Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar also known as SRT, Master Blaster or God of Cricket made his Test debut against Pakistan at National Stadium in Karachi on 15 November 1989, at the age of 16.
In his debut Test match he scored only 15 runs but after that he never looked back and went on to score runs all over the world against the best of the bowlers over time. He dominated in Test cricket for more than 20 years and before playing his 200th and final Test match against West Indies at home ground in Mumbai in 2013, he had broken almost all records in Test cricket.
A List of Records held by Sachin Tendulkar in Test Cricket -
Test Record -
Matches - 200
Innings - 329
Runs - 15,921
Avg - 53.78
Best - 248*
100s - 51
50s - 68
10 - Sachin Tendulkar scored 10 nineties in Test Cricket - the most by any batsman along with Steve Waugh and Rahul Dravid.
19 - Sachin Tendulkar put 100 plus runs partnerships with Rahul Dravid 19 times in Test cricket - the most by a pair in Test cricket.
29 - Sachin Tendulkar scored 29 Test hundreds away from home - the most by any batsman in the world.
51 - Sachin Tendulkar scored 51 hundreds in Test Cricket - the most by any batsman and he is also the only batsman to score more than 50 Test hundreds.
68 - Sachin Tendulkar scored 68 fifties in Test cricket - the most by any batsman.
195 - Sachin Tendulkar scored 10,000 Test runs in 195 innings - the joint fastest to reach this milestone along with Brian Lara and Kumar Sangakkara. Sachin is also the fastest to reach 13000, 14000 and 15000 Test runs.
200 - Sachin Tendulkar played 200 Test matches - the only cricketer to play 200 Test matches.
1000 - Sachin Tendulkar has scored more than 1000 Test runs in a calendar year on six occasions - the only batsman to do so. He scored 1000 or more Test runs in 1997, 1999, 2001, 2002, 2008 and 2010.
8705 - Sachin Tendulkar scored 8705 runs away from home in Test cricket - the most by any batsman in the world.
15921 - Runs Sachin Tendulkar scored in Test cricket - the most by any batsman and he is also the first batsman to score 12000, 13000, 14000 and 15000 runs in this format.