Sachin Tendulkar has the most Test runs

Great shot Sachin - you've done this before, haven't you?No-one’s scored more Test runs than Sachin Tendulkar and after passing Brian Lara’s record, he went on to pass 12,000 runs as well. We’d say that he was the first to do so, but you can probably deduce that easily enough.

It is very hard to express the significance of this. It’s just huge numbers, isn’t it? When numbers are that huge, how do you gauge their worth? The man himself is the only one who knows what it took and he put it best:

“It’s definitely the biggest milestone because it’s taken me 19 years to get.”

That’s a long time. If you devoted yourself to digging a hole for 19 years, you’d have one hell of a hole. You’d be pretty pleased with your hole. You’d climb out and step back to admire your handiwork, at which point you’d fall down a hole twice the size. This would be Sachin Tendulkar’s hole.

You don’t feel so good about your hole now, do you? You thought you were good at digging holes, but you’re not. Sachin Tendulkar’s got a better technique; he’s stronger, fitter and faster than you and after he’d been doing it for a while, someone gave him a better shovel.

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6 Appeals

  1. KC – that was some hole talk, very deep. makes him sound straight outta the shawshank redemption

  2. 19 bloody years – and only 12,000 runs?

    and has he ever been dropped from the side during those 19 years?

  3. According to my paper this morning, the rate of inflation in Zimbabwe is currently 231,000,000%

    By that standard, 12,000 is not a very big number.

  4. when you break it down, it’s only about 1.7 runs a day. hardly seems worth celebrating. if you were a brewery and only produced 1.7 pints a day… how long would you stay in business! he should be dropped until he can get his run rate up to an acceptable level.

  5. stay at international level of cricket for 2 years and get 1200 runs…..then u can only imagine what it takes to stay there for 2 decades n make 12000 runs.

  6. my hole would be (is, actually) far more entertaining. er, cricketaining.

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