Sunil Gavaskar Shares The Incident That Convinced Him To Believe Sachin Tendulkar Was Bound To Build Legacy

Updated - 15 Nov 2019, 03:39 PM

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Sachin Tendulkar celebrates his hundred. (Source: AFP)

It is no secret that the ever-so special Sachin Tendulkar made the cricket popular in the world. Several cricketers across the globe draw inspiration from the truly great Sachin Tendulkar. On this day, 30 years ago, on November 15 1989, the little master made his Test debut against Pakistan in Karachi. He was only 16 years old when he first played for India.

However, he could garner only 15 runs to his name in the first innings, the only time he got to bat because the match concluded in a draw. Since then, the cricketing icon has broken almost every batting record in his career.

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Sachin Tendulkar (Credit: Getty)

With incredible records to his resume, he not only etched his name in history books but also in school textbooks. Maharashtra government paid a rich tribute to Sachin Tendulkar by adding his chapter in school books so much so that the students would get the much-needed inspiration and motivation from the legend.

Sunil Gavaskar knew Sachin Tendulkar is destined for greatness

Meanwhile, the former Indian captain Sunil Gavaskar has disclosed an incident which forced him to take notice of little master’s world-class talent. Gavaskar went on to add saying that the moment he saw 15-year-old Sachin Tendulkar during a net session, he knew Sachin was certain to create history and break big records.

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Sachin Tendulkar. (Credits: BCCI)

“Bowlers tend to overstep the mark in the nets, maybe 20 yards in place of 22 yards and Raju (Kulkarni) was fairly nippy. The way he (Sachin) was playing off the back-foot and punching him, told how much time he had. He was just 15 years old and had too much time to play quick bowling. This really was an indication that this man will go on to become something special,” Sunil Gavaskar told the official broadcasters during day 2 of the ongoing India-Bangladesh Test match in Indore.


Sachin Tendulkar relished the 30th anniversary of his international debut by doing what he truly loves the most and that is slicing the blade to perfection. Sachin has spent some quality time practising some of the beautiful shots during an indoor practice session in Mumbai.


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