Tendulkar breaks Lara's maximum runs record
Finally long wait of Tendulkar to break the lara's record of maximum runs in test cricket is over.Today during second test versus Australia he achieved the record.
The long wait is finally over! India's prolific batsmen Sachin Tendulkar surpassed Brian Lara's record to become highest run-scorer in Test cricket history. He achieved this milestone against Australia in the second Test of the Border-Gavaskar Trophy in Mohali.
West Indies batting great Brian Lara scored 11953 runs in 131 Tests at an average of 52.89 while the Indian maestro reached this mark in 152* matches at an average of 54.11 runs.
In his 19-year-old career, Sachin made and broke many records. The world caught the first glimpse of this great batsman in 1989 at Karachi where he made his Test debut. Though his bat didn't fire there but he did make his mark. In the next Test as Faisalabad, as a 16-year-old boy, he played a superb knock of 59 runs against the pace-attack consisting of Imran Khan, Wasim Akram and Saleem Jaffar.
He's come a long way since then and has been India's batting mainstay for years. The 35-year-old is already the world's top-scorer in One-Day Internationals (16,361) and has the most centuries in Test matches (39) and one-dayers (42). He has scored 49 Test half-centuries and 89 ODI fifties.