Former India batsman Sachin Tendulkar first appeared on the international scene on November 15, 1989, in a Test match against Pakistan in Karachi at the age of 16 years and 205 days. Tendulkar scored 15 in the first innings and was cleaned up by Waqar Younis who was also making his debut in this match.
Tendulkar didn’t get a chance to bat in the second innings as the match ended in a draw.
In 200 Tests, Tendulkar scored 15921 runs at an average of 53.78. The right-handed batsman also holds the record for the most number of international centuries, 100 hundreds.
While he was a master in the longer format of the game, Sachin smashed a number of records in ODI cricket too. In 463 appearances, Tendulkar scored 18426 runs, averaging 44.83.
He was the first male cricketer to score a double-century in ODIs. Along with his batting, Tendulkar also helped India with his bowling as he picked over 150 wickets in ODIs including a couple of fifers.
Tendulkar was a part of the World Cup-winning team in 2011 led by MS Dhoni. In his last innings for India, Tendulkar scored 74 against West Indies.