New Delhi: It is always amazing to look at the humungous career statistics of batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar. Master Blaster has achieved such a cult status that his mere presence in the playing eleven is enough to demoralize the opponents. When we dug deeper into the statistics, a unique and amazing fact begins to emerge.

In the cricketing history, it has been witnessed for the first time that total test runs scored by a player is greater than the total test runs scored by the players of opponent team put together. Sachin Tendulkar has scored 15,804 runs so far in his test career whereas the players of touring Australian team have cumulatively scored 14,960 runs so far.

At present, the Australian team is going through transitional phase where most of the team members are new faces. Hence, one can argue that any comparison with Sachin Tendulkar who is playing at the since last 24 years is not justified. At the same time, it also becomes apparent that why the Australian cricket is passing through horrific period of time.

Australian top eleven:

Michael Clarke: 7225 runs

Ed Cowan: 925 runs

David Warner: 155 runs

Philip Hughes: 1401 runs

Steven Smith: 356 runs

Brad Haddin: 2308 runs

Moises Henriques: 156 runs

Peter Siddle: 687 runs

Mitchell Starc: 327 runs

Nathan Lyon: 219 runs

Xavier Doherty: 51 runs

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Total: 14,960 runs

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Sachin Tendulkar: 15,804 runs

JPN/Bureau

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