The legendary Indian batsman, Sachin Tendulkar took to Twitter to recall the first time he stepped on the field to represent India. As a 16-year-old, Sachin made his international debut on November 15 in 1989, in the first Test of the four-match series against Pakistan at Karachi.
In a Twitter post on Thursday morning, Tendulkar wrote, “This day, every year, brings back so many memories of the day I 1st represented India. It was an honor to play for the country and be able to represent India for 24 years.”
This day, every year, brings back so many memories of the day I 1st represented India. It was an honour to play for the country and be able to represent India for 24 years. #TBT #ThrowbackThursday pic.twitter.com/k6cT1aT5XE
— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) November 15, 2018
As he said in his post, Tendulkar went on to represent India for as many as 24 years and established himself as one of the finest batsmen in the history of the game. In his illustrious career, Sachin went on the play an incredible 200 Tests, 463 One-Day Internationals and a lone T20I against South Africa. He went on to smash multiple records, including the most numbers of runs in Tests and ODIs, 34357 combined, and went on to reach an unthinkable landmark of 100 centuries in international cricket.
Even BCCI went on to reminisce the memorable day of the Indian cricket. They tweeted, “On this day 😎🙌🏻 Rewind the clock 🕰1989 – Sachin made his Test debut 2013 – Walks out to bat for one final time #legend #TeamIndia”.
— BCCI (@BCCI) November 15, 2018
Coincidently, Tendulkar was not the only debutant on that day. Three others also played made their maiden appearance. While Shahid Saeed and Salil Ankola went on to play one the lone Test, a certain Waqar Younis went on to take 789 international wickets and formed one-half of the ‘Sultans of Swing’.
Tendulkar has also won 15 Man of the Series awards and 62 Man of the Match awards in ODIs. Not only that, he has won a Man of the Match Award against every one of the ICC Full Members during his time. He completed his dream by lifting the ICC World Cup in 2011 at his home ground — Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai.