A century in each innings of a Test match. The closest he came to achieving this milestone was when he made 177 and 74 against England at Nottingham in 1996.
A triple hundred in an innings in Test cricket. His highest score remains 248 not out against Bangladesh at Dhaka in 2004.
A century on debuts in Tests, ODIs or T20. His score in his first matches in each form of cricket were: 15 runs v Pakistan in Karachi Test in 1989, a two-ball duck also against Pakistan in Gujaranwala ODI in 1989 and a meager 10 runs in his only T20 game versus South Africa at Johannesburg in 2006.
Most hundreds in first class cricket by an Indian. He shared this record with Sunil Gavaskar with 81 tons each. Tendulkar appeared in 310 games while Gavaskar played in 348 matches.
Most runs in Test cricket in a calendar year. His best effort is 1562 runs in 14 matches in 2010 which is way below all time high of 1788 runs in 11 matches by Mohammad Yousuf in 2006.
He failed to cross 500-run aggregate mark in any of his 74 series in Test cricket. His best effort was 493 runs in four Test matches during the series against Australia in 2007-08 Down Under.
A Test hundred in his last appearance. He made a classy 74 against West Indies at Mumbai in 2013.