We look back at the milestones in the living legend's career, right from the time he scored his first thousand runs in ODIs.
Milestone: 1000 runs on March 7, 1992
Match: India vs Zimbabwe at Hamilton, New Zealand
At his 36th one-day match, 18-year-old Sachin scored his first thousand runs. Sachin scored 81 runs off 77 balls. India went on to win the match by 55 runs.
In Image: Nov 1992: Portrait of Sunil Gavaskar (left) and Sachin Tendulkar of India in Durban during India's tour of South Africa.
Text: Shalabh Manocha
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