Sachin Tendulkar played his first international match against Pakistan in Karachi in 1989.© Twitter
Sachin Tendulkar, the Indian battle legend, made his international debut on this day in 1989 against Pakistan in Karachi. 24 years later, Tendulkar walked away for the last time to strike in international cricket for India at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai against the West Indies. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) took to Twitter to share a photo collage of Tendulkar’s first and last international match. “#OnThisDay 1989 – @sachin_rt made its debut in international cricket 2013 – Legend walked to #TeamIndia for the last time. Thank you for inspiring billions around the world,” the BCCI wrote with the photo.
– BCCI (@BCCI) November 15, 2020
In his first international appearance, Tendulkar scored 15 points. He was fired by Waqar Younis.
In his last game for India, Tendulkar made 74 runs before being caught in the slip by Narsingh Deonarine.
Hailed as the god of cricket, Tendulkar is the only cricketer in the history of the game to have scored 100 international hundreds.
Tendulkar has 51 Test centuries to his credit, and in the 50-over format, he’s past the 100 run 49 times.
Sachin Tendulkar represented India for 24 years and during this time he played six World Cups.
Tendulkar had to wait until 2011 to get his hands on the coveted World Cup trophy.
In 2010, Tendulkar became the first male cricketer to score a double century in a one-day international.
The batter played an unbeaten 200 strike against South Africa in Gwalior.
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