This Day, That Year: Sachin Tendulkar Becomes First Batsman To Score 10000 ODI Runs
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This Day, That Year: Sachin Tendulkar Becomes First Batsman To Score 10000 ODI Runs

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Sachin Tendulkar. Credit: ESPNCricinfor

Sachin Tendulkar name is synonymous with various records in international cricket. The legendary batsman made his debut against Pakistan aged just 16, but developed into a generational talent, going on to entertain cricket fans for a course of 23 years.

The ‘Master Blaster’ created plenty of records during his playing days, and one such record came on March 31, 2001, when Sachin became the first player to reach to 10000 ODI runs. He achieved the milestone in a match against Australia in Indore.

For a long time, Sachin held on to the feat, until a certain Virat Kohli surpassed him and while the former took 259 innings to reach the 10,000 run figure, although the latter reached there in just 205 games for India.

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Sachin Tendulkar (Photo by Harry Engels/Getty Images)

After the 46-year-old legend Tendulkar became the first to reach the humongous figure, there are currently 14 batsmen in world cricket who have crossed the 10,000 run mark in ODIs. Back when Sachin achieved the same, he went on to score 139 runs in the fixture versus Australia, helping the Men in Blue to a win by 118 runs.

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Sachin Tendulkar urges people to adhere to government policies

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Sachin Tendulkar (Credits: Twitter)

On Thursday, the former Indian opener appealed to his fellow countrymen on Twitter, to stay indoors, and follow the guidelines issued by the government, as the country tries to battle Coronavirus Pandemic.

Sharing a video on the microblogging website, Sachin wrote, “The government and doctors are the best judges on how to handle COVID19. Everyone should adhere to their treatment advice.”

“As we go through a tough phase, it is important that all of us co-operate with each other. There are reports of patients running away from hospitals after being tested positive or those who have been advised to follow the home quarantine instructions are roaming outside,” Sachin stated the clip.

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