November 15, Sachin Tendulkar’s special day: Fans celebrate batting legend’s 30 years since Test debut
It was on November 15, 1989, that Sachin Tendulkar made his international debut, in a Test against Pakistan in Karachi. Today marks the 30 years since that day
Bengaluru: Cricket fans took to social media to celebrate batting legend Sachin Tendulkar’s special day on Friday (November 15).
It was on November 15, 1989, that Tendulkar made his international debut, in a Test against Pakistan in Karachi. Today marks the 30 years since that day.
As a 16-year-old, Tendulkar arrived on the international cricket scene and for 24 years enthralled the audience all over the globe. He broke several records and even after retirement from the game in 2013, he continues to be loved by his fans.
The “God of cricket” took to Twitter to post a video where he is seen batting at an indoor stadium. He captioned the video as “This is something that I love doing the most!”.
Even the International Cricket Council’s (ICC) official Twitter handle posted a picture of Tendulkar and former Pakistan fast bowler Waqar Younis, who too had made his Test debut in the same match.
“#OnThisDay in 1989, Sachin Tendulkar and Waqar Younis made their international debuts as teenagers. The rest, as they say, is history,” tweeted ICC.
Tendulkar’s friend and former teammate Vinod Kambli posted a special video message on his Twitter account with the caption, “I have seen you batting from close quarters since you were 11. It has been an honour to bat along with you for School, Mumbai and India! @sachin_rt , you are an inspiration to one and all! #SachinDebutDay”.
The 46-year-old Tendulkar is currently associated with Mumbai Indians (MI) as the team’s mentor. He does TV commentary as well for India’s series. He still holds the record for most number of appearances in Tests (200) and ODIs (462) and is also the highest scorer in both formats.
Among other several records, he is the only batsman to have scored 100 international centuries. He aggregated 34,357 runs across formats. This year he was inducted into the ICC Hall of Fame.