Sachin Tendulkar is a former Indian international cricketer who also served as the captain of the national team. He is widely known as the greatest batsmen in the history of cricket in Test as well as One Day International cricket.
On November 15 1989, a 16-year old Sachin Tendulkar made his international Test debut against Pakistan in Karachi. Even though he scored just 15 runs in the first innings, everyone saw what the teenager is made of.
The 'Master Blaster' of the Indian cricket is celebrating his 30th anniversary of the international debut by playing cricket, which he loves the most. To celebrate the day, he spent some time practising shots indoor nets which gave him a nostalgia for how he got loads of runs in the international arena.
Sachin has also tweeted sharing his moments of playing cricket indoors with the caption,
"This is something that I love doing the most!"
In his first international cricket match, what Sachin faced was the powerhouse of Pakistan with the likes of Imran Khan and Wasim Akram while Waqar Younis also made his debut in the test match. Waqar was the bowler who dismissed Sachin during the first innings of the match.
Later, Sachin gave a glimpse of his skills in the rest of the series. He scored 59 runs in the first innings of the second Test, 57 in the second innings of the fourth test match even though the series ended in a draw.
On this take, Tendulkar shares his experience,
"When I went in to bat. I was waiting for the yorker. But Akram kept bowling bouncer. There were no rules on the number of bouncers. And then I thought okay this is how you are welcomed to Test cricket. Akram and Waqar were bowling really fast. I had never faced that kind of pace. I thought I was completely out of place. I thought that was my first and last Test. I walked back with a lot of embarrassment and I went to the washroom, I looked at my face in the mirror and thought that was it. I wanted just another opportunity to prove myself,"
ICC has also tweeted complimenting the players a tweet:
Pakistani bowling legend Wasim Akram also shared his thoughts that his team didn't understand the buzz around Sachin when they first saw him on the 1989 tour and added,
"I remember when India was about to come to Pakistan - we heard about a young sensation coming from India. And we thought how could a 16-year-old boy playing Test cricket be so good? But he did not react to provocation from our pacers. Top batsmen do not react. I would get very annoyed when people smiled back. On that tour, Pakistan got to know who Sachin Tendulkar was. We realized this guy was something special"
On August 14, 1990, Sachin Tendulkar scored his first test century during India's tour of England. Since then, he has broken almost every batting record that matters and the story of his illustrious career gained to heights and he rose to fame.
Sachin is known as the 'God of cricket' and has been destined with greatness. He even broke records at the domestic level matches and made his India debut at the age of 16 years.
He has played in almost 200 test matches for India and scored 15,921 runs at an average of 53.78 with a world record of 51 hundred. The player retired on November 14, 2013, after he played a test match against West Indies in Mumbai.