He is the greatest love affair of every Indian cricket fan. Who doesn’t know ‘Sachin Bhai’?

Even if you are not proud of your own achievements, we are damn sure that you would argue your head and heart out to someone, who says he isn’t the best. Scroll down and check if we have nailed down his marquee accomplishments.

1) First man to score a double century in an ODI

He became the first person ever to record a double century, in the history of ODI cricket.  He scored 200 runs off 147 balls against South Africa in 2010, to achieve this feat.

sachin scoring a double century

Sachin Tendulkar after scoring the double century against South Africa in 2010

2) A century of centuries

51 centuries in Test cricket, 49 centuries in ODI cricket and that makes a total of 100 international centuries. Virat Kohli will soon be catching up on Sachin with his incredible batting.

3) The “alpha run-machine” of the Tests and ODIs

He is the leading run scorer both in Tests and ODIs, amassing around 34,347 runs in his international career.

4) 16 year-old Prodigy

He played 24 magnificent years of solid cricket, with a lot of ups and downs, that began at a budding age of 16. Today, he is one of the most respected and globally recognized athletes.

Sachin Tendulkar with Kapil Dev and Azharuddin

Sachin Tendulkar (centre) with Kapil Dev (left) and Mohammad Azharuddin (right)

5) “Bharat Ratna” pride

He is the youngest recipient of the ‘highest civilian award’ in the country, Bharat Ratna. He also became the first sportsperson to receive the award in 2013. He has also been bestowed with Arjuna award, Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna, Padma Shri and Padma Vibhushan.

Sachin Tendulkar with Bharat Ratna

Sachin Tendulkar with the prestigious Bharat Ratna award

6) Indian Air Force’s captain dearest

No man without an aviation background has ever been awarded the rank of group captain in IAF but the master blaster is the only exception.

Sachin at the 82nd airforce day

Sachin Tendulkar attending the 82nd Air Force day parade

7) A record number of ‘Man of the Series’ awards in ODIs

A total of 15 Man of the Series (MoS) awards in ODIs and 5 in tests, 62 Man of the Match (MoM) awards in ODIs and 14 in tests.

Sachin man of the series at 2003 world cup

Tendulkar receiving the Man of the Series award during the ICC World cup 2003

8) Only second to Don Bradman

He has been widely recognized as one of the greatest batsmen of all times and only second to the world’s best and legend of the game, Sir Donald Bradman.

9) 200 Test matches

He is in the leader board with the highest number of international test caps ever, averaging around 53.78 throughout his career.

10) 6th time lucky

His previous 5 outings in the ICC World cup, never offered him any luck. But all the cards turned the 6th time, when he finally lifted the one glory that he most desired, with a fitting farewell to a splendid career.

Sachin with the world cup 2011 trophy

Sachin Tendulkar lifted the 2011 ICC World cup trophy with the team during his 6th World cup outing

What was your most favourite moment in Sachin’s sublime 24 years of cricket?
Kill the curiosity and give us the answer.

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