Sachin Tendulkar the man who changed the phase of Indian Cricket, on this day in 1990 a 17-year old Sachin Tendulkar hit his maiden test hundred & the rest is history. He went to score 99 more, a record still unmatched & standing tall like the Himalayas.
On August 14 in 1990, an unbeaten 119 against England at the Old Trafford marked the beginning of the Tendulkar era. His knock in the second innings emerged as the biggest talking point from the Test.
India was chasing 408 for victory & were at 183/6 when Sachin Tendulkar showed up a calm-composed teenager & exhibited his massive innings against English pacers. Sharing a 160-run partnership with Manoj Prabhakar, Tendulkar was unbeaten at 119, which helped India draw the match.
Master Blaster was just 17 when he scored a magnificent hit & became 3rd youngest batsman ever to register a test century. Rest was history as the man who changed the phase of Indian cricket.
Tendulkar retired from international cricket in 2013 scored 15,921 & 18,426 runs respectively in 200 tests & 463 matches he played for India. Not many people know that he first took field for Pakistan, even before making debut for India as a 13-year-old.