Sachin Tendulkar - All the facts to know about the Master Blaster
Iconic Indian batsman Sachin Tendulkar says he will retire after playing his 200th Test, in all probability against West Indies. Here is a factfile about the Master Blaster.
Factfile on India's record-breaking batsman Sachin Tendulkar after he said on Thursday he will retire after playing his 200th Test.
Full name:Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar
Right-hand batsman, right-arm spinner
Major teams: India, Mumbai.
Height: 5 feet, 5 inches (165.1 centimetres)
Matches 198, Runs 15,837, Highest 248 not out, Average 53.86, Centuries 51, Half-centuries 67
Matches 463, Runs 18,426, Highest 200 not out, Average 44.83, Centuries 49, Half-centuries 96
Match 1, Runs 10, Average 10.00
- Most Test runs and centuries
- Most one-day runs and centuries
- Only batsman to score 100 international centuries
- Most World Cup runs (2,278)
- Most appearances in Tests and one-day internationals
- 1,000 or more Test runs in a calendar year six times: 1997, 1999, 2001, 2002, 2008, 2010
- 1,000 or more one-day runs in a calendar year seven times: 1994, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2000, 2003 and 2007
April 24, 1973 : Born in Mumbai
December 11, 1988 : First class debut aged 15 with a century
November 15, 1989 : Test debut v Pakistan, Karachi
December 18, 1989 : One-day debut v Pakistan, Gujranwala
August 14, 1990 : Maiden Test century v England, Old Trafford aged 17
December 10, 2005 : Overtakes Sunil Gavaskar's world record of 34 Test tons
October 17, 2008 : Overtakes Brian Lara as highest run-getter in Tests
February 24, 2010 : First batsman to score 200 in one-day cricket.
April 2, 2011 : World Cup winner with India
March 16, 2012 : Becomes only batsman to score 100 international tons.
October 10, 2013: Says he will retire from Test cricket after playing his 200th match. He has already retired from one-day and Twenty20 cricket.