In yet another landmark in his illustrious 20-year-old career, Sachin Tendulkar on Friday became the first cricketer to cross 30,000 runs in international cricket during the first Test against Sri Lanka in Ahmedabad.
Tendulkar, who made his international debut in a Test against Pakistan on November 15, 1989 in Karachi, crossed the milestone when he reached 35 in India's second innings at the Sardar Patel Stadium at Motera here.
The 36-year-old batting stalwart went on to score his 43rd Test hundred and remained not out exactly on 100 to help India draw the match after they had conceded a first innings lead of 334 runs to the Lankans.
Tendulkar, Test cricket's highest run accumulator, ended his 160th Test here sitting on 12877 runs, with 43 hundreds and 53 half centuries at an average of 54.79.
From the 436 one-day internationals he has played so far, Tendulkar has scored 17178 runs with 45 hundreds and 91 fifties at an average of 44.50.
The Mumbai batsman scored 10 from the lone Twenty20 International he has played before he voluntarily decided not to be part of the Indian squad in the shortest format of the game. PTI