Tendulkar crosses the 17,000 milestone

Published: Thursday, November 5, 2009, 18:48 [IST]
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Tendulkar crosses the 17,000 milestone

Hyderabad: Sachin Tendulkar became the first batsman in ODI history to reach the landmark of 17000 runs at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad. He was appearing in his 435th ODI and 424th innings of his career.

Ahead of the Hyderabad ODI, Tendulkar was 7 runs short of the milestone.

Fans in thousands turned up at the Rajiv Gandhi stadium to watch Sachin creating the record.

Sachin, who was also the first batsman to complete 10,000 runs, is not only the highest ever run getter in ODIs, but also has the maximum number of centuries (44) to his name. He scored 16,921 runs in 432 ODI at an average of 44.29. Sachin started his ODI career in 1989 against arch rival Pakistan. On the other hand he is the highest ever run getter in the world of test cricket. In tests Sachin scored 12,773 runs on an average of 51.63. It"s includes 42 centuries and 53 half centuries.

Tendulkar will complete two decades at the highest level on November 15, since he made his debut against Pakistan in 1989. There's a little more time for Tendulkar's 20 years. But first he is nearing the tally of 17,000 runs in ODIs.


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