, I am mere a mortal "Brian Lara 

    " Don’t bowl him bad bowls, he hits the good ones for fours " – Michael Kasprowiz

Sachin Tendulkar : ODI Cricket Batting Statistics

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Sachin Tendulkar After Scoring 200 runs in ODI (Photo credit

    " In terms of technique and compactness, Tendulkar is the best " - Desmond Haynes

Sachin Tendulkar also picked up 154 wickets in ODIs with 32/5 being his best ODI bowling figure against Australia. Sachin Tendulkar was first cricketer to score double hundred in ODIs. He scored 200* against the strong bowling side of South Africa in 2010.

Australia team has been favorite opposition team for Sachin Tendulkar in ODIs as he has scored highest run against them. Sachin scored 3070 runs at an average of 59.70 hitting total 9 centuries against Australia. Australia has dominated the ODI cricket in the era of 1990 to 2010 so these stats does approve the stature of Sachin Tendulkar in world cricket.

Sachin Tendulkar World Cup Cricket Records

Sachin Tendulkar played six ODI world cups for India and played crucial role in India 2011 world cup win. Apart from the 2007 world cup in West Indies, Sachin has performed exceptionally well in world cup matches. Sachin holds the record of most world cup runs in a single edition. Sachin scored 673 runs in 2003 edition of ODI world cup. World Cup winning was the life time dream of Sachin Tendulkar which became true after India defeated Sri Lanka in 2011 .

Sachin Tendulkar Dream Moment

Sachin Tendulkar with ODI Cricket World Cup Trophy 2011

Batting Performance in World Cup :

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Sachin Tendulkar holds the record of highest run scorer in ODI cricket world cup. Sachin also won 9 Man of the Match awards and one Man of the Series awards in the six edition of the World cup he participated in his glorious cricket career.

Sachin Tendulkar receiving Man of the Series award from Sir Garfield Sobers
 2003 ODI World Cup (Photo Credit:

ODI Cricket World-Records By Sachin Tendulkar :

  • Scored highest number of centuries in ODI cricket  : 49 Centuries.
  • Has played highest number of ODI cricket matches: 463 matches.
  • Scored highest number of runs in ODI cricket : 18463 runs.
  • Scored highest number of runs in a calendar year : 1894 runs.
  • Scored highest number of centuries in a calendar year : 9 Centuries.
  • Most Man of the Match awards in ODI cricket : 62
  • Highest number of Man of the Series award in ODI cricket : 15
  • First player to score Double hundred in ODI cricket history : 200*.
  • Highest number of consecutive ODIs for the team in ODI : 185 matches
  • Was involved in highest number of hundred plus run partnerships : 99
  • Only player to score 15000, 16000, 17000 and 18000 runs in ODIs.
  • Participated in most editions of World Cup : 6 jointly with Javed Miandad.

Sachin Tendulkar will be missed hugely by cricket followers across the world. Sachin is most respected and most adored player due to his both on and off-field presence. In simple words he is a true gentleman in Cricketing terms. He carried the pressure of whole Indian team as well as the expectations of millions of Indian cricket fan throughout his career. Indian cricket team will miss his services in big way.

Records made by the Sachin Tendulkar will be broken for sure but no one can generate the same passion, love and following from the fans as well as rival cricketers across the sides as it was generated by the "Little Master" Sachin Tendulkar.
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