Video of Sachin Tendulkar's first interview taken by Tom Alter on 19th January 1989.
Tendulkar was a child prodigy back then who had carved a niche for himself as a run-machine in Mumbai circuit. Having made numerous records as a school child, Tendulkar was fast-tracked into the Mumbai Ranji team in 1988.
Tendulkar vindicated the faith of the selectors by slamming a century on his Ranji Trophy debut against Gujarat at the Wankhede Stadium.
Tendulkar was highly optimistic about getting into the Dilip Vengsarkar-led India team which was to tour West Indies, but he missed the bus. Later in 1989, Tendulkar forced his way into the team for the tour of Pakistan. And from then onwards he has never looked back.