Today, back in 1989, Legendary Sachin Tendulkar made his International debut against Pakistan in Karachi and then after 24 years Tendulkar walked up to bat for the last time in international cricket for India at the Wankhede stadium in Mumbai against the West Indies.
The BCCI took to twitter to share a photo collage of Tendulkar’s first & last International game. “#OnThisDay 1989 – @sachin_rt made his debut in international cricket 2013 – The legend walked out to bat for #TeamIndia one final time Thank you for inspiring billions across the globe,” the BCCI captioned the photo. In his first International outing, Tendulkar scored 15 runs & was dismissed by Waqar Younis. In his last match for India Tendulkar scored 74 runs before being caught in the hands off Narsingh Deonarine.
Tendulkar is fondly who is fondly called as “God of Cricket” is the only cricketer in the history of cricket who have scored 100 International centuries. Tendulkar has 51 centuries registered on his name in the ODI format & has also past the 100 runs mark almost 49 times.
Sachin has proudly represented India for 24 years & during his career he played six World Cups. Tendulkar had to wait till 2011 to win the prestigious World cup Trophy. In 2010, Tendulkar became the first male cricketer to score a double century in an ODI. The batting legend has played an unbeaten knock of 200 runs against South Africa in Gwalior.