Why November 15 is significant

Nov 15, 2011, 08:36 IST | A Correspondent
Tendulkar's debut and Don Bradman's 100th first-class ton came on November 15, 1989 and 1947 respectively

Twenty-two years back, master blaster Sachin Tendulkar and Waqar Younis made their Test debuts in Karachi on this day (November 15).

Sachin Tendulkar returns to the pavilion yesterday. Pic/AFP

Tendulkar was then only 16 years 205 days (the third youngest cricketer to play Test cricket after Mushtaq Mohammad and Aqib Javed) while the his Pakistani counterpart was on the verge of his 18th birthday.

Sir Don Bradman. Pic/getty images

Ironically, Sachin was bowled by the legendary Pakistan bowler after scoring 15. The Test match ended in draw, but it gave the cricketing world two heroes who became the toasts of their nations for many years thereafter.

Tendulkar though had a modest beginning to his illustrious career while Younis made it count on his debut itself, claiming four wickets.

On this day in 1947, Sir Donald Bradman registered his 100th first class century when he smashed 172 against a touring Indian side in Sydney representing an Australian XI.

Indians won the match following the Aussies' failure to chase 251 in 150 minutes. They were bundled out for 203 in 30 overs. Vinoo Mankad displayed some vintage bowling returning figures of 8-84.

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