Sachin Tendulkar reaches 50,000-run landmark across all formats


Master blaster Sachin Tendulkar on Saturday, 5th October 2013 crossed another milestone by completing an astounding 50,000 runs iacross all forms of recognised cricket during his knock in the Champions League Twenty20 (CLT20) semi-final between Mumbai Indians and Trinidad & Tobago at the Feroze Shah Kotla stadium, New Delhi.

Needing 26 runs on the day to reach the landmark, Tendulkar tucked one towards mid-wicket for a single off left-arm spinner Yannick Ottley to reach another milestone in his glorious career spanning close to two-and-a-half decades. He scored 35 off 31 balls before edging one to Denesh Ramdin off Lendl Simmons' bowling.

Tendulkar became 16th in the list of most run-getters in recognised cricket, with former England captain Graham Gooch at top with 67,057 runs to his credit.

Tendulkar now has 50009 runs in 953 competitive matches, which includes 551 List A matches, 307 first-class matches and 95 T20 games.

Tendulkar has so far scored 25,228 runs in 307 first-class matches which includes a staggering 15,837 runs in 198 Tests.

The 40-year-old has 21,999 runs in 551 List A matches which includes 18,426 runs in 463 ODIs.

Having scored 2747 in the 94 earlier T20 matches, the legend scored the necessary 26 runs with consummate ease.

The maestro is also standing on the cusp of another rare feat of becoming the first player in the history of the game to play 200 Test matches, which in all likelihood will be completed in the upcoming two-Test series against the West Indies.

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