Sachin Tendulkar is an Indian cricket player who is widely regarded to be the greatest player of the sport during modern times. He first played international cricket in 1989 and retired in 2013.
Throughout his cricketing career, Sachin Tendulkar broke many run scoring records in cricket. His 51 test centuries are the most ever scored, as well as his 15,921 test runs. He has also played in a record number test matches, 200, and one day internationals, 463. Tendulkar is worshipped like a god in India for his cricketing feats. In early 2014, Tendulkar was given the Bharat Ratna, India's highest civilian honor, becoming the first sportsperson to receive the award.