Kolkata, Dec 5: Sachin Tendulkar reached another milestone in his illustrious career by going past 34,000 international runs, on Wednesday at the Eden Gardens.
Sachin holds sway; Sachin in numbers
Needing just two to reach the 3,4000 mark, Tendulkar got there with a single off Monty Panesar in the third Test between India and England on first day. Tendulkar is playing his 657th international game here.
Tendulkar is the leading run scorer in both Test and One Day Internationals. He also is the first man to score 100 international hundreds, which he reached in March this year.
The Master Blaster is way ahead of recently retired Ricky Ponting and Jacques Kallis.
Ponting ended his international career with 27,483 runs. Kallis has 25,144. Rahul Dravid is fourth on the list with 24,208 runs. Sri Lanka captain Mahela Jayawardene is fifth with 22,708.
List of Sachin Tendulkar's international runs
Tests: 15,564 (batting) 193rd match
ODIs: 18,426 (463 matches)
Twenty20 International: 10 (1 match)
Top five batsman with most international runs
Sachin Tendulkar 34,000
Ricky Ponting 27,483
Jacques Kallis 25,144
Rahul Dravid 24,208
Mahela Jayawardene 22,708