March 31, 2001: When Sachin Tendulkar became first ever batsman to score 10,000 runs in ODIs
New Delhi : Think of cricket and Sachin Tendulkar's name will pop up automatically, often referred to as 'God of Cricket', he has a streak of world records on his name. One of his achievements was on today's date (March 31) but in 2001.
He has become the first-ever batsman to score 10,000 runs in the ODIs on the aforementioned date.
Sachin Tendulkar had reached the milestone against Australia in Indore. Sachin had scored 139 runs as India won the match by 118 runs.
For a long time, he had the title as the fastest to achieve the feat before it was broken by Indian skipper Virat Kohli recently.
While Tendulkar took 259 innings to score 10000 ODI runs Kohli was able to bring it up in 205.
Till date, there are only 14 batsmen in the world who have been able to reach the feat.
As India is fighting the coronavirus pandemic in the best way it can, Sachin Tendulkar is playing his part by raising awareness among his followers on how everyone can help and defeat the virus.
Taking to Twitter he shared a video post and wrote: “The government and doctors are the best judges on how to handle #COVID19. Everyone should adhere to their treatment advice. @MoHFW_INDIA.”
"As we go through a tough phase, it is important that all of us co-operate with each other. There are reports of patients running away from hospitals after being tested positive or those who have been advised to follow the home quarantine instructions are roaming outside," Sachin said in a video.
The batsman further said that breaking home quarantine will not help the community as these restrictions are imposed to save the lives.
"This will not help you or the community. The government is working with health experts and only they can help you recover in the best possible manner. So, it is important that we all follow their advice," he said.