New Delhi: Apart from the being the highest run getter in the shorter version of the game, Sachin Tendulkar has also collected the most number of Man of the Match and Player of the Series trophies in one-day cricket.
The 36-year-old champion batsman, who started his international career in 1989 and has 16,895 runs to his credit, has so far won 59 man of the match awards and has been adjudged player of the series on 14 occasions.
Tendulkar scored his 44th one-day hundred in the tri-series final against Sri Lanka last night to win his 59th man of the match trophy. He was also adjudged man of the series of the short tournament that also fearured New Zealand.
Sri Lanka’s ageless warrior Sanath Jayasuriya is a distant second behind Tendulkar with 48 man of the match awards to his credit.
Interestingly, Jayasuriya, who also started playing in 1989, is second in the player of the series list as well, having notched up 11 such trophies.
However, Tendulkar does not have such a formidable record in Test cricket and is 10th in the man of the match list with 12 awards. He is 27th in the player of the series list with four awards against his name.
Most player-of-the-match awards (ODIs): Sachin Tendulkar (59), Sanath Jayasuriya (48), Viv Richards (31), Sourav Ganguly (31), Jacques Kallis (30), Brian Lara (30), Arvinda de Silva (SL) 1984-2003 (30), Saeed Anwar (28), Adam Gilchrist (28), Ricky Ponting (28).
Most player-of-the-series awards (ODIs): Sachin Tendulkar (14), Sanath Jayasuriya (11), Shaun Pollock (9), Viv Richards (7), Sourav Ganguly (7), Chris Gayle (6), Yuvraj Singh (6), Jacques Kallis (6), Inzamam-ul-Haq (6), Ricky Ponting (5).