When Master Blaster ‘played’ for Pakistan against India on his birthday.
Only a few people know that Sachin Tendulkar made his international cricket debut as a member of Pakistan’s cricket team in 1987, which was playing India.
Sachin Tendulkar celebrated his 49th birthday on Sunday (April 24). Sachin isn’t just a cricketer; he’s the greatest player in the world. He is revered as a god in cricketing circles. However, there are a few things that the average fan doesn’t know about the hall of fame batter.
A little-known fact about Indian cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar is that he made his international debut for Pakistan against India in Mumbai’s Brabourne Stadium in 1989. Many people know that Tendulkar made his international debut in Karachi against India’s archrivals, Pakistan.
In his autobiography, ‘Playing It My Way,’ the 48-year-old recalled playing for Pakistan in 1986, two years before making his India debut in 1987. Imran Khan, the former Pakistan captain, may also have forgotten about employing the Indian legend in the field.
As Tendulkar writes, “I don’t know if Imran Khan remembers this or has any idea that I once fielded for Imran Khan’s Pakistan team.”
Additionally, Javed Miandad and Abdul Qadir had left the field during the lunch break, according to Master Blaster. Sachin was asked to play for the visiting team as a standby fielder.
Also, Tendulkar talked about how he almost caught Kapil Dev in the match, but couldn’t get to the ball despite running a long distance. Because of his position at mid-on rather than long-on, he could have been involved in Pakistan’s dismissal.
Fans in India regard Sachin Tendulkar as a demi-god because he has the most records to his name and no one has ever come close to it. Millions of Indians have been cheered up by Sachin over the past two decades and have been influenced by him throughout his long and successful career.