New Delhi. There must have been few such players in international cricket, whose day of debut and the date of saying goodbye to cricket would have been the same. One such player played for India and he carried the burden of expectations of Indian cricket for the entire 24 years, not just one. We are talking about former Indian captain Sachin Tendulkar. Tendulkar had hung his bat in international cricket 9 years ago today i.e. on November 15, 2013, i.e. on this day he came out to bat for the last time in international cricket. The interesting thing is that he made his debut in international cricket on the same date i.e. 15th November. Just the year was 1989. That is, a full 24 years ago.
Sachin Tendulkar made his international debut on November 15, 1989 against Pakistan in the Karachi Test and ended his 24-year-long international career with the same format ie Test. He played the last Test against the West Indies at the Wankhede Stadium. This Test match, which started on November 14, 2013, ended on November 16 itself. India won the match in three days by a margin of an innings and 126 runs.
On the second day of this test i.e. on 15 November, Sachin came out to bat for the last time in international cricket. He scored 74 runs in his last innings. BCCI has also shared a tweet linking his retirement with the date of debut.
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Sachin Tendulkar’s international career lasted for 24 years. He played a total of 664 international matches including Tests, ODIs and T20s. In this he scored a total of 34357 runs. He scored a century of centuries i.e. 100 centuries in international cricket. Out of this, 51 centuries came in Tests and 49 in ODIs. He hit more than 4 thousand fours in international cricket. This is also a record. He also hit 164 half-centuries. After him, Virat Kohli is the batsman who scored the most runs in international cricket from India. He has 24426 runs in 479 matches. He has scored 71 centuries.
Tags: BCCI, On This Day, Sachin Tendulkar
FIRST PUBLISHED : November 15, 2022, 12:58 IST