Sachin Tendulkar on Saturday said his final goodbye to cricket but the master batsman leaves behind innumerable memories and a mountain of records to savour. Here is a statistical highlights of the genius Test career.
# In the just concluded Mumbai Test, he has created cricket history by becoming the first player to have appeared in 200 Tests.
# The only player to have appeared in 300 innings (329).
# Holds a record for registering most centuries (51).
# Holds a record for recording most fifties (68).
# Holds a record for posting most innings of fifty-plus - 119 Centuries 51 + fifties 68.
# Holds a record for the highest run-aggregate (15,921 at an average of 53.78 in 200 matches).
# Holds a record for registering most centuries on foreign soil (29 in 106 Tests).
# With 20 innings of 150-plus, he holds a world record.
With eleven innings of 150-plus overseas, he holds a world record.
# Both his aggregate - 1995 runs at an average of 60.45 in 25 Tests and nine hundreds are records against Sri Lanka.
# Only batsman to aggregate 1,000 runs against Sri Lanka in Sri Lanka - 1155 at an average of 67.94 in twelve Tests.
# Holds a record for most runs overseas - 8705 (ave.54.74) in 106 Tests.
# Recorded six innings of 200 or more, sharing an Indian record with Virender Sehwag.
# Figures in 72 Tests in a winning cause - the most by a player from the subcontinent. (including the Wankhede Test vs West Indies)
# Managed 5946 runs (ave.61.93) in 72 Tests - the most by a player from the subcontinent in a winning cause. (including the Wankhede Test vs West Indies)
# Completed a hundred with a six six times - a world record.
# Registered seven hundreds in a calendar year (2010) - an Indian record.
# Six times in a calendar year, he has completed 1000 runs - a record.
# Recorded eleven hundreds against Australia - the most by a player from the sub-continent.
# Managed 3630 runs (ave.55.00) in 39 Tests against Australia - the most by a player from the sub-continent.
# Scored 495 runs in three innings before being dismissed - a world record - his sequence of scores being 241 not out & 60 not out vs Australia at Sydney in January 2004 and 194 not out vs Pakistan at Multan in March 2004.
# With ten innings of 90 or more, he shares an unwanted Test record with Rahul Dravid and Steve Waugh.
# Shares 20 century stands with Rahul Dravid - a world record for most century partnerships by any pair.
# Aggregated 6920 at an average of 50.51 in 143 innings, including 20 partnerships of 100-plus and 29 between 50 and 99 - a world record.
# Shares 18 double century stands (200 or more) - an Indian record and the second highest overall, next only to Kallis (20).
# With 14 Man of the Match awards, he possesses an Indian record.
# With five Man of the series awards, he shares an Indian record with Virender Sehwag.
# Shares a record for reaching 10,000 runs in least number of innings (195) with Brian Lara and Kumar Sangakkara.
# Shares a record for reaching 12,000 runs in least number of innings (247) with Ricky Ponting.
# Holds a record for reaching 13,000 runs in least number of innings (266).
# The only player to have recorded 2000 fours (2058) apart from 69 sixes.
# Only Indian player to amass 50,000 runs in all formats of the game i.e., first-class, List A and Twenty20.
# Holds a record for most international centuries (100) - 51 in Tests and 49 in One Day Internationals - 29 more than Ricky Ponting (71).
# Only player to have amassed more than 30,000 international runs - 34,357 at an average of 48.52.