Sachin Tendulkar Awards, Records and Achievements – Full List

Sachin Tendulkar Awards Records and Achievements
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Sachin Tendulkar Awards Records: The God of Cricket Sachin Tendulkar in his 24-year long career creates various unique milestones which look tremendous and seems almost impossible to break in current and future generation cricket.

Sachin Tendulkar made his international debut on 15 November 1989 against Pakistan in a Test match and announces his retirement on 16 November 2013. During his 2 decades of cricket journey, Sachin Tendulkar plays a vital role in Indian cricket history.

In his long 24 years career, Sachin Tendulkar played 664 international cricket matches in total and scored 34,357 runs. Let’s have a look at Sachin Tendulkar Awards and records list:

Sachin Tendulkar Records

The list of records Tendulkar holds is perhaps almost unending! Right from his debut as the youngest player at the age of 16, Tendulkar has continued breaking records and setting new ones. We are listing out some here.

List of Sachin Tendulkar's century
List of Sachin Tendulkar’s century

ODI Records 

  • The highest number of centuries (49) and fifties (96)
  • Third highest individual score (after Sehwag and Rohit Sharma) in the history of One Day Cricket (200* vs. South Africa on Feb 24, 2010 at Gwalior).
  • Most centuries in a calendar year (9 in 1998)
  • The first person to score a double century
  • Most runs in a calendar year (1,894 runs in the year 1998).
  • Most centuries in a calendar year (9 in the year 1998).
  • The highest number of the Man of the Match awards (62)
  • Most Man of the Match awards in World Cup Matches (9).
  • Most Man of the Series awards (15)
  • Sachin Tendulkar has played the most one-dayers (463 ODIs).
  • Most centuries against a single opponent (9 ODI centuries against Australia).
  • Sachin has scored 1,000+ runs in a calendar year on 7 occasions (1994, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2000, 2003 and 2007).
  • Sachin Tendulkar was involved in a mammoth 331-run partnership for the 2nd wicket with Rahul Dravid (vs. New Zealand at Hyderabad on 8th Nov, 1999) Which was later broken by Chris Gayle and Marlon Samuels in 2015.
  • The formidable pair of Sachin Tendulkar and Sourav Ganguly scored 26 hundred-plus partnerships in ODIs. Of these, 21 century stands were for the opening wicket.
  • He has scored over 2,500 runs against Australia, as well as against Sri Lanka. No other batsman has managed to achieve such a feat even against a single opponent.
Sachin Tendulkar
Sachin Tendulkar

Test Records

  • The highest number of centuries (51). Out of his 51 centuries, 22 have been scored at home and 29 have been scored overseas.
  • Leading run-scorer (11,953)
  • Joint-fastest cricketer to reach 10,000 runs in Test cricket with Brian Lara
  • He is now the leading run-scorer in Test cricket, after having surpassed Brian Lara’s tally of 11,953 Test runs in 2008.
  • Sachin was the fastest man to reach the milestone of 8,000 runs in Test cricket in terms of the least number of innings(154) later it was broken by Sri Lanka’s Kumar Sangakkara who took 152 innings to reach the milestone.
  • Only player in the world to have scored 5 Test centuries before turning 20
  • He has scored centuries against all Test-playing nations.
  • Sachin Tendulkar also holds the record for the most number of 150+ scores in Test cricket. (He has 20 scores of 150+ to his credit).
  • He has scored 1,000+ Test runs in a calendar year on 6 occasions (1997, 1999, 2001, 2002, 2008 and 2010). This particular record also happens to be a world record. Brian Lara of the West Indies and the Australian pair of Matthew Hayden and Ricky Ponting are all in joint 2nd place, each having achieved this feat on 5 occasions.
Sachin Tendulkar and Rahul Dravid
Sachin Tendulkar and Rahul Dravid

Sachin Tendulkar Awards

  • Tendulkar received the Arjuna Award in 1994 for his outstanding sporting achievement
  • Sachin received India’s highest sporting honour The Khel Ratna award in 1997
  • Tendulkar received the Padma Shri and Padma Vibhushan awards in 1999 and 2008, respectively, India’s fourth- and second-highest civilian awards.
  • Maharashtra Bhushan Award – 2001
  • After a few hours of his final match on 16 November 2013, the Prime Minister’s Office announced the decision to award him the Bharat Ratna, India’s highest civilian award. He is the youngest recipient to date and the first-ever sportsperson to receive the award.
  • He also won the Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy for cricketer of the year at the 2010 ICC Awards.
  • He was also the first sportsperson and the first person without an aviation background to be awarded the honorary rank of group captain by the Indian Air Force.
  • In 2012, he was named an Honorary Member of the Order of Australia
  • In 2019, Tendulkar was inducted into the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame.
  • “Most Influential People in the World” – Time 100 List
  • Laureus Award for best sporting moment for the last 20 years.
Sachin Tendulkar bags Laurues award
Sachin Tendulkar bags Laurues award

Interesting Facts

  • At the 1987 World Cup, Tendulkar served as the ball boy. India was playing against England then.
  • Sachin Tendulkar actively involves himself in philanthropic activities. He sponsors underprivileged children through the NGO Apnalaya. He operates this NGO along with his mother-in-law.
  • Tendulkar’s autobiography “Playing It My Way” broke all records to become an instant bestseller. There are several books on his inspiring life. Also, Sachin: A Billion Dreams, his Biopic made it big in Bollywood.
  •  In 2002, halfway through his career, Wisden Cricketers’ Almanack ranked him the second greatest Test batsman of all time, behind Don Bradman, and the second greatest ODI batsman of all time, behind Viv Richards.
  • In 2010, Time magazine included Sachin in its annual Time 100 list as one of the “Most Influential People in the World”
  • Later in his career, Tendulkar was a part of the Indian team that won the 2011 World Cup, his first win in six World Cup appearances for India.
  • In April 2012, Sachin Tendulkar became a Rajya Sabha member after being nominated by the President. He donated the salary and allowances he earned as a Rajya Sabha MP in six years to the Prime Minister’s Relief Fund.
  • In 2013, he was the only Indian cricketer included in an all-time Test World XI named to mark the 150th anniversary of Wisden Cricketers’ Almanack.
  • Sachin Tendulkar was a devout disciple of guru Sathya Sai Baba of Puttaparthi. He cancelled his birthday celebrations after his guru’s death.