The ‘Little Master’ was nonetheless churning out the runs in his 200th and remaining Test greater than 23 years later.
Tendulkar is comfortably the main run-scorer within the historical past of Test cricket, having racked up a mammoth 15,921 at a staggering common of 53.78.
The elegant right-hander is the fifth-youngest participant to make his Test debut – towards fierce rivals Pakistan aged 16 years 205 days – again in November 1989 and bowed out on a excessive word with a half-century towards West Indies nicely over twenty years later.
With assist from Opta, we take a look at a number of the astonishing numbers Tendulkar amassed throughout his document double-century of Test appearances.
From boy to a person in Manchester
It was already apparently India had unearthed a gem in Tendulkar earlier than his heroics in Manchester, however the teenager confirmed his unimaginable maturity on this present day three a long time in the past.
Coming in at quantity six, he confirmed nice utility and ability to make a superb unbeaten 119 after contributing 68 within the first innings as India salvaged a draw on the ultimate day.
Aged 17 years, three months and 21 days, he goes down because the third-youngest batsman to attain 100 within the longest format behind Mohammad Ashraful and Mushtaq Mohammad.
He went on to attain virtually twice as many Test runs as a young person than anybody else (1,522).
A grasp at house and away
There have been loads of gamers through the years who’ve various information taking part in at house and away, however Tendulkar is just not amongst them.
He averaged 52.7 on house soil and 54.7 on tour, scoring 8,705 runs in 106 Tests outdoors of India and seven,216 in 94 video games in his nation of delivery.
Tendulkar additionally scored three of his Test double-centuries away from house and as many in entrance of his adoring followers in India.
A half-century of centuries, Australia a cheerful looking floor
No batsman has made as many Test centuries because the 47-year-old icon.
The majestic middle-order talisman reached three figures as many as 51 occasions, with 22 of these achieved in his homeland.
Tendulkar additionally has fond recollections of batting in Australia, the place he crafted 11 Test lots of and chalked up 9 in Sri Lanka. He additionally struck 68 Test half-centuries in a powerful profession.
A record-breaking 2010
While Tendulkar can mirror on such a special occasion 30 years in the past, he additionally has loads of fond recollections to look again on from a decade in the past.
He was unstoppable in 2010, scoring seven Test centuries: with two towards Bangladesh, a pair versus South Africa earlier than double-hundreds towards Sri Lanka and Australia.
Only Mohammad Yousuf has extra in a calendar yr, the Pakistan batsman making a jaw-dropping 9 in 2006. Tendulkar additionally scored 1,000 Test runs in six calendar years – which no different participant has achieved.
Leading by instance
Judging by the numbers, the captaincy didn’t weigh too closely on Tendulkar’s shoulders.
He averaged 51.four in 25 Tests as skipper in comparison with 54.2 in 286 knocks with out that duty.
There have been seven lots of and the identical quantity of half-centuries in Tendulkar’s 43 visits to the crease throughout his captaincy.
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