Sachin Tendulkar : Legend Of Indian Cricket Team

Sachin Tendulkar

Sachin - "Master Blaster"

Sachin Tendulkar has enthralled his legions of fans with many a great innings in the ten years that he has played cricket.

On November 15, 1989 a young man took his guard at the National Stadium at Karachi in what is the toughest initiation for a young Indian cricketer - India playing Pakistan in Pakistan. All of 16 years old, Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar was on that fateful day thrust into the international spotlight. He was looked at as the World's most promising young cricketer and Indian cricket's rising star. Eleven and half years later all the promises have been fulfilled and many records have been shattered by this Master Blaster. On his 28th birthday salutes the little 'big' man and the messiah of Indian cricket - the incomparable, the inimitable, the awe-inspiring Sachin Tendulkar who is undoubtedly the quintessential team man.

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Sachin's debut
The youngest player to wear a test cap for his country - Sachin Tendulkar was all of 16 years old when he took on the mighty Pakistanis in the first test at Karachi and played alongside some of his childhood heroes on debut. He was able to score only 15 runs in his first innings before he was castled by fellow debutante Waqar Younis. He followed up his first stint on the crease with a masterful 59 runs in the first innings of the second test at Faisalabad. What impressed the members of the cricketing fraternity and the fans alike was the determination with which this young man faced a tough opposition.The signs were all there - Sachin Tendulkar was not a flash in the pan, he had arrived and he was here to stay. He proved that when he slammed a gutsy 55 on a fast green top in the second inns of the 4th test at Sialkot and bailed the Indians out of trouble and helped them save the test match.
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