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Sachin Tendulkar - All the facts to know about the Master Blaster

Source : AGENCIES
Last Updated: Thu, Oct 10, 2013 11:18 hrs
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New Delhi: 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)

Career:

Tests:

Matches: 198, Runs 15,837, Highest 248 not out, Average 53.86, Centuries 51, Half-centuries 67

One-dayers:

Matches: 463, Runs 18,426, Highest 200 not out, Average 44.83, Centuries 49, Half-centuries 96

Twenty20 Internationals:

Match 1, Runs 10, Average 10.00

World records:

- 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

Key dates:

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.

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