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Sachin Tendulkar’s Career: List Of ODI And Test Centuries

Sachin Tendulkar, Tendulkar Birthday
Sachin Tendulkar (Credits - Getty Images)

Sachin Tendulkar is regarded as one of the greatest cricketers of all time. He’s one of the most technically proficient players of his generation. Sachin excelled in almost all conditions regardless of the difficulties. He came to be adored as the ‘Master Blaster’ in India due to his explosive style of batting.

Tendulkar was born on April 24 1973 to Ramesh Tendulkar, a novelist & poet, and Rajni, who worked in insurance organizations. During his early days, Tendulkar was interested in Tennis. He idolized John McEnroe, the former American Tennis player. However, his brother Ajit convinced him to pursue Cricket in order to suppress his bullying tendencies.

He was introduced to Ramakant Achrekar, a cricket coach and got admitted to his academy. He went on to impress at the academy, forging the famous 664-run partnership with Vinod Kambli during a Harris Shield match. This earned him a promotion to the Ranji side, and Sachin made his debut for Mumbai when he was 15 years old. He eventually went on to make his debut for the national side against Pakistan in 1989.

What followed was a bulk of runs, multiple records, and a huge fan following. Tendulkar amassed 34,357 runs in 664 international matches while averaging 48.53. He is the only cricketer to breach the 30,000-run mark, the only cricketer with 100 international hundreds, and holds the record for most runs in Tests and ODI’s. He was also the first player to score 200 in an ODl.

Early Stages Of His Career

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Sachin Tendulkar playing the uppercut stroke.

Sachin Tendulkar’s debut against Pakistan wasn’t impressive. He was able to garner only 215 runs at an average of 35.83. His spirit and determination was on display, however. Struck on the nose by a Waqar Younis bouncer, the 16-year-old Sachin declined medical attention and kept playing.

A similar performance against New Zealand didn’t faze Tendulkar. He kept grinding and his hard work paid off against England. He became the second-youngest player to score a century when he made 119* against England at Manchester in a drawn game. This started a barrage of centuries in Australia and South Africa.

During the 1999 World Cup, Tendulkar lost his father. He had to fly back to India to attend the final rites. The Master Blaster came back and scored a magnificent 140* off 101 balls against Kenya, and dedicated the century to his father. The 2003 World Cup saw Tendulkar end up as the highest run-scorer, aggregating 673 runs in 11 matches. He was pivotal in helping India reach the final, which they subsequently lost to Australia.

The Record Breaker

Sachin Tendulkar
Sachin Tendulkar after scoring 200

On December 10, 2005, Tendulkar broke Gavaskar’s long-standing record of 34 Test centuries. He did it against Sri Lanka at the Feroz Shah Kotla. Tendulkar kept peaking in the ODI format as well, revolutionizing the way India played the 50-over format.

Soon, however, India reached a low point during the 2007 World Cup owing to Greg Chappell-Ganguly’s spat. Tendulkar endured his worst tournament, scoring 7, 57 & 0 as India exited in the group stage. He made a quick comeback. In the series that followed against South Africa, Tendulkar became the first person to cross the 15,000 run mark in ODI cricket.

Having already been established as one of the greats, the only trophy missing from Tendulkar’s cabinet was the World Cup. In what turned out to be his sixth & final attempt in 2011, Tendulkar lifted the trophy after ending as the tournament’s second-highest run-getter, behind Tillakaratne Dilshan.


Sachin Tendulkar with the World Cup trophy.

After a few failures in trying to get to this 100th international hundred, Tendulkar finally achieved the milestone against Bangladesh on March 16, 2012. Following a dismal performance in the series against England in the same year, Tendulkar retired from ODI cricket on December 23, 2012.

He soon announced that he’ll be retiring from Tests as well, after the home series against West Indies. His last test, which was incidentally his 200th, was played in front of a packed crowd at his home ground, Wankhede Stadium. In his last innings, Tendulkar scored 74 before being dismissed and thus came to an end, the career of one of the greatest sportsmen in history. His legacy lives on, however, and cannot be tarnished for another thousand years.

List of centuries of Sachin Tendulkar in international cricket

Test Centuries:

No. Date Against Score Venue Result
1 9-Aug-1990 England 119* Manchester Drawn
2 2-Jan-1992 Australia 148* Sydney Drawn
3 1-Feb-1992 Australia 114 Perth Lost
4 26-Nov-1992 South Africa 111 Johannesburg Drawn
5 11-Feb-1993 England 165 Chennai Won
6 27-Jul-1993 Sri Lanka 104* Colombo Won
7 18-Jan-1994 Sri Lanka 142 Lucknow Won
8 1-Dec-1994 West Indies 179 Nagpur Drawn
9 6-Jun-1996 England 122 Birmingham Lost
10 4-Jul-1996 England 177 Nottingham Drawn
11 2-Jan-1997 South Africa 169 Cape Town Lost
12 2-Aug-1997 Sri Lanka 143 Colombo Drawn
13 9-Aug-1997 Sri Lanka 139 Colombo Drawn
14 3-Dec-1997 Sri Lanka 148 Mumbai Drawn
15 6-Mar-1998 Australia 155* Chennai Won
16 25-Mar-1998 Australia 177 Bangalore Lost
17 26-Dec-1998 New Zealand 113 Wellington Lost
18 28-Jan-1999 Pakistan 136 Chennai Lost
19 24-Feb-1999 Sri Lanka 124* Colombo Drawn
20 10-Oct-1999 New Zealand 126* Mohali Drawn
21 29-Oct-1999 New Zealand 217 Ahmedabad Drawn
22 26-Dec-1999 Australia 116 Melbourne Lost
23 18-Nov-2000 Zimbabwe 122 New Delhi Won
24 25-Nov-2000 Zimbabwe 201* Nagpur Drawn
25 18-Mar-2001 Australia 126 Chennai Won
26 3-Nov-2001 South Africa 155 Bloemfontein Lost
27 11-Dec-2001 England 103 Ahmedabad Drawn
28 21-Feb-2002 Zimbabwe 176 Nagpur Won
29 19-Apr-2002 West Indies 117 Port of Spain Won
30 22-Aug-2002 England 193 Leeds Won
31 30-Oct-2002 West Indies 176 Kolkata Drawn
32 2-Jan-2004 Australia 241* Sydney Drawn
33 28-Mar-2004 Pakistan 194* Multan Won
34 10-Dec-2004 Bangladesh 248* Dhaka Won
35 10-Dec-2005 Sri Lanka 109 New Delhi Won
36 18-May-2007 Bangladesh 101 Chittagong Drawn
37 25-May-2007 Bangladesh 122* Mirpur Won
38 2-Jan-2008 Australia 154* Sydney Lost
39 24-Jan-2008 Australia 153 Adelaide Drawn
40 6-Nov-2008 Australia 109* Nagpur Won
41 11-Dec-2008 England 103* Chennai Won
42 18-Mar-2009 New Zealand 160 Hamilton Won
43 16-Nov-2009 Sri Lanka 100* Ahmedabad Drawn
44 17-Jan-2010 Bangladesh 105* Chittagong Won
45 24-Jan-2010 Bangladesh 143 Mirpur Won
46 6-Feb-2010 South Africa 100 Nagpur Lost
47 14-Feb-2010 South Africa 106 Kolkata Won
48 26-Jul-2010 Sri Lanka 203 Colombo Drawn
49 9-Oct-2010 Australia 214 Bangalore Won
50 16-Dec-2010 South Africa 111* Centurion Lost
51 2-Jan-2011 South Africa 146 Cape Town Drawn

ODI Centuries:

No. Date Against Score Venue Result
1 9-Sep-1994 Australia 110 Colombo Won
2 28-Oct-1994 New Zealand 115 Vadodara Won
3 11-Nov-1994 West Indies 105 Jaipur Won
4 9 Apr- 1995 Sri Lanka 112* Sharjah Won
5 18-Feb-1996 Kenya 127* Cuttack Won
6 2-Mar-1996 Sri Lanka 137 New Delhi Lost
7 5-Apr-1996 Pakistan 100 Singapore Lost
8 15 Apr- 1996 Pakistan 118 Sharjah Won
9 28-Aug-1996 Sri Lanka 110 Colombo Lost
10 14-Dec-1996 South Africa 114 Mumbai Won
11 9-Feb-1997 Zimbabwe 104 Benoni Won
12 14-Mar-1997 New Zealand 117 Bangalore Won
13 7-Apr-1998 Australia 100 Kanpur Won
14 22-Apr-1998 Australia 143 Sharjah Lost
15 24-Apr-1998 Australia 134 Sharjah Won
16 31-May-1998 Kenya 100* Kolkata Won
17 7-Jul-1998 Sri Lanka 128 Colombo Won
18 26-Sep-1998 Zimbabwe 127* Bulawayo Won
19 28-Oct-1998 Australia 141 Dhaka Won
20 8-Nov-1998 Zimbabwe 118* Sharjah Won
21 13-Nov-1998 Zimbabwe 124* Sharjah Won
22 23-May-1999 Kenya 140* Bristol Won
23 29-Aug-1999 Sri Lanka 120 Colombo Won
24 8-Nov-1999 New Zealand 186* Hyderabad Won
25 17-Mar-2000 South Africa 122 Vadodara Won
26 20-Oct-2000 Sri Lanka 101 Sharjah Lost
27 8-Dec-2000 Zimbabwe 146 Jodhpur Lost
28 31-Mar-2001 Australia 139 Indore Won
29 4-Jul-2001 West Indies 122* Harare Won
30 5-Oct-2001 South Africa 101 Johannesburg Lost
31 24-Oct-2001 Kenya 146 Paarl Won
32 4-Jul-2002 England 105* Chester-Le-Street No Result
33 11-Jul-2002 Sri Lanka 113 Bristol Won
34 23-Feb-2003 Namibia 152 Pietermaritzburg Won
35 26-Oct-2003 Australia 100 Gwalior Won
36 15-Nov-2003 New Zealand 102 Hyderabad Won
37 16-Mar-2004 Pakistan 141 RawalpIndi Lost
38 12-Apr-2005 Pakistan 123 Ahmedabad Lost
39 6-Feb-2006 Pakistan 100 Peshawar Lost
40 14-Sep-2006 West Indies 141 Kuala Lumpur Lost
41 31-Jan-2007 West Indies 100* Vadodara Won
42 2-Mar-2008 Australia 117* Sydney Won
43 8-Mar-2009 New Zealand 163* Christchurch Won
44 14-Sep-2009 Sri Lanka 138 Colombo Won
45 5-Nov-2009 Australia 175 Hyderabad Lost
46 24-Feb-2010 South Africa 200* Gwalior Won
47 27-Feb-2011 England 120 Bangalore Tied
48 12-Mar-2011 South Africa 111 Nagpur Lost
49 16-Mar-2012 Bangladesh 114 Mirpur Lost

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