It was on November 15, 1989, a teenager named Sachin Tendulkar made a debut for India against Pakistan. While most of the kids might have just crossed the fences of the schools and colleges, Tendulkar already made a debut against Pakistan and was taking on the pace batteries like Abdul Qadir, Imran Khan and Waqar Yunis in Karachi. The moment was truly unforgettable for the Master Blaster and still maintains a special place in the archives of his memories. Reliving his first day of the Test match, Sachin Tendulkar took to social media and wrote an emotional post. Sachin Tendulkar Lauds Virat Kohli As ‘One of Greatest Cricketers’; Refuses to Compare Himself with Kohli.
He also went on to share the pictures of himself batting during the match. “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,” read the caption of the snaps.
Even the official page of the BCCI relived the moments and wrote, “On this day 😎🙌🏻 Rewind the clock 🕰 1989 - Sachin made his Test debut 2013 - Walks out to bat for one final time #legend #TeamIndia.”
The ICC also went on to recall the moments and shared a picture of a young Tendulkar. “#OnThisDay in 1989, Sachin Tendulkar and Waqar Younis, aged 16 and 17 respectively, made their Test match debuts against each other in Karachi. Two true legends of the game. #lovecricket #cricket #pakistancricket #indiacricket #sachin #sachintendulkar,” read the caption of the snap.
Relive the special moment here:
Talking about the match against Pakistan in 1989, Tendulkar scored 15 runs from 24 balls, hitting a couple of fours in the first innings. The Master Blaster did not get a chance to bat in the second innings and the match ended up with a draw.