"I don’t know what to bowl at him. I bowled an inswinger and he drove me through covers of the front foot. Then I bowled an outswinger and he again punched the covers of the backfoot. He is the toughest batsmen I’ve bowled to.”

–Wasim Akram

It was in the 1988-89 season that a young prodigy took the domestic circuit by storm with his batting. Towards the end of the season the Tamil Nadu and Delhi sides landed at the airport in Bangalore to play each other in the Wills Trophy. Delhi had just then played against Bombay in the Ranji Trophy and Sachin Tendulkar made a big impact in a high profile game. The handled the burden of the Indian team for almost 22 years and made records which are not even possible to touch- a titan of the game we all love.