Tendulkar, first batsman to score 100 centuries

Written by: Shuchi Sridhar
Published: Friday, March 16, 2012, 17:05 [IST]
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Tendulkar scores ton of tons

Sky is the limit for achievers aptly suits the little man who is always hungry for runs and has all records to his credit. Here's the Man, the master blaster Sachin Tendulkar who has reached another milestone today at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium making it a historic moment in Indian cricket by scoring his 100th international hundred against Bangladesh.

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This man, needs a standing ovation for yet another record of scoring 100 international centuries in the game of cricket.

The master blaster reached the milestone in the 44th over, as he drove a Shakib-al Hasan delivery to square leg to get a single while he was on 99* to complete the magical hundred and achieve this rare feat.

He has scored 51 hundreds in Tests and 49 centuries in One-day Internationals to reach the milestone of 100 international hundreds.

He reached the century of centuries off 138 balls, scored a few boundaries and as he was looking hungry for runs, Mortaza dismissed the legend while he was on 114, as wicket-keeper Rahim made no mistake to stop the legend from scoring more. This magnificent knock included 12 boundaries and a huge six.

But Bangladesh were late, as the damage was already done, as the Team has gone past 250 and personally Sachin would feel elated with this hundred, as he has got the monkey out of his back, which suggests that he can play the rest of the matches with ease.

A veteran of Indian cricket, Sachin has achieved everything in his cricketing career spanning 22 years, since his debut in 1989. You name it and the legendary cricketer has achieved it, which shows how dedicated and determined Tendulkar is even now, reminding everyone that he is still hungry for runs, at 38.

A complete batsman of his time, Sachin has been the run machine for India since 1989. Arguably the best cricketer India has ever produced, has made the country proud every time he plays for India in one way or the other.

Many legendary cricketers, critics termed him as a prodigious cricketer as he captured the attention of many when he made his International debut against Pakistan in 1989.

A man of few words, Sachin Tendulkar lets his willow do the talking everytime. His records can outshadow world's tallest building, becoming a wonder of the cricketing world.

His records are plenty. To put it in a nut shell, his first century, a match-saving one at Old Trafford, came when he was 17.

Sachin had 16 Test hundreds against his name before he turned 25. He became the first batsman to have scored 50 international hundreds in the year 2000 while he passed Brian Lara as the leading Test run-scorer in 2008, and in the years after, he went past 13,000 Test runs 30,000 international runs, and in 2010 became the first player to score 50 Test centuries.

Sachin holds the record for most hundreds in both Tests and ODIs. A remarkable effort,considering he didn't score his first ODI hundred till his 79th match. At 38, he seems to be untouched by age, retaining the enthusiasm for the game.

At 36, he broke a 40-year-old barrier by scoring the first double-century in one-day cricket. The recent century adds up to the tally of 99 marking his 100th ton. The first person to have achieved this milestone, in a span of less than 23 years.

His batting average is always on par with Bradman's batting average, could last forever as there is no other man on Earth to challenge this little man, who has numerous records, including the recent one to his credit which is next to impossible to break these records.

ThatsCricket congratulates the master blaster on completing this rare feat which cannot be emulated in the years to come and wish Tendulkar continues to entertain cricket fans all over the world.


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