Sachin Tendulkar first century: Sachin Tendulkar is considered one of the best batsmen to have played the game of cricket. He holds almost all the batting records in Test and ODI cricket and till date, he remains as the highest run-scorer in international cricket. The batsman registered 100 tons in international cricket, but his first century came 32 years earlier in 1990 against England at Old Trafford. At that time Sachin was only 17 years 112 days old.
Sachin Tendulkar first century
When Tendulkar scored his first international century, he became the third youngest player to record a century in the longest format of the game.
The Master Blaster took eight Test matches to bring up his first three points in international cricket, and in the Old Trafford Test, he scored 119 off just 189 balls in the fourth and final innings of the Test. What made this knock even more special was that it helped the spectators walk away from the draw.
In the Old Trafford Test, England won the toss and the hosts decided to bat first. He scored 519 runs in the first innings and then bundled out India for 432, giving the hosts an 87-run lead.
Declaring their second innings at 320/4, England set India a target of 408 runs. In the end, Sachin’s knock helped the visitors walk away from the draw.
Born in Mumbai, Tendulkar made many records in his career. He made his Test debut on 15 November 1989.
Tendulkar has scored the most runs in the longest format of the game, scoring 15,921 runs, including 51 centuries, the most by any player. Things are the same in ODI cricket as Tendulkar tops the list of most runs in this format as well.
He scored 18,426 runs including 49 tons in ODIs. Tendulkar had represented the country in six World Cups and was part of the 2011 World Cup winning team.