Sachin Tendulkar became the world’s most capped Test cricketer on Tuesday morning.
The 37-year-old batsman surpassed former Australian captain Steve Waugh when he made his 169th appearance for India, in the Third Test against Sri Lanka in Colombo.
Tendulkar made his Test debut against Pakistan in 1989 at the age of just 16, and he has gone on to become one of the best batsman the game has ever seen.
“It’s been a privilege to play for India for so long, because it was my dream to represent the country,” he said.
“Cricket is my passion. I think it is a gift from God that I have been able to live that passion for so many years. It’s just fantastic.”
Tendulkar also holds the record for the most Test runs, with 13,742, as well as the most Test centuries – 48.