Sachin Tendulkar’s full name is Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar, was born on April 24th, 1973. He is an Indian cricketer who is widely regarded as one of the greatest batsmen in the history of cricket. Sachin is also a leading run scorer and century maker in Test and One-day International Cricket, and is the only player who has ever scored a double century in the history of ODI cricket. Tendulkar played his first Test match against Pakistan at Karachi in 1989, when he was only 16 years of age. Tendulkar is the first and the only player in Test Cricket history to score fifty centuries, and the first to score fifty centuries in all international cricket combined. He now has 99 centuries in international cricket.
His Top Ten Test Scores are mentioned below
1. 248* v/s Bangladesh at Dhaka on December 10th, 2004. He batted for 552 minutes and faced 379 balls. He hit 35 fours at a strike rate of 65.43. He was not out in that innings.
2. 241* v/s Australia at Sydney on January 2nd, 2004. He batted for 613 minutes and faced 436 balls. He hit 33 fours at a strike rate of 55.27. He was not out in that innings.
3. 217 v/s New Zealand at Ahmadabad on October 29th, 1999. He batted for 494 minutes and faced 344 balls. He hit 29 fours at a strike rate of 63.08. He was caught in that innings.
4. 214 v/s Australia at Bangalore on October 9th, 2010. He batted for 547 minutes and faced 363 balls. He hit 22 fours and 2 sixes at a strike rate of 58.95. He was bowled in that innings.
5. 203 v/s Sri Lanka at Colombo on July 26th, 2010. He batted for 516 minutes and faced 347 balls. He hit 23 fours and 1 six at a strike rate of 58.50. He was caught in that innings.
6. 201* v/s Zimbabwe at Nagpur on November 25th, 2000. He batted for 392 minutes and faced 281 balls. He hit 27 fours at a strike rate of 71.53. He was not out in that innings.
7. 194* v/s Pakistan at Multan on March 28th, 2004. He batted for 493 minutes and faced 348 balls. He hit 21 fours at a strike rate of 55.74. He was not out in that innings.
8. 193 v/s England at Leeds on August 22nd, 2002. He batted for 434 minutes and faced 330 balls. He hit 19 fours and 3 sixes at a strike rate of 58.48. He was lbw in that innings.
9. 179 v/s West Indies at Nagpur on December 1st, 1994. He batted for 414 minutes and faced 322 balls. He hit 24 fours and 1 six at a strike rate of 55.59. He was caught in that innings.
10. 177 v/s England at Nottingham on July 4th, 1996. He batted for 462 minutes and faced 360 balls. He hit 26 fours at a strike rate of 49.16. He was caught in that innings.
Tendulkar passed 30,000 runs in international cricket on 20 November 2009. He also holds the world record for playing highest number of Test and ODI matches. Tendulkar has been honoured with the Padma Vibhushan award, India’s second highest civilian award, and the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award, India’s highest sporting honour. Tendulkar became the first sportsperson and the first personality without an aviation background to be awarded the honorary rank of Group Captain by the Indian Air Force. He has received honorary doctorates from Mysore University and Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences. Tendulkar also won the 2010 Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy for cricketer of the year at the ICC awards.