This day that year: Sachin Tendulkar makes Test debut for India
November 15, 1989, National Stadium, Karachi. Test match number 1127. India v Pakistan 1st Test. Sachin Tendulkar debuts.
The start of a wonderful journey for all cricket fans who got a glimpse of a shy 16 year-old boy from Mumbai. Tendulkar embarked upon a career of a lifetime and when as called time on his illustirous career that lasted 24 years – The God – had amassed 15,921 at 53.78 with a record 51 centuries and 68 half-centuries in 200 Tests.
In his first Test, Tendulkar walked out to bat at number six with India tottering at 41 for four, in reply to Pakistan’s first innings total of 409. Tendulkar faced 24 balls during his stay in the middle earning himself two boundaries en route 15 runs. His stay was cut short when he was castled by another debutant who later went on to become a legend of the game – Waqar Younis.