- Highest run scorer in the history of Test cricket with 14366* Test runs.
- Career Average (1989–2010, 174 Tests, 14,366 runs) at 56.55
- Became the first Indian to surpass the 11,000 Test run mark and the third International player behind Allan Border and Brian Lara. Lara took 213 innings, Sachin 223 and Border 259.
- Second Indian after Sunil Gavaskar to make over 10,000 runs in Test matches.
- Tendulkar and Brian Lara are the fastest to score 10,000 runs in Test cricket history. Both of them achieved this in 195 innings.
- Sachin Tendulkar (7819) world record of runs scored in Tests away from home.
- Sachin Tendulkar (27) world record of Centuries in Tests away from home.
- First player to reach 12,000-13,000-14,000 Test runs.
- Holds the record for scoring most 1,000 Test runs in a calendar year. He has done it Six times - 2010 (1396*), 2008 (1063), 2002 (1392 runs), 1999 (1088 runs), 2001 (1003 runs) and 1997 (1000 runs).
- Highest number of Test centuries(49), overtaking Sunil Gavaskar's record (34). On October 10, 2010 in Bengaluru (Bangalore) against Australia in the Border-Gavaskar trophy's second and final Test match Sachin Tendulkar reached a milestone. With a single to third man, Tendulkar reached his 6th double century and his 49th test century. Ricky Ponting has 39 centuries to his credit and Brian Lara has scored 34 Test Centuries.
- Highest number of 150+ score in Test Cricket (20)
- When Tendulkar scored his maiden century in 1990, he was the second youngest to score a century. Only Mushtaq Mohammad had scored a century at a younger age by 1990. Tendulkar's record was bettered by Mohammad Ashraful in 2001/02 season. The record for previous youngest Indian centurion was held by Kapil Dev.
- Tendulkar's record of five centuries before he turned 20 is a current world record.
- Tendulkar holds the current record (217 against NZ in 1999/00 Season) for the highest score in Test cricket by an Indian when captaining the side. Gavaskar held the previous record (205 against West Indies in Bombay - 1978/79 season)
- Tendulkar has scored centuries against all Test playing nations. He was the third batsman to achieve the distinction after Steve Waugh and Gary Kirsten. The current list also includes Brian Lara, Ricky Ponting, Rahul Dravid, Jacques Kallis, Adam Gilchrist and Marvan Atapattu.
- Tendulkar's 37th century against Bangladesh during the 2nd Test , made history as the 1st time the top four batsmen of any team had all scored centuries in a single innings. Dinesh Karthik (129), Wasim Jaffer (138) and Rahul Dravid (129) were the other centurions in the innings.
Highlights of Tendulkar's ODI career include:
- Matches Played: 442 ( Most )
- Consecutive ODI Appearances: 185
- Most Stadium Appearances: 90 different Grounds
- Inning appearances: 431 ( Most ). First to appear in 400 innings in ODI matches.
- On his debut, Sachin Tendulkar was the second youngest debutant. Only Aaqib Javed debuted in ODI matches younger than Sachin Tendulkar. Since then, there has been 4 players who were younger than Sachin on their ODI debut: Hasan Raza (Pakistan) - the current youngest debutant, Mohammad Sharif (Bangladesh), Shahid Afridi (Pakistan) and Ramveer Rai (UAE)
- Most runs in an ODI Innings: Sachin Tendulkar holds the record for maximum number of runs scored in one ODI innings. He is the only batsman to score 200 runs (147ball 25x4 3x6) in an ODI against South Africa.
- Most runs: 17,598 Runs at the rate of 45.12 runs for every time he has gotten out (as of 18 October 2010). He is the leading run scorer in the ODI format of the game and the only player ever to cross the 14,000-15,000-16,000 and 17,000 run marks.
- First player to reach 10,000-11,000-12,000-13,000-14,000-15,000, 16,000 and 17,000 ODI runs.
- Holds the record for scoring 1,000 ODI runs in a calendar year. He has done it seven times - 1994, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2000, 2003 and 2007
- Tendulkar has scored over 1000 ODI runs against all major Cricketing nations.
- Tendulkar is the only batsman to score over 3000 runs against any opponent (Australia). Tendulkar is also the only batsman to achieve the feat runs against two opponents - Sri Lanka is the other team.
- After Sachin crossed the 10,000-run mark in ODIs, only seven other players have managed to cross the milestone: (Sanath Jayasuriya,Sourav Ganguly, Rahul Dravid, Ricky Ponting, Brian Lara, Inzamam ul Haq, and Jacques Kallis). Sachin was the fastest to reach 10,000 runs taking 259 innings and has the highest batting average among batsmen with over 10,000 ODI runs
- Tendulkar has scored 1833 runs in finals; Tendulkar also ranks very high in terms of all-time averages in finals: among those who've scored at least 1000 runs in finals, only three have a higher average. One of them is India's current coach, Gary Kirsten - in 20 innings, he scored 1019 runs at an excellent average of 69.73. Tendulkar's stats are very similar to those of Viv Richards, who averaged 55.73 at a strike rate of 84.78 in 17 finals.
- Tendulkar holds the record for the highest individual score in a One Day International when he scored 200 not out breaking the previous record of 194 in the India v. South Africa ODI on 24 February 2010. This also saw him become the first male cricketer in the planet to score a double century in a One Day International. Earlier Belinda Clark has scored 229* in women cricket.
- Tendulkar holds the record for the most fours ( boundaries ) in an innings. He hit 25 fours in the innings against South Africa on on 24 February 2010 when he scored double century.
- Only player to score 5, 150+ (186*, 152, 163*, 175 and 200*)scores in ODI cricket, followed by Sanath Jayasuriya of Srilanka with 4, 150+ scores in ODI
Centuries and Fifties record:
- Most centuries: 46
- Only cricketer to ever score a double hundred in the ODI format - against South Africa at Gwalior, India.
- Most centuries against an opponent - 9 vs. Australia.
- Most centuries vs. Australia, South Africa, Kenya, Sri Lanka, Zimbabwe and Pakistan.
- Most centuries in Final Matches 6 & India Win All Matches
- Most centuries against One Team - Australia 20 (11 test+9 ODI)
- Most Fifties: 93.
- Highest number of 50+ scores in ODIs - 139 (46 Centuries and 93 Fifties).
- Only player to have over 100 innings of 50+ runs along with Ricky Ponting
- Most Fifties in World Cup Matches(13)
Calendar Year record:
- Most ODI runs in a calendar year: 1,894 ODI runs in 1998.
- Most Centuries in a calendar year: 9 ODI centuries in 1998
- Sachin Tendulkar with Sourav Ganguly hold the world record for the maximum number of runs scored by the opening partnership. They have put together 6,609 runs in 136 matches that includes 21 century partnerships and 23 fifty run partnerships. The 20 century partnerships for opening pair is also a world record.
- Sachin Tendulkar and Rahul Dravid hold the world record for the highest partnership in ODI matches when they scored 331 runs againstNew Zealand in 1999 at the LBS, Hyderabad
- Sachin Tendulkar has been involved in six 200 run partnerships in ODI matches - a record that he shares with Sourav Ganguly and Rahul Dravid.
- Most runs (1,796 at an average of 59.87 as on 20 March 2007) in World Cup Cricket History including 4 centuries & 13 fifties with a best score of 152* against Namibia in 2003 world cup
- 673 runs in 2003 Cricket World Cup, highest by any player in a single Cricket World Cup
- Player Of The World Cup Tournament in the 2003 Cricket World Cup.
- 523 runs in the 1996 Cricket World Cup at an average of 87.16, making him the highest run scorer in the 1996 World Cup and setting the then record for the highest runs by any player in a single Cricket World Cup - subsequently bettered by himself in the 2003 World Cup
Combined (ODI & Test) records
- First batsman in history to score over 90 centuries in international cricket. He now has 95 Centuries(49 in Tests and 46 in ODIs), which is still the record for the highest number of centuries in international cricket.
- First batsman in history to complete the 31,000 runs in (ODIs+Tests). He now has 31878 (ODI(17598)+Test(14280)).
- Most overall runs in international cricket, (ODIs+Tests+Twenty20s), with 31,000+ runs overall ( in Tests, 17,598 in ODIs).
- Record of getting out the maximum number of times in the 90s in international matches. He has been dismissed 26 times (18 in ODIs and 8 in Tests) on scores of 90-99. The 18 nineties in ODIs are an ODI record too.[
- 1994: Arjuna Award Recipient for achievements in Cricket
- 1997: Tendulkar was one of the five cricketers selected as Wisden Cricketer of the Year
- 1997/98: India's highest sporting honour - Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna
- 1999: Padma Shri - India's fourth highest civilian award
- 2008: Padma Vibhushan - India's second highest civilian award
- 2010: ICC cricketer of the year - Highest award in the ICC listings
- ICC World Test XI: 2009,2010
- ICC World ODI XI: 2004, 2007, 2001, 2010
- In August 2003, Sachin Tendulkar was voted as the "Greatest Sportsman" of the country in the sport personalities category in the Best of India poll conducted by Zee News.
- In December 2006, he was named "Sports person of the Year"
- The current India Poised campaign run by The Times of India has nominated him as the Face of New India next to the likes of Amartya Sen and Mahatma Gandhi among others.
- In February 2010, Sachin Tendulkar was declared "Sports Icon of the Year for 21 years" by NDTV at the NDTV Indian of the Year Awards.
Match awardsMan of Series Awards
# Series Season Series Performance 1 Border-Gavaskar Trophy (Australia in IndiaTest Series) 1997/98 446 (3 Matches, 5 Innings, 2x100, 1x50); 13.2-1-48-1; 2 Catches 2 Border-Gavaskar Trophy (India in AustraliaTest Series) 1999/00 278 Runs (6 Innings, 1x100, 2x50); 9-0-46-1 3 England in India Test Series 2001/02 307 Runs (4 Innings, 1x100, 2x50); 17-3-50-1; 4 Catches 4 India in Bangladesh Test Series 2007 254 Runs (3 Innings, 2x100, 0x50); 6.3-1-35-2; 2 Catches 5 Border-Gavaskar Trophy (Australia in IndiaTest Series) 2010 403 (2 Matches, 4 Innings, 1x100, 2x50)Man of the Match Awards S No Opponent Venue Season Match Performance 1 England Old Trafford, Manchester 1990 1st Innings: 68 (8x4); 2 Catches
2nd Innings: 119 (17x4)
2 England Chepauk, Chennai 1992/93 1st Innings: 165 (24x4, 1x6); 2-1-5-0
2nd Innings: 2 Catches; 2-1-4-0
3 New Zealand Chepauk, Chennai 1995/96 1st Innings: 52 (5x4) 4 Australia Chepauk, Chennai 1997/98 1st Innings: 4 (1x4); 1 Catch
2nd Innings: 155 (14x4, 4x6)
5 Pakistan Chepauk, Chennai 1998/99 1st Innings: 0; 3-0-10-1
2nd Innings: 136 (18x4); 7-1-35-2
6 New Zealand Motera, Ahmedabad 1999/00 1st Innings: 217 (29x4)
2nd Innings: 15 (3x4); 5-2-19-0
7 Australia MCG, Melbourne 1999/00 1st Innings: 116 (9x4, 1x6)
2nd Innings: 52 (4x4)
8 South Africa Wankhede, Mumbai 1999/00 1st Innings: 97 (12x4, 2x6); 5-1-10-3
2nd Innings: 8 (2x4); 1-0-4-0
9 West Indies Eden Gardens, Kolkata 2002/03 1st Innings: 36 (7x4); 7-0-33-0
2nd Innings: 176 (26x4)
10 Australia SCG, Sydney 2003/04 1st Innings: 241 (33x4)
2nd Innings: 60 (5x4); 6-0-36-0; 1 Catch
11 Australia Adelaide 2007/08 1st Innings: 153
2nd Innings: 13
12 New Zealand Hamilton 2009 1st Innings: 160
2nd Innings: DNB
13 Bangladesh Chittagong 2010 1st Innings: 105*
2nd Innings: 16
14 Australia M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru 2010 1st Innings: 214 (22x4, 2x6)
2nd Innings: 53* (5x4, 2x6)Tendulkar has won a record 16 Man of the Series(MoS) and (61 Man of the Match(MoM) awards in ODI Matches. He has the distinction of having won MoM Award against all ICC Full Members (Test Playing Nations). UAE (2 Matches), Netherlands (1 Match) and Bermuda (1 match) are the only teams against whom he has not won a Man of the Match Award in ODI Cricket.
Man of the Match Awards—Sachin Tendulkar # Opponent Total Home Away Neutral 1 Australia (59 Matches) 11 5 1 5 2 Bangladesh (10 Matches) 1 0 0 1 3 England (27 Matches) 2 0 1 1 4 New Zealand (38 Matches) 5 4 1 0 5 Pakistan (61 Matches) 7 1 1 5 6 South Africa (50 Matches) 4 3 1 0 7 Sri Lanka (65 Matches) 5 1 1 3 8 West Indies (38 Matches) 9 3 1 5 9 Zimbabwe (34 Matches) 8 0 4 4 10 Kenya (10 Matches) 4 2 0 2 11 Namibia (1 Matches) 1 0 0 1 TOTAL (381 Matches) 56 19 10 27