India’s Cricket Super-Star- Sachin Tendulkar is the First Ever Batsman to score 50 Test Centuries

India’s Cricket Super-Star-Sachin Tendulkar has:-

  • become the First Batsman in International Test Cricket to score 50 Test Centuries in the Test Matches. (He took his 50th Test Century on 19th December 2010, in the Test Match between India and South Africa held at the Centurion.)
  • played his 175th Test Match- which again is a record- as no other Cricketer has played 175 Test Matches.
  • scored his fourth Test century on South African soil.

The Following is a list of International Cricket Players scoring Centuries in Test Matches:-

Cricket Player (Country) / Centuries/ Matches

  1. Sachin Tendulkar (India) / 50/ 175
  2. Ricky Ponting (Australia) / 39 / 151
  3. Jacques Kallis (South Africa)/ 38/ 143
  4. Sunil Gavaskar (India) / 34/ 125
  5. Brian Lara (West Indies) / 34/ 131
  6. Steve Waugh (Australia) / 32/ 168
  7. Rahul Dravid (India) / 31/ 148
  8. Mathew Hayden (Australia) / 30/ 103
  9. Don Bradman (Australia) / 29/ 52
  10. Mahela Jayawardene (SriLanka)/ 28/ 116
  11. Allan Border (Australia) / 27/ 156
  12. Gary Sobers (West Indies) / 26/ 93
  13. Inzamam-ul-Haq (Pakistan)/ 25/ 120
  14. Kumar Sangakkara (SriLanka) / 24/ 94
  15. Mohammad Yusuf (Pakistan) / 24/ 90
  16. Greg Chappell (Australia)/ 24 / 87
  17. Vivian Richards (West Indies) / 24/ 121
  18. Justin Langer (Australia)/ 23/ 105
  19. Javed Miandad (Pakistan) / 23/ 124
  20. Virendra Sehwag (India) / 22/ 85
  21. Graeme Smith (South Africa) / 22/ 89
  22. Shiv Chanderpaul (West Indies) / 22 / 129
  23. Md Azharuddin (India) / 22/ 99
  24. Colin Cowdrey (England) / 22/ 114
  25. Wally Hammond (England) / 22 / 85
  26. Geoffery Boycott (England) / 22/ 108

From the above list it is obvious that most of the batsmen have already retired from active cricket. So, we can say that Indian Players Rahul Dravid and Virendra Sehwag are the possible batsmen to reach Sachin Tendulkar’s Record-level in their cricket career.

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The List of Bharat Ratna Award Recipients From 1954 Till Date

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