3. A triple century in Test Cricket

Tendulkar hit a total of six double centuries, and his conversion rate was quite good in the longer format. However, with number four being his premier batting position during his era, the time factor had to be taken into consideration.

Despite all, Tendulkar missed out on the record for the most number of appearances in the World Cup as Australia’s Ricky Ponting had played 46 games, one more than Tendulkar.

2. Most 50 over World Cup games appearances in an international career

However, despite holding the record for most runs in the longer format with 15921 runs at an average of 53.78 and 51 centuries, Tendulkar missed out on breaking this particular record of facing the most number of balls in Test cricket.

1. Most balls faced in Test Cricket