Batting legend Sachin Tendulkar took to Twitter to reminisce about the first time he stepped on the field to represent India. As a 16-year-old, Tendulkar made his 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 honour 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 24 years and established himself as one of the finest batsmen the game has ever seen. The former Indian captain went on the play an incredible 200 Tests, 463 One-Day Internationals and a lone T20I. He went on to smash multiple records, including the most numbers of runs in Tests and ODIs, 34357 combined, and went on to reach a jaw-dropping landmark of 100 centuries in international cricket.
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’.