Ten others (but of course) played for Mumbai (Bombay then) when Tendulkar made his first-class debut on December 12,1988.
On the day when he announced that he would retire from the game after his 200th Test,The Indian Express takes a look at what his first ever teammates went on to do
Played his last first-class match on January 2,1992,the same day Tendulkar hit his first Test hundred in Australia,148* in Sydney. Runs a management company in Mumbai and is often seen as a cricket expert on news channels.
Stitched a 155-run stand with debutant Tendulkar,while also scoring a century (127). Played his last first-class match in 1991. Went on to become the executive director of Samira Habitats,a property chain in Alibaug.
finished his career with Assam,in 1999. Works in a dispensary in Yorkshire,England,as a manager. Used to host Tendulkar before every Headingley Test that India played.
Made his debut in the same match as Tendulkar. Played his last match in 1993. Is now a businessman in New Zealand and often plays for the Auckland Marathi Association (now known as Bombay Boyz) in the local league.
Played two Tests for India in 1982,before Tendulkar had faced a real cricket ball. A constant on the veterans circuit. Is BCCIs manager of cricket operations.
Played his last first-class match nine months before Tendulkar made his Test debut. Is now director of MCAs indoor cricket academy,where he analyses,among others,Arjun Tendulkars performances.
Retired in 1990. Is the CEO of a steel engineering plant in Pune. Is still on Tendulkars invite list for get-togethers.
Another Mumbai cricketer who finished his career with Assam,in 1994. Is an employee with TATA and is also a junior selector for the MCA.
Hung up his wicketkeeping gloves in November 2001 as a Madhya Pradesh stumper. Currently coaches Mumbai,under whom Tendulkar played his last Ranji Trophy match last season.
Lalchand Rajput (C),51
Tendulkars first captain in first-class cricket. His dismissal,run out on 99,witnessed Tendulkars entry to the batting crease. Waited for the boy to score his hundred before declaring the innings. Has served Indian cricket in various coaching and managerial roles (currently India A coach). Interestingly,he retired on November13,1998 the same day Tendulkar scored his record ninth ODI hundred of that year.