Mumbai, Nov 25: Even as Sachin Tendulkar stood on the threshold of scoring a record 100th international ton, West Indies skipper Darren Sammy said his team is already mulling ways to break a few Indian hearts on Friday.
As Sammy said, Windies broke a few hearts indeed many as they managed to stop Tendulkar from scoring his 100th ton. Sachin was dismissed by Rampaul for 94, after falling short by 6 runs as he missed yet another opportunity to score the historic ton at his home ground.
Tendulkar was unbeaten on 67 as India made a strong reply to reach 281 for three at stumps on day three of the third and final Test against the West Indies on Thursday. The visitors had piled up 590 in their first innings.
Sammy had said "What I foresee is a full house tomorrow with the master (Sachin) on 60-70 odd. But with that we may have quite a few broken hearts tomorrow. The match is nicely poised. He is about to cross a massive landmark, a hundredth hundred. But also we have an opportunity to break a few hearts," on Thursday after the end of day's play.
Sammy said the team had worked on a plan to restrict the 38-year-old, who had at one stage raced to 38 in 57 balls. "We have our game plan, our bowling to a field. I did my job and other bowlers did theirs. We had an opportunity to get him out (dropped by wicketkeeper Carlton Baugh on 58) but unfortunately we couldn't. Tomorrow is another day. We have our plans and we would try to go out and execute it. I do admire him a lot, but when playing against him we want to get him out," he added.
Now, Sammy is a happy man, as he has achieved the goal by stopping the master blaster and breaking a few Indian hearts.