Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar, undoubtedly the most luminous star in the game of cricket, has achieved such apex of success which no one ever did. Holding the jersey no 10 he is the most dignified icon of the Indian cricket team since his beginning.
He is now worshiped as the “God of cricket”. The legacy of his cricketing skills, the performance of breaking records after records, has made him truly unbreakable and unreachable. Yes, Sachin is the greatest among greats.
Among so many memorable innings he had played, I am here to get you to know about his debut test and one day match.
Early career: the first match, THE RISING
Debut Test match:
Sachin put his footstep on the pitch of international test cricket at the age of only 16 years 205 days, the youngest ever, in 15 November 1989. The match was against Pakistan. India was playing in Karachi captained by Krishnamachari Srikkanth. Pakistan being the archrival of India, it was indeed a high voltage match.
Think about the pressure of this little boy. Who could know this little boy will become the little master someday, who could know this little boy will be the centurion of centuries. Sachin did not hit century that day. The beginning was not so promising I should say. He got out only at 15 runs. Waqar Younis was the bowler who made him bowled.
Surprisingly Waqar was playing his debut match too. Sachin had to struggle against Pakistani pacers. Sachin did not have to bat in the 2nd innings. And the match was drawn.
Toss India, who chose to field
Series 4-match series level 0-0
Test debuts SA Ankola and SR Tendulkar (India); Shahid Saeed and Waqar Younis (Pakistan)
Player of the match N Kapil Dev (India)
Umpires JH Hampshire (England) and JW Holder (England)
Wed, 15 Nov – day 1 – Pakistan 1st innings 259/4 (Javed Miandad 76*, Imran Khan 17*)
Thu, 16 Nov – day 2 – India 1st innings 157/6 (RJ Shastri 25*, N Kapil Dev 49*)
Fri, 17 Nov – day 3 – Pakistan 2nd innings 106/3 (Shoaib Mohammad 46*, Saleem Yousuf 3*)
Sat, 18 Nov – rest day
Sun, 19 Nov – day 4 – India 2nd innings 86/1 (NS Sidhu 34*, SV Manjrekar 14*)
Mon, 20 Nov – day 5 – India 2nd innings 303/3 (96 overs) – end of the match
Debut One-day international match:
Sachin, the legend of all took his duck (0) in his very 1st one day match. Could you believe that??? The morning didn’t show the day that day. This is also against Pakistan and this is also against Waqar Younis, who has to become a legend among pacers and Wasim Akram, another great, took his precious catch. India lost that match by 7 runs.
Toss India, who chose to field
Series Pakistan led the 3-match series 1-0 (1 abandoned)
ODI debuts SA Ankola, V Razdan and SR Tendulkar (India)
Player of the match Saeed Anwar (Pakistan)
Umpires Feroze Butt and Mian Mohammad Aslam
Later on, his achievement in this game is well remarked. Matches after matches he played and made him stronger. He put himself such a level which no one ever did before.
Sir Donald Bradman found himself in Sachin Tendulkar as far he stated this in his biography.
After playing 24 years for India he became the only player who has one hundred international centuries, the first one to score a double century in ODI and scored more than 30,000 runs in international cricket. He won the world cup for India in 2011 after participating six world cup consecutively. Before his announcement of retirement from ODI in October 2013 and from test 16 November 2013, he played total 664 international cricket matches scoring blistering 34357 runs.