We are listing here some important dates in Sachin's life.

Sachin took up cricket at the age of eleven, made his Testdebut on 15 November 1989 against Pakistan in Karachi at the age of sixteen, and went on to represent Mumbai domestically and Indiainternationally for close to twenty-four years.



In 2013, he was the only Indian cricketer included in an all-time Test World XI named to mark the 150th anniversary of Wisden Cricketers' Almanack.



After a few hours of his final match on 16 November 2013, the Prime Minister's Office announced the decision to award him the Bharat Ratna, He is the youngest recipient to date and the first ever sportsperson to receive the award.



On 20 January 1987, he turned out as substitute for Imran Khan's side in an exhibition game at Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai, to mark the golden jubilee of Cricket Club of India.



On 11 December 1988, aged just 15 years and 232 days, Tendulkar made his debut for Mumbai against Gujarat at home and scored 100 not out in that match, making him the youngest Indian to score a century on debut in first-class cricket.

In 1992, at the age of 19, Tendulkar became the first overseas-born player to represent Yorkshire, which prior to Tendulkar joining the team, never selected players even from other English counties.



Tendulkar made his Test debut against Pakistan in Karachi in November 1989 aged just 16 years and 205 days.

On his England tour in July–August 1990, he became the second youngest cricketer to score a Test century as he made 119 not out in the second Test at Old Trafford in Manchester. Wisden described his innings as "a disciplined display of immense maturity".



Against England in August 2002, Sachin scored his 30th Test century to surpass Bradman's haul, in his 99th Test match.

On 19 March 2006, after being dismissed for only one run against England in the first innings of the third Test in his home ground, Wankhede, Tendulkar was booed off the ground by a section of the crowd, the first time that he had ever faced such flak.

Feb 24, 2010: Sachin scored the first double century of ODI history.

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