On this day Little master blaster Sachin Tendulkar made his ODI debut

Tendulkar ODI Debut
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Sachin Tendulkar ODI Debut

God Of Cricket Sachin Tendulkar

For Indian cricket, December 18 is a particularly significant day because it was on this date in 1989 that batting legend Sachin Tendulkar competed in his first one-day international match.

In Gujranwala, The Master Blaster entered the field to play his debut India vs. Pakistan match 32 years ago today. But after only playing two balls, Sachin went out for a duck, so it wasn’t a very impressive start.

Astonishing International Career

Although the renowned cricketer’s start was not very promising, it was only a small hiccup in a 24-year career. In 463 ODIs, Sachin Tendulkar amassed 18,426 runs, including an unblemished 200 not out. In ODI games, Sachin struck 49 hundred and 96 half-centuries.

Test Cricket Record 

In 200 Test matches, he scored 15,921 runs, with an unbroken 248 run total as his highest total. In Test cricket, he amassed 51 hundred and 68 half-centuries.

How Old was Sachin when he made his ODI debut

When Sachin took the field for his maiden ODI innings, he was 16 years and 8 months old. There were only 16 overs in this match between Pakistan and India. Because  Krishnamachari Srikkanth, the captain of India, chose to bowl first after winning the toss.

Top Five ODI Knocks of Sachin Tendulkar

Tendulkar shattered almost all of the significant batting records throughout his 24-year international career. We selected five particularly noteworthy innings out of his several brilliant ODI innings throughout the course of a 463-match career.

  1. 175 vs Australia at Hyderabad on 2009
  2. 200 vs South Africa at Gwalior on 2010
  3. 143 vs Australia at Sharjah on 1998
  4. 134 vs Australia at Sharjah on 1998
  5. 117* vs Australia at Sydney on 2008

One last Dance from Sachin Tendulkar

As he entered the Wankhede stadium in Mumbai for his final game, Tendulkar was greeted with raucous applause. Sachin scored a brisk 74 off 118 balls in the match against West Indies, becoming his 68th international Test fifty. The “God of Cricket” did play a tremendous knock in his final game, giving fans one last look at the brilliance of Tendulkar’s batting.

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