Tendulkar reaches 15,000 ODI runs

Sachin Tendulkar reached 15,000 ODI runs during India’s six wicket win over South Africa to level the series 1-1 after scoring 93.

Tendulkar has now played 387 one-day internationals since making his debut in 1989 and has 15,043 runs at an average of 44.24 with 41 hundreds and 79 fifites.

Tendulkar told AFP “It is satisfying, a wonderful moment. This match was extremely important for us, to keep us alive in the series. It’s obviously a happy feeling – especially when we ended up on a winning note.”

Indian captain Rahul Dravid said on Tendulkar’s achievement “I think he’s achieved everything he ever wants to achieve in this game, but it’s about motivating himself and trying to do his best for the team and ensure we win games. It’s great to see.”

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