12 Reasons why Sachin Tendulkar is the G.O.A.T of cricket

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12 Reasons why Sachin Tendulkar is the G.O.A.T of cricket
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Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar is not just a name in India, people worship him as the god of cricket, the Master Blaster got the immense power to unite the billions of people in India, whenever he went to the field to bat, things went standstill for the millions of cricket fans in India.

The superstar has made his debut at the age of 16, and after that, he has created milestones to his name and outperformed in numerous matches to register a win for the Indian national team, the kind of influences he has made in the game of cricket is something unique.

The master blaster in his career has been scintillating with his batting, when he was on the crease he used dissipate with the opposition bowlers and no one in the world can predict at the beginning of his career with such nifty demeanor he can be so brutal against the opposition.

In his 24 years prolonged career the superstar has made ample records and earlier cricket fans used to say “Sachin does not chase records, records chase Sachin”.

Now we will take a look back at the kind of 12 records which made him the GOAT of cricket.

Debut with hundred in domestic cricket:

The prodigy has been brilliant since his childhood and it was his brother who identified his talent in this beautiful game and took him to Ramakant Achrekar, and his coach nurtures him in a different way and since his early age he was able to outperform many other players, and in the early stage also he has made a record with being the only player who has scored three premier domestic cricket tournament in India: Ranji tournament, Duleep trophy, and in Irani trophy.

Most Consecutive matches as a single player:

Since his debut for the Indian national team, the master Blaster demonstrated the qualities to become one of the best batsmen in the world and he is among the Indian batsman who has concreted his place in the team in terms of fitness and form and he has played consecutive 239 games (including 54 test matches and 185 ODI matches) for the team without being miss one for eight years from 25th April 1990 to 24th April 1998.
This record is still unbroken by any other player in the world for any team.

100 centuries:

In his playing days the superstar generally used to score big knocks for his team, he got the immense power t convert his 50s to 100s in both One day international and in test formats and with his unprecedented power set he became the man in the world who has got smashed 100 centuries in his career.

12 Reasons why Sachin Tendulkar is the G.O.A.T of cricket
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On 12th March in 2012, the superstar has achieved this unique feat after scoring a hundred against Bangladesh and he is the only player who has scored a century against all the test playing nations.

Most Runs in a single world cup:

In the 2003 world cup, where team Indian played the final against Australia, in that tournament Sachin Tendulkar was phenomenal, in total 11 innings, he has amassed 673 runs to his name and for the team, though in the final Indian team lost the final against the mighty Australians but Sachin Tendulkar was bestowed with the Man of the Series tournament because of his telegraphic batting throughout the world cup.

In that tournament, the superstar has scored five half-centuries and one century, and his highest score was against Namibia, and also he was returned back to pavilion in the nervous nineties (98 against Pakistan and 997 against Sri Lanka).

Maybe in the different format of the world cup where teams will play in the Robin round can score more in a single world cup but in the original format of the world cup, his record will stay untouchable for long days

Most One day international runs:

Till date, the Master Blaster is the only player who has scored more than 15,000 runs in the One-day international format, in the leading run scores list he cited at the top with 18426 runs in his 463 outings for the Indian team with a decent average of 44.83.

In his One day career, the superstar has smashed 195 sixes and 2016 fours, most boundaries hit by any batsman in the One day format.

Most One day international runs in a calendar year:

The Master blaster also holds the most number of runs in a single calendar year as well, in 1998 he has played some of the best innings for the Indian national team and he has collected a total of 1894 runs in that year with a brilliant average of 65.31.

This record of his is still unbroken despite players plays more matches nowadays, and it showcased the greatness of the little master.

First-person to score a double century in ODI:

In one day international it was a great feat when someone scored 150+ runs, but on 24th February 2010 Sachin Tendulkar has achieved a unique feat of scoring 200* runs against South Africa in just 147 balls which helped team India to cross the 400 mark barrier on that day, in that innings, the superstar smashed 25 fours and 3 sixes.

Most test and ODI appearances as a player:

In the world of cricket the master blaster is also the most capped player, for the Men in Blues he has appeared 463 times in one-day international matches and also got featured in 200 test matches, he was one of the most consistent performer for the Indian national team which helps him to hold his spot in the team.

Most Runs in the longer format of the game:

The kind of class and skill Sachin Tendulkar possessed in his playing days it reflects in his number in the test format of the game as well, the prolific star has also held the record of most runs in the format of test cricket.
In test cricket in his 200 matches, he has piled up 15921 runs to his back.

Most 150+ runs in test matches:

Whenever he was there in the crease he creates a problem for the opposition bowlers, as he knows how to construct the innings and he can easily convert his 50s to 100 and to 150s made him a real threat to others.
In his career, he has scored 150+ runs in the longer format of the game for more than 20 occasions.

Most Man of the Match awards in One day International cricket:

Sachin Tendulkar was a handy bowler as well, whenever the team needed he smacked few wickets as well, and with his overall all-rounded performance he has won the most Man of the Match awards in the One-day International cricket amongst all the players.

12 Reasons why Sachin Tendulkar is the G.O.A.T of cricket
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In the one day cricket, he has bagged 62 Man of the Matches awards.

Most Man of the Series in One day international cricket:

As well all know Sachin Tendulkar has been the most consistent player in the history of the Indian team for decades, and he was also the most impactful player for the team in his days in his 24 years illustrious career he has been named Man of the series for 15 times which is most by any player.

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