Sachin first to score 12000 run
Sachin is the highest run scorer in both Test matches and ODIs, and also the batsman with the most centuries in either form of the game. Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar has become the world record Test runs scorer, surpassing Brian Laras previous best mark of 11,953. Tendulkar, 35, needed 15 runs to overtake West Indies legend Lara in the standings on the first day of the second Test against Australia in Mohali. And despite being forced to go to tea on 13 not out, the Little Master came out after the interval to hit Australian debutant Peter Siddles first ball of the session for three runs to spark wild celebrations in the ground.
On October 17, 2008, when Sachin surpassed Brian Laras record for the most runs scored in Test Cricket, he also became the first batsman to score 12,000 runs in that form of the game, having also been the third batsman and first Indian to pass 11,000 runs in Test cricket. He was also the first player to score 10,000 runs in oneday internationals, and also the first player to cross every subsequent 1000run mark that has been crossed in ODI cricket history. In the fourth Test of the BorderGavaskar Trophy against Australia, Sachin surpassed Australias Allan Border to become the player to cross the 50run mark the most number of times in Test cricket history, and also the second ever player to score 10 Test centuries against Australia, after only Sir Jack Hobbs of England more than 70 years back. Sachin has been honored with the Padma Vibhushan award, Indias second highest civilian award, and the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award, Indias highest sporting honor.