15 November 1989 is a date which every Indian cricket fan fondly remembers. As a relatively unknown 16-year-old teenager made his way out to the middle against Pakistan at Karachi, no one would have estimated the kind of impact he would have had.
There was no turning back for Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar since his debut in 1989. He turned out to become the highest ever run-getter in the Test and One-Day Internationals in the history of cricket in a career which spanned over 23 years. Having played 200 Tests and 463 ODIs for India, Sachin Tendulkar amassed 34347 runs with an average of 54.17 in Tests and 44.48 in the shorter format.
He broke numerous records throughout his career and has earned the title of the greatest batsman of all time. As we celebrate 27 years of Sachin Tendulkar playing for India, let’s take a look at how his former teammates and others reacted to this occasion on the social media platform Twitter.
Current Indian Test captain Virat Kohli expressed his emotions on Twitter. Tendulkar was Kohli’s role model growing up.
Sachin was quick in replying to Kohli
Thank you for the kind words. Wish you and our team all the best for the series vs England. https://t.co/bK1CAdKXt6— sachin tendulkar (@sachin_rt) November 15, 2016
Former Indian and IPL teammate Harbhajan Singh
Sachin's reply to the Turbanator
Thanks Bhajji for being a part of those amazing memories. Having you around was always fun! https://t.co/wojcuJO4O2— sachin tendulkar (@sachin_rt) November 15, 2016
Former Pakistan pacer Waqar Younis had some kind words for the Master Blaster. Interestingly, Waqar, too, had made his debut on the same day.
Sachin's reply to Waqar
Playing for the country was always a dream. What a memorable moment it was! Time has flown quickly indeed, but you weren't any slower either https://t.co/eBm6nhK4pJ— sachin tendulkar (@sachin_rt) November 15, 2016
Current Indian batsman Ajinkya Rahane:
When I looked for courage, it was him.When I looked for inspiration, it was him. @sachin_rt When I looked for dedication, it was him.Cont...— ajinkyarahane88 (@ajinkyarahane88) November 15, 2016
Bollywood Actor Ayushman Khurrana:
India's cricket body, BCCI:
The International Cricket Council (ICC):
Statistician Mohandas Menon:
Today 27 years ago: Sachin Tendulkar, then aged 16, made his Test debut at the National Stadium in Karachi....— Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) November 15, 2016
Appeared in 200 Tests! pic.twitter.com/UiOREKwP1G
Standup comedian and cricket humorist Vikram Sathaye
Happy debut day to @sachin_rt ! Life changed for all of us today !— vikram sathaye (@vikramsathaye) November 15, 2016