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20 November 2009: Sachin Tendulkar made 30 thousand records to be made, till date remains intact

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November 20 is a very special day for Sachin Tendulkar and his fans, who are among the great batsmen of the world. On the same day, 11 years ago, Sachin had made a big record in his name, which has not been broken even till today.

Sachin achieved a feat in a Test match against Sri Lanka in Ahmedabad on 20 November 2009 and he became the only batsman to score 30,000 runs in international cricket. Sachin achieved this feat on the last day of the first Test match of the series.

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During India’s second innings in the Ahmedabad Test match, Sachin took a single off Chanaka Welegedera in deep square leg and touched the record as he scored his 35th run.


The batsman, then known as ‘Master Blaster’, had scored 17178 runs in 436 ODIs at an average of 44.5 while his number of runs in Test matches reached 12812. Apart from this, his total number of runs in these three formats of cricket (17178, 12812, and 10) was 30 thousand while playing 10 innings in the only T20 match against South Africa.

It is not easy for any batsman to match Sachin’s record. In the list of most international runs, the master blaster is followed by Kumar Sangakkara, who has a total of 28016 runs. Then former Australia captain Ricky Ponting is at number three with 27483 runs.

In his cricketing career, 47-year-old Sachin scored 15921 in 200 Tests, 18426 in 463 ODIs and 10 runs in the only T20 International match. He also took 46 wickets in Tests, 154 wickets in ODIs.

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