An epitome of batsmen, Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar is arguably the best batsmen world will ever see. If one will count the achievements of Sachin Tendulkar all record book will come short. During his 23 yearlong cricket life span he has broken every record that were made and has marked his name instead. What every cricketer just dreams off, he has achieved it all.
He started his career in state cricket at the age of 15 when he played for Bombay and scored century in his first match. He became the youngest and first batsmen to score a century in all the three Duleep, Deodhar and Ranji Trophy.
Sachin has scored 18,260 runs in One Day International matches, which are the highest by any batsmen, and the Ricky pointing (who has announced retirement from ODI) is way behind him.
He has 15,470 runs in test matches in his belt, which again put him on the top pf the list.
On February 24 2010, Sachin became the first batsman to reach 200 in ODI, a landmark, which many dreamed to achieve, came close but couldn't make it, but Sachin did. After this Mathew Hayden (Australian cricketer) remarked that he ahs seen God and he plays at number 4 in Indian team.
Following records have remain unparallel and unchallenged by any batsmen in the world:
1894 is the most number of runs in a calendar year made by any batsman and that too belong to God of cricket.
He has an integral part of Indian team in six world cups (most by any cricketer for any country) and has scored more than 2000 runs, which remains the highest till date.
All these achievements in his career where he has played 461 ODI and 188 test matches, have earned him name, respect and accolades from every cricket lover.
His wax statue has been placed in Madame Tussauds, which are the first and the only statue of an Indian sports personality.
He has been awarded in 2010 as ICC cricketer of the year, has been awarded with Padma Vibhushan in 2008, which is the second highest civilian award given in India. Apart from this Sachin was listed as the second best batsmen in ODI and test by Wisden 100. He has also been given Padma Shri in 1999 and Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award (highest award in sports category) in 1997-98.