While one of cricket’s greatest ever batsmen, Sachin Tendulkar, was born on the 24th of April, the day also marked Lydia Ko’s entry into the world.
The Little Master is born
On the 24th of April 1973, Tendulkar was born.
Just sixteen years later he would make his Test debut for India against Pakistan in Karachi.
Among his many achievements, Tendulkar is the only player to have scored 100 international centuries, the first batsman to score a double century in a One Day International, the holder of the record for the number of runs in both ODI and Test cricket, and the only player to complete more than 30,000 runs in international cricket.
Tendulkar retired from all cricket in 2013 after a series against the West Indies. His career was some innings!
Another master is born
On the 24th of April 1997, Ko was born.
Ko is a New Zealand female professional golfer who played her first LPGA Tour event on nine February 2012 aged just 14 years, nine months and 16 days.
On the second of February 2015 at 17 years of age, she became the youngest player of either sex to be ranked number one in professional golf.
She already has two major championships to her name and is the youngest player to have achieved this feat in golf. Keep an eye on this young lady, there is every chance she will become the best that ever was.
1987: Li Ting, Chinese diver
1973 Stephen Fleming, cricketer
1971: Shinji Nakano, Japanese race car driver
1964: John Morris, cricketer