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On this day: The dawn and dusk of Sachin Tendulkar's illustrious 24-year cricketing journey

Sachin Tendulkar's international career lasted exactly 24 years -- November 15, 1989 to November 15, 2013.

Written by: India TV Sports Desk, New Delhi [ Updated: November 15, 2018 12:22 IST ]
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On this day: The dawn and dusk of Sachin Tendulkar's illustrious 24-year cricket journey

Sachin Tendulkar remembered the first day of his illustrious cricket career on Thursday with a #ThrowbackThursday post on Twitter.

Tendulkar recalled the day he first represented India and tweeted three photos of his first match with an emotional caption.

"This day, every year, brings back so many memories of the day I 1st represented India. It was an honour to play for the country and be able to represent India for 24 years. #TBT #ThrowbackThursday," Tendulkar tweeted.

The Mumbaikar made his debut on the very date back in 1989 against Pakistan in Karachi and the rest, as they say, is history.

He went on to represent India for the next 24 years and shatter all records possible and set some that still remain. Incidentally, November 15 was also the last day he represented India on the field. His last game came against West Indies at the Wankhede Stadium in 2013.

The 45-year-old ended with 34357 runs from 664 games, including 100 hundreds as well.

Tendulkar's tally of 15921 Test runs remains the most in Test cricket and so does his total of 18426 runs in ODIs. 

He is also the only player to have played 200 Test matches as well as the first player ever to score a double century in ODI cricket.

Tendulkar has also won 15 Man of the Series awards and 62 Man of the Match awards in ODIs. Not only that, he has won a Man of the Match Award against every one of the ICC Full Members during his time.

He also won the World Cup in 2011 at his home ground -- Wankhede Stadium.

Following his achievements and contribution to the game, the Master Blaster was awarded the Bharat Ratna award in 2014. He remains the only sportsperson to date to receive India's highest civilian honour. 

Along with it, he also won the Arjuna Award, Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award, Padma Shri and Padma Vibhushan Awards.

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