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Sachin Tendulkar completes 23 years in international cricket

Mumbai, Nov 17 (): Sachin Tendulkar made his international debut against Pakistan on November 15, 1989 in the first Test at Karachi. When he took to the field on November 15, 2012 in opening day of the ongoing first Test against England in Ahmedabad, Sachin turned 23 years old in the international cricket.

In 1988, 11th December, at the age of just 15 years and 232 days, Tendulkar scored 100 not out for Bombay against Gujarat, making him the youngest Indian to score a century on first-class debut match. When he played the first international Test match against Pakistan, his father signed the papers for him, as Sachin was too young.

From the day of his career, when he had scored 15 runs in his first Test match against Pakistan, he has notched 15533 runs in 190 Test matches since then and in 463 ODIs he has scored 18426 runs. While collecting huge runs in his account, he has scored 100 international centuries, 49 centuries in ODIs and 51 centuries in Tests.

Over this 23 years of cricket journey, Sachin Tendulkar has achieved innumerable records which includes number of runs, centuries and matches in One-Day Internationals as well as Test matches.

His cricket journey was not so easy for him. Carrying the expectations and hopes of billions of Indians without complaining for more than two decades, has made Sachin a great role model to the budding cricketers and a great cricket legend.

For the extraordinary services he has accomplished in cricket, Sachin was designated to be Rajya Sabha member earlier this year by President of India.

Navjot Singh Sidhu, former Indian cricket player and Member of Parliament has congratulated Sachin for completing his immense 23 years in the international cricket. He said Sachin is not only considered as modern great cricketer but also one of the greatest to have ever played the game of cricket.

Sachin’s passion for the game of cricket is alive always, not that it could ever fizzle out.