Sachin Tendulkar’s Bowling Records

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Sachin Tendulkar Bowling Stats  – We all know the god of cricket, Sachin Tendulkar for his amazing performances with the bat. His batting records like the 100 International centuries, the most number of runs in Test cricket and One Day Internationals, his total of 34 thousand runs in his international career and so on are all fixed in our minds. But, a very few of us know about Sachin Tendulkar as the bowler.

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Sachin Tendulkar Bowling Stats – His contribution as a batsman in world cricket is immense but we cannot forget the God of Cricket as a bowler. Well to tell you, Sachin has delivered as the bowler even when his performance with the bat was not that great. He has picked up 200 One Day Internationals wickets to his name and in the longer versions of the game, the master blaster has picked up 44 test wickets.

Sachin Tendulkar Bowling Stats

There are more such records like this that many of us haven’t come across. Today we shall bring the bowling records of the great Sachin Tendulkar. Here are some unique records of the Master Blaster as a Bowler.

Sachin Tendulkar Bowling Records – Sachin has picked the most number of wickets in a single edition of the Asia Cup – The Asia Cup 2020 tournament is just a few months away and today itself there is one record of this tournament. In the 2004 Asia Cup tournament, Sachin delivered as a bowler for team India. As a versatile bowler, Sachin picked up 12 wickets in just 6 Asia Cup matches with an awesome average of 12.25.

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Sachin Tendulkar Bowling Stats – In that edition of the Asia Cup, Sachin picked up 1 wicket at least in 5 innings whenever he was asked to bowl. In this process, he broke the record of picking up the most wickets in a single edition of Asia Cup.

Irfan Pathan has topped the list of picking up the most wickets in a single edition of Asia Cup. Pathan has taken 14 wickets to his name, whereas Sachin is the second on the list. In that edition, Sachin scored 281 runs with the bat and helped India in reaching the final of that year’s Asia Cup. But unfortunately, India lost the final against Sri Lanka.

sachin tendulkar career – Sachin is the youngest Indian to take an ODI wicket. He was just 17 years old and 224 days when he picked up his maiden One Day International wicket. On 5th December 1990, Sachin dismissed Sri Lanka’s Roshan Mahanama. Roshan nicked the delivery which was bowled by Sachin and Kiran More took the catch behind the stumps. Not only this, Sachin also dismissed Arjuna Ranatunga and scored vital 53 runs with the bat as well.

Sachin Tendulkar Bowling Stats – Then, Tendulkar picked two wickets and broke the record of former Indian spinner Maninder Singh. For his all-round show, Sachin was also presented with the man of the match award in that game.

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It is only Sachin who has defended six or fewer runs as a bowler twice. Sachin hasn’t just bowled to give the main bowlers a rest but to support his team in crucial times. He has performed with the ball whenever the main bowlers of his team have struggled to pick up wickets.

Sachin Tendulkar Bowling Stats – Here is an instance where Sachin defended 6 or fewer runs on two occasions. But defending six or lesser runs is not an easy job and is also considered as a very rare feat in international cricket. That is why Sachin is the only bowler to achieve this feat and this record of his is regarded high because he has done it against strong teams like Australia and South Africa. Sachin gave away just 3 runs against South Africa when the Proteas needed 6 runs to win the game in 1993 and 4 years later, in 1997, Sachin repeated this feat again. This time it was Australia where Sachin picked up the last wicket on the very first ball of his last over.

A rare ODI triple for Sachin – The Master Blaster is the only cricketer to score more than 18 thousand runs, to pick up 100 wickets, and to take 140 catches as a non-wicket keeper in One Day International cricket.

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