sachin tendulkar and sourav ganguly
Sachin Tendulkar and Sourav Ganguly (Source: ICC/Twitter)

Former Indian captain Sourav Ganguly believes that he and Sachin Tendulkar’s pair could have scored 4000 more runs if they had played with the current rules.


Sachin Tendulkar and Sourav Ganguly are the two big names of Indian cricket. Sachin Tendulkar who played for 21 years for India and created so many big records on his names before he retired in 2013. Whereas we all know what was the impact of the captaincy of Sourav Ganguly to bring the revolution in the Indian Cricket Team.

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While batting together this pair has scored 8227 runs for India in 176 ODIs at an average of 47.55 and you will be surprised to know that no other pair has crossed the 6000 plus mark in ODI’s.

ICC shared a stats on Sachin and Ganguly

On Tuesday International Cricket Council (ICC) shared these stats on its official handle. The International Cricket Council (ICC) posted the figures of these two on its Twitter and wrote, “No other pair has crossed the 6000-plus mark in ODIs.”

Sachin Tendulkar ask Sourav Ganguly

On this first Sachin Tendulkar tweeted and asked Sourav Ganguly that how much more runs they would have scored with the current rules of ICC of 4 fielders outside the circle and with two new balls.

Sourav Ganguly predicted

On this Sourav Ganguly suggested that they could have easily scored another 4000 runs with these rules. He tweeted.

Sachin Tendulkar in his ODI career 463 matched has scored 18426 runs with 49 centuries. On the other hand, former India captain Sourav Ganguly has 11363 runs on his names in 311 matches.


Sachin and Gangly also held the record of the biggest partnership for India in ODI for the first wicket. They shared a 258 runs partnership in 2001 against Kenya.