On This Day-Tendulkar became youngest player to score Test fifty: It was on this day, 32 years ago, when Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar became the youngest player to score a Test fifty.
Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar, who was just 16-year-old back then, achieved this feat in the second Test match between India and Pakistan that was played in Faisalabad in 1989. In that match, India was struggling at 101/4, when Tendulkar (59) and Sanjay Manjrekar (76) stitched a 143-run partnership for the fifth wicket. The batting Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar made his debut in the Test match between India and Pakistan that was played in Karachi in 1989. In the same match, Pakistan’s pacer Waqar Younis had also made his debut.
#OnThisDay in 1️⃣9️⃣8️⃣9️⃣, @sachin_rt, at 16 years 214 days, became the youngest man to make a Test fifty when he scored 5️⃣9️⃣ in the second Test between India and Pakistan in Faisalabad. 🙌🏻#PlayBold #TeamIndia pic.twitter.com/dSUeChAexY
— Royal Challengers Bangalore (@RCBTweets) November 24, 2021
On This Day-Tendulkar became youngest player to score Test fifty: Over the years, Tendulkar has forged his name in history as the ‘greatest batter of all time’ and he also got nicknamed as the ‘Master Blaster’.
Tendulkar, bid adieu to international cricket in 2013 and to date, he remains the highest run-scorer in both Tests and ODIs. He also has the record for registering most international centuries.
In 2019, Tendulkar became the sixth Indian to get inducted into the ICC Hall of Fame. The 46-year-old made his debut for India at the age of 16 and immediately became the country’s favourite cricketer.
On This Day-Tendulkar became youngest player to score Test fifty: He aggregated 34,357 runs across formats, which is 6,000 runs ahead of the second-placed former Sri Lanka cricketer Kumar Sangakkara.
The Master Blaster has also served as a mentor to the Mumbai Indians that competes in the Indian Premier League