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Top 10 players who made their debut as teenagers and went on to achieve greatness

Srihari
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Sachin managed to break all records despite being thrust into the spotlight at a young age
Sachin managed to break all records despite being thrust into the spotlight at a young age

It is never easy making your debut at a young age. The amount of pressure that you are under makes it impossible to even imagine what it might be like. Not to mention, the scars that might remain forever etched should there be a string of failures.

However, there have been many who have bucked the trend and went onto achieve greatness even though they were thrust into the limelight early in their career. Despite being teenagers when they made their debut, some managed to play for over a decade and transform the fortunes of their country.

Here are 10 players who made their debut as teenagers and went on to achieve greatness:

Sachin Tendulkar

As a 16-year-old, Sachin Tendulkar had to contend with some of the finest bowlers that the game has ever seen. Not only did he navigate through that period but he established himself as one of the finest ever to have played the game across all formats.

Although a young Sachin was always destined for greatness, few could have foreseen his ability to seemingly dominate international cricket for two decades. By the time, his international career came to an end, he not only held the record for most runs in Tests and ODIs but also finished with 100 international centuries, a record that is likely to stand the test of time.

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Srihari
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An author, poet, soft skills trainer and sports enthusiast, who has a Masters in Sports Journalism and NCTJ-accredited level 3 Diploma in Journalism
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