Sachin is one of the most prolific
cricketers ever—the first person to score a double century in ODIs, the
only player to score a 100 centuries, and the only one to have amassed
over 30, 000 runs in all forms of international cricket. It is no
surprise that he occupies a legendary status in cricket-crazy India.
Sachin Tendulkar holds the world record
for scoring highest number of runs and centuries in both the Test
Cricket and the One Day Internationals. He has scored 15921 runs and 51
centuries in Test Cricket. While in ODIs, he has scored 18,426 runs and
He was the first person to score a double century in ODIs.He is the only cricketer so far to have played in 200 Test matches.
addition to the numerous cricketing awards he has won, Sachin is also
the proud recipient of several awards from the Government of India. He
was awarded the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna, India’s highest sporting award,
in 1997-98 for his achievements in cricket.He
was honored with the Bharat Ratna, India’s highest civilian award in
2014 in recognition of his spectacular contributions to cricket. He
became the first sportsperson as well as the youngest ever individual to
receive the award.