On Saturday, Sachin Tendulkar relived his first-ever international century on its 21st anniversary by sharing a heartfelt post on his official Instagram handle.The legendary batsman said the innings will always remain special for him.
Sachin also shared a video with clips from that iconic knock at Old Trafford, Manchester, during India's 1990 series in England. He captioned it:
Reminiscing my first ever hundred! It was a special day in my life. 😀 #otd #throwback #flashback #oldtrafford #maiden #century #testcricket
The unbeaten 119-run knock was the perfect launchpad for Sachin's journey to become the first cricketer to hit a hundred centuries in international cricket.
What happened in the Test between India and England at Manchester in 1990?
In that match, England batted first and put on a mammoth total of 519. Graham Gooch (116), Mike Atherton (131), and Robin Smith (121) starred for England.
India scored 432 in their first innings, thanks to Mohammad Azharuddin's (179) superlative knock. Sachin Tendulkar also chipped in with a useful 68. Sanjay Manjrekar (93) missed out on a chance to register a century.
England's batters continued their good work in the second innings and set India a huge target of 408. Sachin Tendulkar rose to the occasion and played an astonishing knock of 119* and helped India reach 343/6 when play was called on Day 5.
With his performance in Manchester, Sachin Tendulkar gave glimpses of his potential to the world. His 189-ball knock comprised 17 hits to the boundary. Manoj Prabhakar (67) remained unbeaten with Sachin to help India salvage a draw in the Test.
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