Sachin Tendulkar holds the record of Highest ODI run taker

On This Day Indian former cricketer Sachin Tendulkar scrips a unique record by entering into 15000 runs in ODI format. When it comes to One-Day International cricket, no one comes close to the records set by Sachin Tendulkar. With a staggering 18,426 runs to his name in the 50-over format, the Indian batting legend is miles ahead at the top of the list.

In fact, such is Tendulkar’s domination that he is the only player in the history of the game to even go past the 15,000-run mark in ODI cricket and retired with a total of 18,426 runs.

Watch Sachin Tendulkar 15000 Runs Mark Innings Against South Africa : 

Cricketers to Score 10000+ Runs in ODI Format

Player Mat Runs Ave SR 100 50
SR Tendulkar (IND) 463 18426 44.83 86.23 49 96
KC Sangakkara (Asia/ICC/SL) 404 14234 41.98 78.86 25 93
RT Ponting (AUS/ICC) 375 13704 42.03 80.39 30 82
ST Jayasuriya (Asia/SL) 445 13430 32.36 91.2 28 68
DPMD Jayawardene (Asia/SL) 448 12650 33.37 78.96 19 77
V Kohli (IND) 248 11867 59.33 93.25 43 58
Inzamam-ul-Haq (Asia/PAK) 378 11739 39.52 74.24 10 83
JH Kallis (Afr/ICC/SA) 328 11579 44.36 72.89 17 86
SC Ganguly (Asia/IND) 311 11363 41.02 73.7 22 72
R Dravid (Asia/ICC/IND) 344 10889 39.16 71.23 12 83
MS Dhoni (Asia/IND) 350 10773 50.57 87.56 10 73
CH Gayle (ICC/WI) 301 10480 37.83 87.19 25 54

 

Tendulkar’s progression in ODI cricket :

Runs Innings Ave SR 100 /50
0-3000 93 36.93 80.98 4 / 21
3000-6000 77 41.95 85.62 8 / 18
6000-9000 65 50.72 94.17 13 / 7
9000-12,000 65 52.14 86.92 9 / 14
12,000-15,000 77 43.25 81.74 7 / 19
15,000-17,000 47 47.22 87.23 4 / 12

 

It was on June 29, 2007, when Tendulkar got to 15,000 runs in ODI cricket in the second game of a three-match series against South Africa. Chasing 227 runs to win that game in Belfast, India got home with six wickets in hand thanks to a 106-ball 93 by the right-hander.

Tendulkar finished his career with record 18,426 runs from 463 ODIs at an average of close to 45 and a strike rate of over 85. This included an eye-watering 49 centuries and 96 half-centuries.

Here are some of the other records held by Tendulkar:

  • He has scored the most number of centuries in ODIs (49) and Tests (51).
  • He has scored the most number of half-centuries in ODIs (96) and Tests (68).
  • He has scored the most number of runs in ODIs (18,426) and Tests (15,921).
  • He has played the most number of ODIs (463) and Tests (200).
  • He was the first player to score a double-hundred in ODI cricket (200* vs SA in 2010).
  • He has the most number of scores in the nineties in international cricket (18 in ODIs and 10 in Tests).
  • He has received the most number of player of the match awards (62) and player of the series awards (15) in ODI cricket.
  • He has hit 2,016 fours in ODI cricket, which is the most for any player.
  • He scored 2,278 runs across the six World Cups that he participated in, which is the most for any player.

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