Sachin Tendulkar holds the record of MOST HUNDREDS IN A CALENDAR YEAR with 12 centuries in year 1998
Sachin Tendulkar holds the record of MOST HUNDREDS IN A CALENDAR YEAR with 12 centuries in year 1998

Sachin Tendulkar best year in cricket when he set the record of most hundreds in a calendar year

Sachin Tendulkar of India holds the record of MOST HUNDREDS IN A CALENDAR YEAR (combined Test, ODI and T20 Internationals). Sachin has scored a total of 12 centuries in Tests and ODIs in year 1998. He played total 42 innings in that year.

Sachin performances in Test Cricket in 1998

Though Sachin Tendulkar played only 5 test matches in year 1998, his best best performances came in the ODI in 34 ODIs which he played in 1998. In in that year sachin played only 9 innings of tests and out of those 9 innings Sachin scored 3 centuries (155 not out against Australia in Chennai and 177 against Australia in Bangalore in March 1998). His last century in Test matches in your 1998 came against New Zealand when he scored 113 run at Wellington in December 1998.

List of Sachin Tendulkar centuries in Test Matches in 1998

RunsBalls FacedOppositionGroundDate
113151New ZealandWellington26-Dec-98

Sachin performances in One Day International Cricket in 1998

This was the most successful year in terms of batting, scoring runs and scoring number of centuries for Sachin Tendulkar. Out of 9 centuries in ODI is that year 4 km Against The Mighty Australia team. That itself explains the dominance of Sachin Tendulkar in one day cricket that year.

Sachin started this year with 3 consecutive half centuries, one against Bangladesh and two against Pakistan in January 1998. The third highest century was a nervous nineties when Sachin got out on 95 runs against Pakistan on 14 January 1998 in Dhaka.

Sachin Centuries in ODIs in 1998

Sachin opened his century e account that year by scoring a well made 100 against Australia at Kanpur on 7th April 1998. This match was also known for Sachin’s fine sixes in his 89 ball 100. Sachin scored more sixes then fours in that inning. Sachin hit 7 sixes and just 5 fours in that inning.

But the most impactful innings of that year, in fact not only that year but Sachin’s entire career were back to back hundreds against Australia at Sharjah. First Sachin scored 143 runs on 131 balls on 22nd April to let India reach to finals, and then after 2 days on his birthday 24th April 1998 he has scored a match winning 134 runs to win the finals against Australia at Sharjah. Those innings are still known as Sachin Desert Storm in cricket history.

sachin scored 134 against australia in 1998
Sachin scored 134 against Australia in 1998
india wins 1998 coca cola cup sharjah
India wins 1998 coca cola cup Sharjah

Sachin scored 100 not out against Kenya in May 1998. 128 against Sri Lanka in July 1998 and 127 not out against Zimbabwe on 26th September 1998.

Sachin fourth and last century against Australia that year came at Dhaka on 28th October 1998 when he scored 141 runs.

Sachin’s last two centuries that year came against Zimbabwe when he scored 118 not out and 124 not out against Zimbabwe at Sharjah in November 1998.

List of Sachin Tendulkar centuries in ODIs in 1998

RunsBalls FacedOppositionGroundDate
128131Sri LankaColombo (RPS)07-Jul-98

Virat Kohli, reached nearest to break that record, TWICE

Though Virat Kohli has also managed to record 11 centuries in 2 consecutive years (2017 and 2018), playing 52 and 47 innings in respective years. But 12 hundreds are still the unbeaten record of most hundreds in a calendar year scored by a batsman.

Some Notable Achievements by Sachin Tendulkar in international cricket

  • Only Player with Maximum Runs in TWO World Cups, 1996 and 2003 : Sachin Tendulkar played a total of Six ICC ODI World Cups (From 1992 to 2011) and out of these 6 outings, he was the maximum run scorer of the tournament for record two times. He scored maximum 523 runs in just 7 matches in 1996 WC and scored 673 runs in 11 matches in 2003 WC. He is the Only Player with Maximum Runs in TWO World Cups.
  • Most Man Of The Match in World Cups : Tendulkar played 45 matches and has won the Man of the Match award most 9 number of times. The next best is Glenn McGrath, the Australian pacer. He is 3 awards behind the Master Blaster, with 6 trophies.
  • Most Player Of The Series Awards : Sachin Tendulkar of India holds the record of most player of the series awards (combined Test, ODI and T20 Internationals). 20 times, Sachin has won the player of the series award. This is most by any player till date. Sachin has won 5 player of the series award in Tests and 15 in One Day Internationals.


Q: When was Sachin at his best?

A: In terms of runs 1998 was the best year for Sachin as he scored more that 2500 runs in that year with 12 centuries. This is still the most hundreds in a calendar year till date.

Q: How many centuries does Sachin Tendulkar have?

A: 100 centuries (51 in tests and 49 in ODIs)

Q: Who completed 100 centuries in cricket?

A: Sachin Tendulkar

Q: How many centuries in t20 for Sachin Tendulkar?

A: Zero.

Q: What is Sachin Tendulkar highest score in ODI?

A: 200*

Q: Virat Kohli total centuries?

A: 70 (43 in ODIs and 27 in tests).

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