On this day in 1990, Sachin Tendulkar scored his maiden Test century against England in Manchester. He achieved this feat during the second match of the series against England.
The Board of Control for Cricket in India congratulated the batting giant on the special day.
“#OnThisDay in 1990, @sachin_rt scored his maiden international hundred against England at Old Trafford. The Master Blaster was 17 when he hit that magnificent knock-the third- youngest batsman ever to register a Test century“.BCCI Tweeted.
#OnThisDay in 1990, @sachin_rt scored his maiden international 💯 against England at Old Trafford. 🙌
The Master Blaster was 17 when he hit that magnificent knock – the third-youngest batsman ever to register a Test century. 👏👏#TeamIndia 🇮🇳 pic.twitter.com/9UqgfCqPLL
— BCCI (@BCCI) August 14, 2020
He came out to bat after India lost five wickets during Test match and played a superb inning of 119 runs from 189 balls.
Tendulkar heroics helped India draw the Test match on the final day. This century came in the second innings but he was in good nick during the first innings too as he scored 68 runs.
He was given with the player of the match award for his brilliant batting in both innings of the Test match.
In a career, spanning over 24 years, he played 200 Test matches for India and still holds the record for highest run-getter in Test and ODI format.
In the longest format of the game,, he scored 15,921 runs and in ODI format he scored 18,426 runs with 49 centuries to his name.