Zeenews Sports Bureau
New Delhi: Even after owning almost all the records that could be achieved as a batsman, nothing seems to be stopping batting great Sachin Tendulkar. The batting maestro keeps scoring runs at a pace wherein it looks like the record books are running out of pages listing the ones created by the master blaster.
The ‘run machine’ has not yet reached the much-awaited milestone of 100 international centuries, a territory that remains untested by any cricketer. But he treated the spectators with yet another feather on his cap by becoming the highest run-getter in fourth innings of Test matches. He went past Rahul Dravid's tally of 1507 runs during the first Test against West Indies recently at an average of 39.86.
The wait for the 100th century stretches back to the World Cup in April, but Sachin fell short of the feat once again by making 76 in the second innings of the Kotla Test. Meanwhile, he completed 15000 runs in Test cricket.
Sachin has scored 51 centuries in Tests and 48 in one-dayers.
Also, he created a record for aggregating most runs in the fourth innings in Tests at an average of 39.86, going past Rahul Dravid's tally of 1507 runs during the first Test against West Indies recently.
Other active members on the list include Rahul Dravid, Shivnarine Chanderpaul, Ricky Ponting and Graeme Smith. Tendulkar also became the highest run-getter at the Feroz Shah Kotla, going past Dilip Vengsarkar.