Seventeen summers ago, Tendulkar had ventured into what was then an unchartered territory, during a match against Australia. That left West Indies needing five to win off the last ball or a final-ball six to finish with a flourish.
The rest of the squad remains the same as the selectors want to give Khaleel Ahmed an extended rope to test out his left-arm angle as it could well be the difference when India name the squad for the World Cup.
The 29-year-old's dominance with the willow is fast becoming a legacy as he blazes his predecessor's path, and Tendulkar promptly took to social media to celebrate his compatriot's milestone.
But to India's misfortune and good luck for the Windies, the second delivery was deflected off Ashley Nurse's back leg, resulting in four leg-byes. He had done it in 99 innings.
Shami, who made a comeback to the ODI side after a long gap even, failed to retain his place after managing just three wickets at the cost of 140 runs in the first two ODIs.
Going into the match on Wednesday, Kohli needed 81 runs to touch the magical figure of 10,000 ODI runs. He is now the world's No.1 batsman in both the Test and one-day formats.
Kohli has the knack of getting carried away with situations and apart from his own batting, he has shown that trait to be true everywhere. This following the all-rounder's announcement of his retirement from worldwide cricket, yesterday. In the same year, he managed to surpass both 8,000 and 9,000-run mark in ODI cricket.
At present, India is playing five-match ODI series against touring West Indies. Apart from Kohli, Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly, Rahul Dravid and MS Dhoni have scored over 10,000 runs in ODIs.
India would look to extend their lead while West Indies aim for a leveller as they face each other in the second One-day global at the Dr Y S Rajasekhara Reddy ACAVDCA Cricket Stadium on Wednesday.