Sachin Tendulkar. This player, who is also called the God of Cricket, has broken and set many records in the world with his bat that other players could not even think of. Especially when it comes to scoring the most centuries, no other player can compete with the Master Blaster. But now a record of Sachin’s centuries has been broken. Let us tell you that the South African team is currently facing Australia in a five-match ODI series. In the second game of this series, Australian opener David Warner scored a brilliant century. With this, Warner also broke Sachin Tendulkar’s record.
Warner before Sachin
Opener David Warner has now overtaken Sachin Tendulkar in terms of international centuries. Tendulkar held this record with 45 centuries to his name. He has scored 45 centuries as an opening batsman in his 342 international innings, all of which came in only one format, ODI cricket. Now Warner has overtaken Sachin by scoring a century against South Africa in Bloemfontein. Warner now has 46 international centuries to his name in his career and all of them have come as opening batsmen in all three formats of cricket. Warner played an innings of 106 runs off 93 balls in the second ODI against South Africa. During this innings he hit 12 fours and 3 sixes.
Warner’s great record
David Warner has scored 20 ODI centuries, 25 Test centuries and one T20I century in his career. Warner has played as an opening batsman for his team in all three formats. While Tendulkar batted at number 4 in Tests and didn’t even play T20I after his debut against South Africa in 2006. Tendulkar has the most exceptional batting record in terms of scoring. He is the only player to score 100 international centuries. Other batsmen who have scored the most centuries as openers include Chris Gayle (42), Sanath Jayasuriya (41) and Matthew Hayden (40). Current Indian captain Rohit Sharma isn’t far behind either, he has scored 39 international centuries as an opener in his career so far and is ranked 6th on this list.