Indian batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar on Tuesday achieved yet another milestone as he became the first batsman in history to score 15,000 Test runs.
Tendulkar achieved the feat when he scored his 28th run in India’s second innings with a single off leg-spinner Devendra Bishoo on the third day of the first Test against the West Indies at the Feroz Shah Kotla ground in New Delhi.
Tendulkar, who was 35 runs short of 15,000 before this match, scored seven runs in the first innings before being adjudged leg-before off Fidel Edwards.
Tendulkar already holds the world record for most runs and centuries in both Test and one-day cricket.
Tendulkar needs one more hundred to become the first batsman to score 100 international hundreds. He has 51 Test and 48 one-day centuries so far.
Rahul Dravid is the second highest run-getter in Tests withwith 12,859 runs, ahead of Ricky Ponting of Australia (12,487) and West Indian Brian Lara (11,953).
Top run-getters in Test cricket
- 15,005* – Sachin Tendulkar (IND)
- 12,859* – Rahul Dravid (IND)
- 12,487 – Ricky Ponting (AUS)
- 11,953 – Brian Lara (WIS)
- 11,947 – Jacques Kallis (RSA)
- 11,174 – Allan Border (AUS)
- 10,927 – Steve Waugh (AUS)
- 10,122 – Sunil Gavaskar (IND)