On this day in 1989: Sachin Tendulkar made his international debut against Pakistan. cricket news

Sachin Tendulkar made his debut in 1989 in a Test match vs Pakistan in Karachi.© Twitter

32 years ago on this day, when the great batsman Sachin Tendulkar made his international debut. Tendulkar made his debut in the 1989 Test match between India and Pakistan in Karachi. Pakistan fast bowler Waqar Younis also made his debut in the same match. The match had ended in a draw. In this particular test match, Tendulkar was dismissed by Waqar Younis for just 15 in the first innings.

Over the years, Tendulkar has etched his name in history as the ‘Greatest Batsman of All Time’ and is also known as the ‘Master Blaster’.

Tendulkar bid for international cricket in 2013 and till date, he remains the highest run-scorer in both Tests and ODIs. He also holds the record for most international centuries to his name.

In 2019, Tendulkar became the sixth Indian to be inducted into the ICC Hall of Fame. The 46-year-old made his debut for India at the age of 16 and instantly became the country’s favorite cricketer.


He scored 34,357 runs in all formats, which is more than 6,000 runs from former Sri Lankan cricketer Kumar Sangakkara.

The Master Blaster has also served as a mentor for Mumbai Indians competing in the Indian Premier League.

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