Sachin Tendulkar made his international debut on November 15, 1989, and played his last innings in international cricket on the same date 24 years later in 2013.
Sachin debuted against Pakistan in Karachi, aged 16 years 205 days, becoming the youngest Indian to play a Test. In his last Test innings, Sachin slammed 74(118) against Windies at Mumbai's Wankhede Stadium.
November 15, 1989. Sachin Tendulkar set foot on a Test ground for the first time. Unfortunately, pre-satellite television India never got to see the moment, for Doordarshan was busy covering ongoing elections. We relive the agony millions of Indians bore in their hearts as India embraced the new decade amidst political turmoil.
The 9th Lok Sabha Elections had contested that year. It was a historic moment, for Indian National Congress was famously ousted from the ‘throne’ following a collective effort from several regional parties. Support came from BJP and CPIM as well. VP Singh, leader of Janata Dal, became India’s seventh Prime Minister.