A Facebook notification section that Pop-up on your newsfeed every day, alarming about the memories you shared ‘on this day’, takes you down the memory lane.
Being a cricket fan, I would like to notify you! On this Day : 15th of November 1989 – A day which will always be remembered as a great day in cricket history, when two great cricketing legends, Waqar Younis and Sachin Tendulkar, made their debut in the five day format game.
The first test match of the four-match series, which was played between Pakistan and India at National Stadium, Karachi. It was the first time where these two greats of the game emblazed white. Waqar bagged 4 wickets in that particular match, which marks the beginning of a phenomenal fast bowler.
Well on Debut of Sachin a funny thing happened;
“I remember Wasim Akram taunting Sachin, ‘bacha aa gaya, yeh kya khelega [the kid has come, what will he play]’
Former Indian spinner #SachinDebut
— Hassan Ahmed (@imhassanahmed) November 15, 2017
Although, the aforementioned test match ended in a draw but it left us with two great forthcoming legends, who later made many inevitable records and brought glory to their country .
Waqar ended his Test career with 373 wickets including five 10-wicket hauls. Meanwhile, Sachin played 200 Tests for India scoring 15,921 runs at an average of 53.78.
Waqar took five or more wickets in a Test innings on 22 occasions. He also picked up 10 or more wickets in a match 5 times in his career. During his playing days, Waqar had the best strike-rate (43.4) among bowlers with more than 200 Test wickets – a record that was broken by Dale Steyn. In a first class career that lasted more than a decade, Waqar picked up 956 wickets in 228 matches. At 22 years and 15 days, Waqar was the youngest to ever captain a Pakistani Test side. He captained Pakistan in 17 Tests and 62 ODIs.