Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar just scored his 12000th run in Test cricket being the first to do so. Earlier in the day he became the highest run-getter in the history of cricket surpassing Lara's record.
The Master Blaster needed just 15 runs today to overtake Lara's Test match tally of 11,953 runs and establishing a fourth world record in his illustrious career. The 35-year-old batting maestro is already the world's top-scorer in One-Day International (16,361) and has the most centuries in Test matches (39) and One-dayers (42). The Mumbaikar came close to surpass Lara's milestone in the drawn first Test in Bangalore but he fell short of just 15 runs after playing a gritty knock of 49 runs in the second innings to help India seal a draw. Sad that wasn't his day.
But today he scored his 10th half century against the Aussies and has broken two records.
Tendulkar still remains the most admired cricketer from all quarters the world ranging from experts to cricket ardent fans despite not being in his best of form off late. Also one of my Favorites. He is like the god of Indian cricket. Maybe cricket. Period.
I just wonder how much milestones this great man would break (I think he has broken almost all) and make when he decides to hang up his boots.