Sachin crosses 10,000 run mark in one-dayers
Today become the first batsman in the 30-year history of One-Day International (ODI) cricket to make 10,000 runs, following in the footsteps of another illustrious Sunil Gavaskar who had achieved the feat in Tests.
Tendulkar, who already had the highest number of centuries in the limited-overs game, attained this landmark while on the way to his 28th hundred, sixth against Australia, here today.
The genius now has an aggregate of 10,105 runs from 266 matches, in which he batted only 259 times, which an average of 42.63 and a strike rate of 82.60. The nearest to him in aggregate is the former teammate Mohammed Azharuddin with 9,378 from 334 matches at an average of 36.92.
Among the current batsmen, the following are the nearest to him:Arvinda De Silva (Sri Lanka) 8430 runs, Mark Waugh (Australia) 8245, Saeed Anwar (Pakistan) 7757 and Inzaman-ul-Haq (Pakistan).
Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee congratulated Sachin Tendulkar on becoming the first batsman to score 10,000 runs in One-day international cricket. In his message, Vajpayee said Tendulkar has not only brought glory to nation and to himself but also to the game.