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October 21, 2012                8:01 am

It may sound positively monotonous after a 23 year journey littered with milestones, but Sachin Tendulkar is on the verge of yet another record. And this, yet again, has to do with centuries.

In international cricket Tendulkar is already far ahead of any other man in the history of the game in terms of centuries. He stands head and shoulders above the rest in Test cricket, and, at least waist above in One-Day Internationals. By a simple corollary, the total number of international hundreds also belongs to him – and this total reached a century of its own after a prolonged wait.

However, as the master batsman walks back into the long neglected arena of Ranji Trophy, he finds himself just three short of the national record for the highest number of First-class centuries. Sunil Gavaskar finished his illustrious career with 81 from 348 matches. Tendulkar’s tally currently reads 78 from 294 outings.

 

The English monopoly

 

The record for First-class cricket centuries has traditionally been an English monopoly. With the gamut of county cricket that used to be played, it is hardly surprising that most of the leaders on the all time list are from England.

Jack Hobbs heads the pack with a mindboggling 199 hundreds from as many 834 matches! WG Grace got 124 in 870.  The county season saw numerous teams take on each other more than once every year till not long back.

Hence, among the 25 batsmen who managed a century of First-class centuries, 21 are English. Of the four others, Viv Richards, Zaheer Abbas and Glenn Turner spent a large part of their careers in the county circuit, playing 507, 459 and 455 First-class matches in their respective careers.

Of course, the one remaining batsman in the list got there because of a rather incurable habit of scoring hundreds. The great Don Bradman managed 117 in his career, in just 295 matches.

 

The great Indian batting leaders

 

Among the Indians, who play distinctly less First-class cricket than those engaged in the county game, there are seven who have scored more than 50 hundreds.

Unsurprisingly, these seven names would be on most lists of great Indian batsmen.

 

Indian batsmen with more than 50 First-class centuries

 

Batsman M Inn Runs Ave 100s 50s # Inn/FC
100s
# Inn/FC
50+ scores
SM Gavaskar 348 563 25834 51.46 81 105 6.95 3.03
SR Tendulkar 294 467 24452 58.35 78 111 5.99 2.47
RS Dravid 298 497 23794 55.33 68 117 7.31 2.69
VS Hazare 238 367 18740 58.38 60 73 6.12 2.76
DB Vengsarkar 260 390 17868 52.86 55 87 7.09 2.75
M Azharuddin 229 343 15855 51.98 54 74 6.35 2.68
VVS Laxman 265 433 19520 51.5 54 97 8.02 2.87

 
As mentioned, Tendulkar is just three away from Gavaskar’s record, and has played 54 matches less than the original Little Master.

A closer scrutiny of the numbers reveals further differentiators between him and the other men on the list.

In spite of spending most of his career away from the vastly easier arena of First-class cricket, more often engaged in battling the more lethal bowlers of Test cricket, Tendulkar is still ahead in a number of areas.

A monstrous 65.38% of his 78 First-class hundreds have come in Test matches.

And even though he has played far less non-Test First-class matches than the other Indian batsmen in the list, Tendulkar still ends up being way more frequent in scoring centuries (one in every 5.99 First-class innings) and fifties (one in every 2.47 First-class innings).

These are further signs of his unwavering quality and consistency at the highest level.

 

The leading Indian batsmen split into Tests and Non-Test First-class matches

 

Batsman Tests Non
Test
FC
Test 100s Non-Test 100s % 100

in Tests

# Inn/

Test 100

#Inn/

Non-Test FC 100

# Inn/

Test 50+

#Inn/

Non-Test FC 50+

SM Gavaskar 123 265 34 47 40.74 6.29 7.43 2.71 2.71
SR Tendulkar 190 104 51 27 65.38 6.16 5.67 2.71 2.10
RS Dravid 163 135 36 32 52.94 7.94 6.59 2.89 2.45
VS Hazare 30 178 7 53 11.67 7.43 5.94 3.25 2.69
DB Vengsarkar 117 143 17 38 30.91 10.88 5.39 3.56 2.28
M Azharuddin 99 130 22 32 40.74 6.68 6.13 3.42 2.31
VVS Laxman 433 54 17 37 31.48 13.24 5.62 3.08 2.67

 

from:  http://www.cricketcountry.com/cricket-articles/Sachin-Tendulkar-on-the-threshold-of-another-monstrous-record/18975

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Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar was born on April 24th, 1973 (time of birth unknown) in Bombay, India according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sachin_Tendulkar

April 24th, 1973

4 + 24 +1+9+7+3 = 48 = his life lesson = A man on a mission.  Doing what he was born to do.  Higher calling in life.

Eight of Cups Tarot card

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April 24th, 1973

4 + 24 = 28 = his core number = Hero.  Unstoppable.  Superman.

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April 24th, 1973

24 +1+9+7+3 = 44 = his “secret” number = Self-awareness.  I am who I am.  It is what it is.

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April 24th, 1973

April 24th

4 + 24 +2+0+1+2 = 33 = his personal year (from April 24th, 2012 to April 23rd, 2013) = Captain.  Putting on a good show.

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using the number/letter grid:

 
1      2      3       4       5       6      7      8      9
A      B     C       D       E       F      G      H      I
J      K      L      M      N       O      P      Q      R
S      T      U      V      W      X      Y      Z

Where:

A = 1              J = 1              S = 1

B = 2              K = 2             T = 2

C = 3              L = 3             U = 3

D = 4              M = 4            V = 4

E = 5              N = 5            W = 5

F = 6              O = 6             X = 6

G = 7              P = 7             Y = 7

H = 8              Q = 8             Z = 8

I = 9               R = 9

 

 

Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar

SRT 

192 

 

his core number = SR = 19 = India.  Indian.  It’s his time to shine.  Proud of his hard earned success.

The Sun Tarot card

his primary challenge = ST = 12 = Phenomenal.  Phenomenon.

The Hanged Man Tarot card

his primary need = S+R+T = 1+9+2 = 12 = Phenomenal.  Phenomenon.

The Hanged Man Tarot card

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using the number/letter grid:

 
1      2      3       4       5       6      7      8      9
A      B     C       D       E       F      G      H      I
J      K      L      M      N       O      P      Q      R
S      T      U      V      W      X      Y      Z

Where:

A = 1              J = 1              S = 1

B = 2              K = 2             T = 2

C = 3              L = 3             U = 3

D = 4              M = 4            V = 4

E = 5              N = 5            W = 5

F = 6              O = 6             X = 6

G = 7              P = 7             Y = 7

H = 8              Q = 8             Z = 8

I = 9               R = 9

 

 

1  9   5  3  1              19

Sachin Tendulkar

1 38 5  2 54 32 9         42

 

his soul number = 19 = India.  Indian.  It’s his time to shine.  Proud of his hard earned success.

The Sun Tarot card

his outer personality = 42 = Everybody loves Sachin.

Two of Cups Tarot card

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