Sachin Tendulkar Completes 20 Years In International Cricket
Sachin Tendulkar completed 20 years in international cricket on Sunday. He spent the day with his family and teammates in Ahmedabad.
Tendulkar's wife Anjali came from Mumbai to be with him on this significant occasion. The master made his debut in international cricket against Pakistan at Karachi on November 15, 1989. A few of his close friends were present for the party arranged at the team hotel St Laurn in the evening.
The Indian team will take to the field on Monday for the first Test match against Sri Lanka at the Sardar Patel stadium, Motera, Ahmedabad.
Tendulkar will be felicitated by the Gujarat Cricket Association (GCA). Chief Minister Narendra Modi, who is also the President of GCA, will present a souvenir to Tendulkar.
It will be one of the most unforgettable moments at the Sardar Patel Stadium, which hosted its first international Test match between India and the West Indies in 1983.
Sunil Gavaskar completed his 10,000 runs in Test cricket on this ground and Kapil Dev broke Sir Richard Hadlee's bowling record of 431 Test wickets at the same venue.
Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni hoped that Tendulkar scores a hundred in the match to mark the occasion.
"It can't get better. Sachin completing his 20 years in international cricket and scoring a century," said Dhoni.
The venue has been a good hunting ground for Tendulkar as he scored his first double century here against New Zealand in 1999.