Bangalore, Nov 28: Amid uninterrupted calls for his retirement in the last few days, Sachin Tendulkar is on the verge of another milestone in international cricket.
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The Master Blaster, going through one of the most toughest phases in his cricket life, is just two short of completing 34,000 international runs.
Tendulkar is all set to reach that record during the India-England third Test in Kolkata's Eden Gardens starting from December 5.
So far, Tendulkar, since making his international debut in 1989, has played a whopping 656 international matches. That includes 192 Tests, 463 One Day Internationals and one Twenty20 International.
He holds the record for maximum number of appearances in both Tests and ODIs and also most runs in both formats.
In Tests, he has 15,562 runs. Add to that 18,426 ODI runs and another 10 in the lone T20I. Those numbers stack up to 33,998 runs.
Tendulkar could have crossed 34,000 at his home ground, Wankhede Stadium in second England Test but fell for just eight apiece in both innings.
The 39-year-old is way ahead in the list of most international runs among his peers. With also 100 international centuries to his name, the list of records he holds, keep increasing.