Sachin breaks Lara’s record, crosses 12000 Test runs
Sachin Tendulkar became the highest scorer in Test cricket after surpassing West Indian legend Brian Lara in the ongoing second Test in Mohali on Friday.
The Master Blaster needed just 15 runs today to overtake Lara’s Test match tally of 11,953 runs and establishing a fourth world record in his illustrious career and he did so as he took a double off the first ball bowled after tea. It kicked off wild celebrations at the PCA Stadium as all the players gave him a rousing reception as did the crowd and the hundreds of firecrackers that were burst to celebrate the moment.
Tendulkar is also on the verge of creating another landmark as he will also be the first player to amass 12000 runs in Test cricket. The 35-year-old batting maestro is already the world’s top-scorer in One-Day International (16,361) and has the most centuries in Test matches (39) and One-dayers (42).
He made his Test debut at the tender age of 16 against Pakistan in 1989 in Karachi.