"Sachin Opens Again": Sachin Tendulkar Set For Another Debut In World Cup Opener

Updated: 30 May 2019 14:48 IST

Sachin Tendulkar will grace the commentary box during the World Cup opener between hosts England and South Africa to be played at The Oval in London.

"Sachin Opens Again": Sachin Tendulkar Set For Another Debut In World Cup Opener
Cricket World Cup: Sachin Tendulkar retired from all forms of cricket in 2013. © AFP

Sachin Tendulkar, the legendary Indian cricketer, will make his debut as a commentator during the World Cup, beginning in England and Wales on Thursday. Tendulkar will be present in the commentary box during the tournament opener between hosts England and South Africa to be played at The Oval in London. The Master Blaster will join the pre-show in Hindi and English at 1:30 pm IST, with his very own segment 'Sachin Opens Again'. He will be joined by a panel of experts, some of whom have had the pleasure of playing alongside the iconic batsman.

Tendulkar scored 2,278 runs in the six editions of the World Cup he played. 

He also holds the record for scoring the highest number of runs in a single edition of the World Cup - 673 in 11 matches in 2003.

Sachin Tendulkar, in his career that lasted 24 years, amassed 34,357 runs.

Sachin Tendulkar retired from all forms of cricket in 2013.

Sachin Tendulkar, who made his international debut at the age of 16 in 1989, is the leading run scorer in Tests, with 15,921 runs and One-Day Internationals, with 18,426 runs.

He is also the only player to score more than 30,000 runs in all forms of international cricket.

Tendulkar holds the record for highest number of centuries in both Tests (51) and ODIs (49) and he is the only man to score 100 centuries in international cricket.

Moreover, Tendulkar was the first player to score a double century in ODIs.

India will begin their World Cup campaign on June 5 against South Africa.

Highlights
  • Sachin Tendulkar will make his debut as a commentator during the WC
  • Sachin Tendulkar, in his career that lasted 24 years, amassed 34,357 runs
  • Sachin Tendulkar made his international debut at the age of 16 in 1989
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