Legendary Indian batter Sachin Tendulkar turned 50 on Monday. Well-wishes have poured in from around the globe for the The Master Blaster who drew curtains on his decorated Test career after registering 15,921 runs, including 51 centuries in the longest format, most by any player.
Having made his debut on November 15, 1989, against Pakistan in Karachi at the age of sixteen, Tendulkar finished at the top of the run-scoring charts in the ODI format as well with 18,426 runs, including 49 tons. The veteran cricketer represented the India team in six World Cups in a career that spanned almost 24 years. He was a part of the squad that brought home glory in the 2011 ODI World Cup.
On March 16 2012, Sachin Tendulkar became the only batter in the history of the game to score 100 international centuries. One of his most famous quotes coming from the cricketing cult is: People throw stones at you and you convert them into milestones.
The 'Little Master' at his very best 💯
— Lord's Cricket Ground (@HomeOfCricket) April 24, 2023