November 15 is a very special day for cricket fans as it was on this day that master blaster Sachin Tendulkar introduced himself on the cricket field for the first time. Tendulkar made his international debut in Test cricket against Pakistan on November 15, 1989, at the age of 16. In this match in Karachi, Tendulkar scored 15 runs in the first innings. He was thrown by Waqar Younis. What is special is that Vakkar made his debut in the same competition.
How did Sachin Tendulkar bat in the inaugural match?
Tendulkar, who scored 15 runs in his first match, did an incredible job in the Sialkot Test of the same series, after which the legendary players called him the ‘player to watch out for’ in the future. When Sachin was batting in the last Test at Sialkot, a dangerous delivery from Pakistan fast bowler Waqar Younis hit him in the nose. His face leaked as he fell to the ground. When the medical staff came to Sachin for help, he refused.
Wasim Akram, who saw Sachin’s condition, thought that Sachin could leave the folds after he was seriously injured, but it did not happen. In the next over, Sachin Waqar hit Younis for two magnificent fours. In that match, he played a fantastic inning of 57 runs. The world-class Pakistani bowlers were also defeated by the courage shown by Sachin at the tender age of 16.
BCCI pays tribute to bat maestro Sachin Tendulkar
The BCCI has shared a photo of Indian batting legend Tendulkar’s first and last international match on Twitter. The BCCI captioned the photo, “#OnThisDay 1989 – achSachin_rt made his debut in international cricket 2013 – Legendary #TeamIndia went out to bat once to inspire millions around the world”.
Master blaster Sachin Tendulkar had a great international cricket that lasted for 24 years and it was so remarkable that every achievement he made in the game of cricket made him immortal.
On this day, Tendulkar scored 74 in his last Test against the West Indies. It was Sachin’s farewell test that left the BCCI, the Indian cricket team, and the light. Fellow players paid tribute to Sachin after the match.