Sachin Tendulkar IPL Career

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Sachin Tendulkar, the God of Cricket, played in the IPL during the fag end of his career. Although he had cracked the tests and ODI format, his T20 record was nothing short of quality as the Master Blaster did justice to his role as an opener in the Mumbai Indians setup, despite playing only a solitary T20I for the Indian Cricket Team.

The legendary Indian batter, Sachin Tendulkar, debuted in IPL in its inaugural season with the Mumbai Indians franchise. Leading the team from the start, Sachin scored 188 runs in 7 matches at a strike rate of 106.21. He missed a few matches due to him suffering a groin injury. Mumbai Indians failed to qualify for the playoffs, finishing 5th. In the following season, Sachin participated in 13 IPL matches, scoring 364 runs at a strike rate of 120.13. Sachin-led Mumbai Indians still suffered in the tournament, ranking seventh in the points table.

In 2010, Sachin played magnificently, scoring a whopping 618 runs in 15 matches. He was the leading run-scorer of the scoring and had an astonishingly high average of 47.53 while also improving his strike rate to 132.61. In the 3rd season alone, Sachin scored five half-centuries. With Sachin leading from the front, his team flourished in the tournament and successfully reached the finals where they lost to CSK.

IPL Debut Year2008
IPL TeamMI (Retired in 2013)
Batting StyleRight-handed
Bowling StyleRight-arm Off/Leg-Spin
Current Auction Price-
Last IPL Season Runs287

Sachin Tendulkar IPL Teams from 2008-13

Sachin has been part of the Mumbai Indians squad right from its inception in 2008. The fact that he was a local boy meant that Sachin had a welcome run at his favorite ground, the Wankhede Stadium. He captained the team for a few years and led the team to its first final appearance in 2010.

Sachin became the leading run-scorer in the 2011 IPL season as well. In 16 matches, Sachin scored 553 runs at an average and a strike rate of 42.53 and 113.31. Notably, the star Indian batter also scored his maiden century against the now-defunct team, Kochi Tuskers, in the third match of the season. Similar to the previous season, Mumbai Indians had another good run, reaching the Preliminary Final.

In Sachin’s fifth IPL season, his batting performance started to dip, owing to his retirement from international cricket and decline in age. He scored 324 runs in 13 matches at a strike rate of 114.48. Sachin, even, gave up his captaincy and recommended Harbhajan Singh as his replacement. In 2013, Sachin announced that it would be his last IPL season. The Little Master scored 287 runs in 14 matches at a strike rate of 124.24 and won his maiden IPL title in his very last season, with Rohit Sharma captaining the team and giving a fitting farewell to Sachin. After a successful IPL campaign, the Master Blaster retired from all forms of cricket.

Sachin Tendulkar IPL Auction Price

In the inaugural season of the IPL, Sachin was given the status of an ‘Icon Player’. This led to him getting signed by his home city’s franchise, which is, Mumbai Indians. He was awarded 15% more money than the highest-paid player on the team. Hence, Sachin was paid a total of USD 1.121 million by his franchise. The Little Master’s contract with his franchise continued for the next two years before the players' auction in 2011. In the auction, Sachin was retained by the Mumbai Indians for a whopping USD 1.8 million. His contract continued till 2013.


Sachin Tendulkar IPL Runs Year-wise

Sachin Tendulkar played as an opener throughout his IPL career, scoring 2334 runs across 78 matches at a strike rate of 119.81. He even bagged the ‘Orange Cap’ in the 2010 season for amassing 618 runs.

YearMatchesRunsHighest ScoreAverageStrike Rate100s50s

Sachin Tendulkar IPL Wickets Year-wise

Unlike his international career, Sachin Tendulkar has not been handy with the ball, bowling in just one season.

YearMatchesBallsRunsWicketsStrike RateAverageEconomy4WI5WI

Sachin Tendulkar IPL Records

Sachin Tendulkar has played IPL across six seasons, right from the inaugural edition to the 2013 season. Across these seasons, he has accumulated quite a few records for the Mumbai Indians, including winning the orange cap in 2010.

Most Runs for MI in a Season618
Most Runs Scored after 35 Years of Age2334
Only MI Batter to score 600 runs in a Season2010
Most Top-scores for MI in a Season8
Most 500+ Run Season after 36 Years of Age2010 and 2011
First and Only MI Batter to win Orange Cap180
Led MI to Runner-up2010

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Q. When did Sachin Tendulkar start playing IPL?

A. Sachin Tendulkar started playing IPL in 2008 for the Mumbai Indians.

Q. How many runs has Sachin Tendulkar scored for the Mumbai Indians?

A. Sachin Tendulkar has scored 2334 runs in 78 IPL matches since he joined MI in the inaugural edition in 2008 and led them to a runners-up finish in 2010.

Q. When did Sachin Tendulkar retire from the IPL?

A. Sachin Tendulkar retired from the IPL in 2013 after the legendary cricketer won his maiden IPL title as a player in the very same year.

Q. When did Sachin Tendulkar win the Orange Cap?

A. Sachin Tendulkar won the Orange Cap in 2010 for amassing 618 runs in that season.

Q. How many centuries has Sachin Tendulkar scored in IPL?

A. Sachin Tendulkar has scored a solitary century in IPL, against the now-defunct Kochi Tuskers Kerala in 2011.