God of Cricket – That is how even the God Almighty calls him. What more a cricketer can achieve in his career?
Highest Individual Score in ODIs (200*)
Highest Run getter in ODIs (17,598 Runs at the rate of 45.12)
First batsman in history to score over 50 centuries in international cricket. He now has 93 centuries (47 in Tests, 46 in ODIs), which is still the record for the highest number of centuries in international cricket.
First batsman in history to complete the 30,000 runs in (ODIs+Tests) or (ODIs+Tests+Twenty20s).
Most overall runs in international cricket, (ODIs+Tests+Twenty20s), with 30,000+ runs overall (13447 in Tests, 17,598 in ODIs).
Record of getting out the maximum number of times in the 90s in international matches. He has been dismissed 24 times (17 in ODIs and 7 in Tests) on scores of 90-99. The 17 nineties in ODIs are an ODI record too.
Most “Man of the Match” awards – 61
Most “Man of the Series” awards – 15
Most ODI Runs in a Calendar year – 1894 ODI runs in 1998
Most Centuries in a Calendar year – 9 ODI Centuries in 1998
Only cricketer to ever score a double hundred in the ODI format – against South Africa at Gwalior, India.
Most centuries against an opponent – 9 vs. Australia.
Most centuries vs. Australia, South Africa, Kenya, Sri Lanka, Zimbabwe and Pakistan.
Most centuries in Final Matches 6 & India Win All Matches
Most centuries against One Team – Australia 19 (10 test+9 ODI)
Highest number of 50+ scores in ODIs – 139 (46 Centuries and 93 Fifties).
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