The Indian captain Virat Kohli posted a heartwarming post on Instagram to mark the day when iconic cricketer Sachin Tendulkar made his international debut.
The Indian captain said in his post on Instagram, “The first day my cricketing inspiration started playing for our country. I was lucky enough to play with him and to be part of his farewell game which was nothing short of magical. To be compared to him is nothing short of embarrassing. Thank you for the memories @sachintendulkar. The G.O.A.T.”
The former India batsman, on the other hand, posted pictures from his first Test on Twitter to relive the memories of this day.
He said on Twitter, “This day, every year, brings back so many memories of the day I 1st represented India. It was an honour to play for the country and be able to represent India for 24 years. #TBT #ThrowbackThursday“.
The legendary cricketer started his international career on 15th November 1989. He made his debut against arch-rivals Pakistan and interestingly at an age of just 16 years faced one the most lethal pace batteries in Test cricket- Imran Khan, Wasim Akram, and Waqar Younis.
Tendulkar didn’t make any significant impact in his first outing in international cricket. He was dismissed for just 15 runs in the first innings and didn’t get a chance to bat in the second innings.
24 years later, on the same day, the master blaster batted for the last time in international cricket. On his home ground Mumbai, Sachin batted beautifully against Windies but to his fans’ disappointment was out for 74 runs.
In a career spanning across two decades, the Indian cricketer scored more than 30 thousand international runs and slammed 100 international hundreds. By the time he retired from international cricket, Sachin owned most of the records for batting.