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Cricket: Sachin Tendulkar factfile

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Factfile on India's record-breaking batsman Sachin Tendulkar who turns 40 on Wednesday:

Full name: Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar

Right-hand batsman, right-arm spinner

Major teams: India, Mumbai, Yorkshire

Height: 5 feet, 5 inches (165.1 centimetres)

CAREER

Tests:

Matches 198, Runs 15,837, Highest 248 not out, Average 53.86, Centuries 51, Half-centuries 67

One-dayers:

Matches 463, Runs 18,426, Highest 200 not out, Average 44.83, Centuries 49, Half-centuries 96

Twenty20:

Match 1, Runs 10, Average 10.00

WORLD RECORDS

- Most Test runs and centuries

- Most one-day runs and centuries

- Only batsman to score 100 international centuries

- Most World Cup runs (2,278)

- Most appearances in Tests and one-day internationals

- 1,000 or more Test runs in a calendar year six times: 1997, 1999, 2001, 2002, 2008, 2010

- 1,000 or more one-day runs in a calendar year seven times: 1994, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2000, 2003 and 2007

KEY DATES

April 24, 1973: Born in Mumbai

December 11, 1988: Marks first-class debut aged 15 with a century

November 15, 1989: Test debut v Pakistan, Karachi

December 18, 1989: One-day debut v Pakistan, Gujranwala

August 14, 1990: Maiden Test century v England, Old Trafford aged 17

December 10, 2005: Overtakes Sunil Gavaskar's world record of 34 Test tons

October 17, 2008: Overtakes Brian Lara as highest run-getter in Tests

February 24, 2010: First batsman to score 200 in one-day cricket

April 2, 2011: World Cup winner with India

March 16, 2012: Becomes first batsman to score 100 international tons

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