It has been 29 years exactly since today in 1990 that ICC Hall of Famer and 'God' of Indian cricket Sachin Tendulkar scored his first international century at the Old Trafford at the age of just seventeen years old.
The 'Little Master' played an impeccable knock of 119 runs against England in an away series, impressing most of the cricketing fraternity and most importantly, a sigh that marked the birth of a great legend of the game. Tendulkar had made his debut in international cricket just a year earlier when he was barely 16 years old.
BCCI and the ICC took to share a fond reminder of the Master Blaster's milestone on social media. Read the tweet here:
Netizens turned back the clock on their memories as they recollected the daring knock played by a teenage Tendulkar in England. Fans took to the comments section to share their reactions. Here are some of them:
With every possible batting record in his cap, Sachin Tendulkar has become the ensuring part of International cricket. In 664 international matches across formats, the literal 'God of Cricket' scored 34,357 runs at an average of 48.52 including 100 centuries and 164 half-centuries.
He was the part of the Indian team which won the 2011 Cricket World Cup, which was his sixth world cup appearance. In 2010, Tendulkar’s name was among the 100 “Most Influential People in the World” in Time Magazine. An Arjuna Awardee (1994), a Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Awardee (1997), Padma Shri recipient (1999) and Padma Vibhushan recipient (2008), Sachin Tendulkar played his last match on November 16, 2013.