On his 42nd birthday, here are 42 World Records set by Sachin Tendulkar

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Bengaluru, April 24: Batting legend Sachin Tendulkar celebrated his 42nd birthday today (April 24). The former India captain is still a fan favourite despite not playing the game. And on the social media, birthday wishes keep flowing in. [When Sachin slaughtered Australia on his birthday]

Sachin's best 40 photos; Wishes from Twitter

Tendulkar, who retired from international cricket in November 2013, is currently with Mumbai Indians (MI) IPL team as an "Icon". Whenever he is with the MI side, the chants of "Sachin, Sachin" are heard at stadiums. For him, it feels like he is still playing. Tendulkar is still adored by his millions of supporters and will continue to receive support.

Happy Birthday Sachin.

Tendulkar with the 2011 World Cup trophy


On his 42 birthday, we take a look 42 world records held by the Master Blaster. Here they are

1. Most number of Test runs - 15,921

2. Most number of ODI runs - 18,426

3. Most number of Tests played - 200

4. Most number of ODIs played - 463

5. First batsman to score a double hundred in ODIs. First and the only cricketer in history to have scored 100 international centuries

6. Most number of Test centuries - 51

7. Most number of ODI tons - 49

8. Most ODI half centuries - 96

9. Only batsman to have scored centuries on Ranji Trophy, Duleep Trophy and Irani Trophy debuts

10. Most number of runs (2,278) in World Cup history and joint highest (with Pakistan Javed Miandand) World Cup appearances (6 editions)

11. Most number of centuries in World Cup history - 6

12. First overseas cricketer to play for Yorkshire county in England

13. Most 90s in Tests - 10 (Joint with Steve Waugh and Rahul Dravid)

14. Most fifties in Tests - 68 (50+ scores - 119)

15. Most fours in Tests - 2,058 plus

Tendulkar carried around the Wankhede Stadium by his teammates after winning the 2011 World Cup

16. Fastest to 10,000 runs in Tests (195 innings - joint with Brian Lara and Kumar Sangakkara)

17. Fastest to 14,000 runs in Tests - 279 innings

18. Fastest to 15,000 runs in Tests - 300

19. Most ODI runs in a calendar year - 1,894 in 1998 (9 hundreds, 7 fifties)

20. Most runs in a single edition of World Cup - 673 in 2003

21. Most ODI hundreds in a calendar year - 9 in 1998

22. Most ODI hundreds against a team - 9 Vs Australia

23. Most 90s in ODIs - 18

24. First man to score 10,000 ODI runs

25. Fastest to 10,000 ODI runs - 259 innings

26. Fastest to 11,000 ODI runs - 276

27. Fastest to 12,000 ODI runs - 300

28. Fastest to 13,000 ODI runs - 321

29. Fastest to 14,000 ODI runs - 350

30. Fastest to 15,000 ODI runs - 377

The joy of winning a match at the World Cup in 2011

31. First and the only batsman so far to score 15,000 ODI runs (also corresponding 16,000, 17,000 and 18,000 runs record holder). The second highest after Tendulkar's tally is 14,234 by Sangakkara

32. Highest partnerhip for India for any wicket - 331 with Rahul Dravid (Vs New Zealand in 1999). This is overall second highest in ODI history

33. Highest partnership by a pair in ODIs - 8,227 runs - Tendulkar and Sourav Ganguly (26 hundreds, 29 fifties in 179 innings) - Highest - 258

34. Most hundred partnerships by a pair in ODIs - Tendulkar and Ganguly - 26

35. Overall highest partnership by openers in ODIs - Tendulkar and Ganguly - 6,609 in 136 innings (21 hundreds and 23 fifties)

36. Highest partnership by a pair in Tests - 6,920 runs - Tendulkar and Rahul Dravid (20 hundreds, 29 fifties in 143 innings)

37. Most hundred partnerships by a pair in Tests - Tendulkar and Dravid - 20

38. Most consecutive ODI matches played - 185

39. India's youngest ODI captain at 23 years and 126 days (Vs Sri Lanka in 1996)

40. Most Man-of-the-match awards won in ODIs - 62

41. Most Man-of-the-series awards won in ODIs - 15

42. Youngest Indian player to feature in Tests and ODIs - Test - At the age of 16 years and 205 days (Vs Pakistan in Karachi in November 1989) ODI - 16 years and 238 days (Vs Pakistan in Gujranwala in December 1989)

Note: There are several other feats achieved by Tendulkar in cricket. The list goes on. We have included most-important 42 ones. He is also the first sportsperson to be awarded Bharat Ratna, India's highest civilian honour. Tendulkar, now a Member of Parliament (Rajya Sabha), is also the owner of many awards.

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