Five milestones that Sachin Tendulkar achieved in his last attempt
- While Sachin could not score an ODI hundred in the Windies, here are the 5 records which he could manage in the very last.
Sachin Tendulkar is honourably called the God of cricket due to his humongous and far-flung records in every form of the game he played. From a 17-year-old boy earning a draw for his team by virtue of his maiden Test century at Old Trafford, to a 37-year-old man scoring his 51st Test century against some hostile bowling from Dale Steyn, Sachin Tendulkar owned the record books in Test cricket.
Like many, he was not confined to a single format at all. His records in ODI cricket had no pursuer till Virat Kohli came along to chase one about most ODI hundreds. He kept himself away from T-20 internationals but featured in the lucrative T20 tournament, the Indian Premier League.
In the IPL, Sachin Tendulkar performed fairly with the bat. He scored 2334 runs at 34.84 in 78 innings after playing 6 seasons.
While the 'Little Master' kept occupying the cricketing milestones throughout his career, there were some accomplishments that Sachin could carry in the last attempt.
In this article, Let's have a look at five such takings that Sachin was able to bring off at last.
#1 ODI hundred in New Zealand
For Sachin Tendulkar, scoring hundreds was all but a soft job. He did it everywhere with sheer regularity, but for some reasons, he had not scored an ODI hundred in New Zealand till the time he reached this nation to play ODI cricket for the last time. It was during India's tour of New Zealand in 2009 when Sachin ended the jinx finally, with a mammoth 163 off 133 balls at Christchurch.
In this innings, Sachin got retired hurt after the end of the 45th over, otherwise, it could have been a double century, given the way, the master was going about his business. Unfortunately, the injury ruled Sachin out of the remaining two ODI matches, and thus, Sachin could only score an ODI hundred in New Zealand in the last match he played there. Before this innings, Sachin had scored 5 half-centuries in New Zealand with three scores of 80 plus.