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Updated on November 10th 2022, 8:46:39 am

Sachin Tendulkar vs Ricky Ponting - stats comparison as Batter

Take a look here at Sachin Tendulkar vs Ricky Ponting stats comparison as batter. Sachin Tendulkar has more than 5000 runs more than Ricky Ponting so here as well he has an edge over the Australian batter.

After doing a stats Comparison for the best wicket keepers and fast bowlers, today is the turn to talk about some of the greatest hitters of the game and we have 3 of the best of the last 30 years. We will talk about Sachin Tendulkar, Ricky Ponting and Jacques Kallis and 2 out of these 3 have taken lots of wickets as well and especially Jacques Kallis. However, we will start with Sachin Tendulkar vs Ricky Ponting.

Before we talk about the stats Comparison I have to talk about these 2 greats of the game and thank then for all the years of entertainment they have given us fans of cricket which was the golden era of cricket where there were so many great batters to watch but these 3 were at the top along with a few others.

So, let’s do the stats Comparison of Sachin Tendulkar vs Ricky Ponting

Sachin Tendulkar

Sachin Tendulkar is a name that needs no introduction at all because the achievements he has had in this sport is second to none and the Indian fans have worshiped him as the God of Cricket and he has done so much that it will be almost impossible for any other batter to reach his level. I was fortunate to have been able to watch him bat for 12 years.

Test Cricket

Sachin Tendulkar has played 200 Test Matches which is an all time record and in those Matches he has scored 15921 test runs which is also the highest in test cricket history and he has got all these runs at an amazing average of 53.78. He gas made 51 Test hundreds which is also the most by any batter in history and he has a highest score of 248*. As a spin bowler he has 48 Test Wickets as well which is great . Sachin Tendulkar is the benchmark when it comes to test match batting

Check here Best Sachin Tendulkar Test cricket innings

ODI Cricket

Just like it was the case in test cricket, Sachin Tendulkar holds all the records in ODI Cricket as well. He has played a record 463 ODIs and he has scored 18426 ODI runs which is an all time record and is 4000+ runs more than the second best. Sachin Tendulkar has made 49 ODI hundreds in his career which is also an all time record. He was the first Batter in ODIs history to make a double hundred in a 50 over Innings. And as a spin bowler he took 154 wickets which is sensational.

Also Read | Best Sachin Tendulkar ODI innings

Ricky Ponting

Ricky Ponting is the most prolific run getter in the history of Australian cricket as he has got the most runs for Australia in both Tests and ODI. Ricky Ponting was a technically correct batters who had all the shots in the book and he was the best player of the hook and pull shot. Ricky Ponting is an all time legend and he has won 3 World Cup titles with Australia and 2 aa Captain.

Test Cricket

Ricky Ponting has played 168 Test Matches for Australia and he has made a total of 13378 runs at an average of 51.85. He is in the Top 3 of tear run getters in the history of the game . He has made 41 Test hundreds which is also in the Top 3. Ricky Ponting has a highest score of 257 in test cricket and he was the standard for all the young Australia batters who want to play test cricket.

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ODI Cricket

He was also a very good batter in ODI Cricket as well as he is only one of the rarest to get more than 13000 runs in both formats. He played 375 ODIs for Australia and he made 13704 runs in ODIs and at an average of 42.03. He also made 30 Hundreds in ODI Cricket and his 71 international hundreds are the joint second most in cricket. He won 3 ODI World Cups with Australia and he was an important part in all 3 of them.

Also Read | Best innings of Ricky Ponting

Stats Comparison

It is very difficult to compare the stats of 2 of the greatest but firstly as a bowler Sachin Tendulkar got 200 international wickets so he clearly has the edge here. As a batter in test cricket Sachin Tendulkar has 2000+ more runs than Ricky Ponting and more Hundreds so he has a slight edge and in ODIs as well Sachin Tendulkar has more than 5000 runs more than Ricky Ponting so here as well he has an edge over the Australian batter.

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