Sachin Tendulkar makes Test debut for India

On this day Cricket prodigy Waqar Younis made magical Test debut against India

On this day Cricket prodigy Waqar Younis made magical Test debut against India

Sachin Tendulkar became known to the global cricketing fraternity on this day, November 15, in 1989, when a short, curly-haired boy from India made his Test debut against Pakistan in Karachi.

28 years ago on this day in 1989, a 16-year-old shy little boy from Bombay walked on to Karachi's National Stadium to his play his first Test.

Apart from Tendulkar, Salil Ankola also made his Test debut for India. However, he didn't make much of an impact in that match and instead it was Pakistan's debutant Waqar Younis who left a mark, picking the wickets of Tendulkar, Prabhakar, Sanjay Manjrekar and Kapil Dev in the first innings.

In the Karachi Test of 1989, Pakistan saw the arrival of one of their legendary fast bowlers Waqar Younis, who went on to become their captain and then later coach. He didn't look like a teenager as he fended off the likes of Wasim Akram and Imran Khan and scored a patient, 172-ball 59.

In his career, Bradman scored 6,996 runs at a mind-boggling average of 99.94, with 29 centuries and 13 fifties in his 52 Tests for Australia. The tenacity he showed at such a young age seemed to impress the selectors and he went on to become a mainstay in Mohammed Azharuddin's Indian team in the 1990's.

Tendulkar retired from Test cricket in 2013 and is considered the most complete batsman of all time. He is the only cricketer ever to have played 200 Tests, only to have scored 100 global centuries (51 in Tests and 49 in ODIs), and has most runs in Tests (15,921) and ODIs (18,426).

Tendulkar's 41 centuries in ODIs complete the magical number of 100 worldwide centuries. A recurring tennis elbow had hampered his performances. That was also the year when he broke the 200-run barrier in ODIs, becoming the first ever to to do so in limited overs cricket. Incidentally, for both the players it proved to be the only Test they played in their careers.

Twenty-one years later, in the 2013 Mumbai Test against West Indies, Tendulkar made a decision to bid the game a goodbye as a tear rolled down India's cheeks seeing one of its favourite son retiring from the game.