Test Cricket holds the highest value among all other formats in the game. It’s fondly known as the toughest format in cricket. Not a lot of players make a successful career in Test cricket. In fact, not a lot of players get the opportunity to play Test Cricket, let alone make a successful career.
Test Cricket tests a player on all the levels. For a cricketer to succeed in the longest format of the game, he ought to have the immaculate skill-set, temperament, and hunger to play for a longer period of time. Over the years, we have seen some of the highly talented cricketers representing the nation in Test cricket.
Among all the cricketers, there are some special ones who show their class very early in their careers. They make a mark at a very young age and also get the opportunity to represent their country in Test Cricket very early on in their careers. On that note, we take a look at 5 youngest cricketers to make their Test debut.
5 Youngest Cricketers to Make Their Test Cricket Debut:
Sachin Tendulkar: 16 years and 205 days
Legendary cricketer, Sachin Tendulkar sits fifth on the list. He made his Test debut at the young age of 16 years and 205 days. The Indian cricketer went on to become arguably the greatest cricketer on the planet. He made tons of runs and wrote his name in history books on numerous occasions. Sachin Tendulkar played his first Test against Pakistan in Karachi, November 1989.
Sachin Tendulkar went to become the most capped Test player. In his illustrious Test career, he played as many as 200 Tests, scoring 15,921 runs. He is currently the highest run-scorer in Tests and also has the most number of centuries (51) in the longest format.