On that day in 1989, Sachin Tendulkar and Waqar Younis made their test debut together
On that day 32 years ago, Sachin Tendulkar and Waqar Younis made their Test debuts during a friendly match between India and Pakistan in Karachi. Both made their debut during the first game of the India tour of Pakistan in 1989. Waqar's start in the longest format of the game was almost perfect as he bagged four wickets and missed 80 runs in his 19 overs in the second innings.
Interestingly, Tendulkar was one of Waqar's four victims. In the said match, Waqar dismissed the future Indian legend for 15 runs by castleing him. Waqar's other wickets included Kapil Dev, Sanjay Manjrekar, and Manoj Prabhakar. Although he only scored 15 runs in the second inning of the game, Tendulkar, who made his debut at just 16 years and 205 days old, did his best to counter the hostile Pakistani bowling lineup.
Tendulkar went to beating 6th when India stumbled at 41/4 and revived visitor innings by entering into a 32-run partnership with Mohammad Azharuddin. Meanwhile, Indian skipper Kris Srikkanth invited Pakistan to strike first after winning the toss, and Pakistani skipper Imran Khan scored an unbeaten 109 runs while the hosts booked 409 runs for losing ten wickets.
In response, Team India managed to score just 262 runs for losing ten wickets. For Pakistan, Waqar and Wasim Akram each chose four wickets, while Imran and Abdul Qadir bagged one wicket each. Despite taking 147 runs in the lead in the first innings, they couldn't force a result as the highest-scoring game ended in a draw.
In their second innings, Pakistan scored 305 runs for losing five wickets before declaring their innings. In the hunt for 453 runs for a win, India managed to score 303 runs for losing three wickets before the umpire declared a draw. Waqar bowled just two overs in the fourth innings and went wicketless. Tendulkar, on the other hand, failed to hit during India's second innings.