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On This Day: Sachin Tendulkar Slammed His First International Century

On this day, 19 August, 1990, Sachin Tendulkar scored his first century in International cricket. Former Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar, scored 119 runs against England in 1990. This knock of 119 runs by the batsman helped the Indian team to save the match at Old Trafford.

Tendulkar a.k.a “The Master Blaster” set the standard extremely high for the modern-day cricketers. The Master Blaster played his debut Test match in Karachi against Pakistan on November 15 – 20, 1989. Sachin retired from ODI cricket in 2012 and took retirement from all forms of cricket in November 2013 after playing his 200th Test Match for India. Tendulkar played 664 international cricket matches in total, scoring 34,357 runs.

The Little Master had 51 centuries in Tests and 49 in ODIs by the end of his legendary career .The former India batsman holds the record for 100 international centuries. He became the highest run-scorer in the history of Test (15,921) and ODI (18,426) cricket.

The Board of Control for Cricket in India posted:

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Moreover, his career spanned over six World Cup appearances (1992 to 2011). In which he made two appearances in the final of the Worldcups (2003 and 2011), finally getting his hands on the trophy.

Virat Kohli’s words after his idol Sachin Tendulkar finally got his hands on the World Cup trophy:

“He has carried the burden of the nation for 21 years; it’s time we carried him on our shoulders”

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