Tuesday, Jun. 16, 2009

Sachin Tendulkar's Test Debut

The Little Master truly was little when he made his test playing debut at the tender age of 16 in November of 1989. And he couldn't have had a tougher induction: in Karachi, Pakistan, he faced the fearsome bowling attack of Imran Khan, Wasim Akram and Waqar Younis (also making his debut). While his 15 runs can hardly be considered memorable, the way in which he withstood the numerous blows to his body was an instant indication that the boy was quickly becoming a man. Sure enough, Tendulkar scored his maiden test fifty a few days later.