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Sachin heads and shoulders above his ilk

- By Statsman    

India's premier batsman Sachin Tendulkar who turned 31 Saturday last, stands tall among all premier players at the end of this age barrier. In 114 Tests he has scored 9470 runs with 33 centuries and 37 fifties at an average of 57.39.

He leads others by a clear and convincing margin of 22 matches, 2849 runs, ten tons and two fifties as against the next best players in these respective categories.

All figures in this statement, except the averages, are the highest among all batsmen as exclusively tabulated in the following chart. Details of premier players' performance in Tests at the age of 31:

Players Mts Innings No Runs Highest Avg 100 50
Sachin Tendulkar(Ind) 114 184 19 9470 241* 57.39 33 37
Javed Miandad (Pak) 92 141 18 6621 280* 53.82 17 35
Allan Border (Aust) 81 143 24 6199 196 52.09 18 31
Sunil Gavaskar (Ind ) 63 114 8 5974 221 56.35 23 25
Brian Lara (WI) 65 112 4 5573 375 51.60 13 29
Garfield Sobers (WI) 60 102 13 5514 365* 61.95 17 21
Donald Bradman (Aust) 37 57 5 5093 334 97.94 21 8
Steve Waugh (Aust) 81 125 26 5002 200 50.52 11 28
Vivian Richards (WI) 48 76 4 4219 291 58.59 13 18