Tendulkar needed 153 runs in the final innings to score 16,000 Test runs but he missed the mark by 79 runs. Tendulkar has 15,921 runs.
200 Test Match Appearances
Tendulkar comfortably heads this list with Ricky Ponting and Steve Waugh being the joint-second having played 168 matches each.
463 ODI Appearances
Tendulkar’s 23-year ODI career comprised 463 ODI games. Sanath Jayasuriya with 445 ODIs is second in the list.
18,426 ODI Runs
Tendulkar has scored 18,426 ODI runs which is 4,722 runs clear of Ricky Ponting who is second in the list.
62 Man of the Match Awards in ODIs
Tendulkar leads the list in ODI cricket. Sanath Jayasuriya with 48 is second. The third on the list is South Africa’s Jacques Kallis with 32 awards.
15 Man of the Series Awards in ODIs
Tendulkar is leading in this category as well. Jayasuriya is second on the list.
51 Test Hundreds
Sachin Tendulkar has scored 51 Test centuries in his 24-year Test career. He hit his first century against England at Manchester in August 1990 and his last ton was against South Africa at Cape Town in January 2011.
49 ODI Hundreds
Sachin Tendulkar took five years to score his first ODI hundred. The moment he got his first ton against Australia at Colombo in 1994, the little master’s career took off and he never looked back. His last ODI ton was his hundredth international hundred scored against Bangladesh at Dhaka in 2012.
90 Different Venues
In 24 years, Tendulkar has played in 90 different venues which is a record.
150 Wickets and 15,000 Runs in ODIs
Tendulkar remains the only cricketer to take more than 150 wickets (154) and score more than 15,000 runs (18,426) in ODIs.
1,894 ODI Runs in 1998
These are most runs scored by a batsman in any season in ODI cricket. Tendulkar scored 9 centuries that year.
2,560 World Cup Runs
In the six World Cup appearances (1992 to 2011), Tendulkar has amassed 2,560 runs at an average of 56.95 – the most by any player in the history of the event.
989 International cricketers
Tendulkar has played with and against 989 international cricketers. That includes 141 Indian cricketers and 848 opponents.