A 24-year long career, more than 34,000 international runs and 100 international centuries is what Sachin Tendulkar left the 22 yards with as he delivered his farewell speech at the Wankhede Stadium on November 16, 2013. 

“The memories you have left with me will always be with me forever and ever, especially ‘Sachin, Sachin’ which will reverberate in my ears till I stop breathing,” the Master Blaster said as he le

1) A century of centuries

On March 16 in 2012, a packed Sher-e-Bangla Stadium, Dhaka witnessed Sachin Tendulkar’s 100th international century, his 49th in ODI cricket. The Master Blaster brought up his milestone 100 in 138 balls and finished with 114 off 147 deliveries. Even though India lost the Asia Cup game, Tendulkar’s innings lit up the faces of his fans. Tendulkar 48, scored 51 hundreds in 200 Test matches, a record in itself. Twenty-nine of his Test match tons came overseas as 17 of them came in the SENA (South Africa, England, New Zealand, Australia) countries.

2) More than 34,000 international runs

Sachin Tendulkar has 34357 international runs against his name, the most by a cricketer. The second name in the list – Kumar Sangakkara- follows Tendulkar by 6341 runs. Sachin’s run tally consists of 15921 runs in Tests – the most by a player and 18426 in ODIs. The former Indian skipper averaged 53.71 in 200 Test matches and 44.83 in 463 ODIs.He has remained unbeaten in 41 ODIs and 33 Tests.

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3) Most runs in cricket World Cups

Tendulkar has participated in six World Cups for India from 1992 to 2011. In the 45 matches, he has 2278 runs against his name. Sachin’s average of 56.95 shows how consistent he was in the biggest tournaments of cricket. The 48-year-old’s highest score in a World Cup match is 152, that came against Namibia in 2002-03.

Sachin Tendulkar has six centuries and 15 half-centuries against his name in the tournament. His 241 boundaries in World Cup matches stands as a record. Ricky Ponting, the next in line in terms of runs, is 535 runs behind Sachin.

The Master Blaster played his last World Cup match at Wankhede, where he won an elusive trophy in 2011.

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4) Most number of Tests

Virat Kohli (91), Steve Smith (77) and Kane Williamson (83) have played 251 Tests between them and Sachin Tendulkar has 200. His last game in 2013 was played at his home ground – Wankhede – where India won by an innings and 126 runs, under three days. Sachin had scored 74 runs in the only innings he batted in.While Tendulkar played 463 ODIs, he maintained his fitness to churn through 200 five day games too.