The Unleashed Legend
“His stroke play and dedication on & off the field is pleasing to the eye and it completes the real definition of True Indian Sportsmanship.”
The final wait for 369 days set down on 16th march, 2012 at Dhaka,when Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar constructed his 100th century for India, by scoring his 49th in one days adding to his total of 51 hundreds in tests.
After 33 attempts the master blaster unleashed himself into the much awaited dream, when he tucked Shakib-al-Hasan behind square for the single which probably got him the most joy throughout his magical 23 year cricketing career. It was certainly not one of the most cracking 100s of all, but certainly the most remembered one in World Cricket history. The Mumbaikar who has compiled more test and one day runs than anyone else I history, reached the milestone with a swift single, marking the epic moment with a modest glance to the sky while staring towards the Indian flag thereon.
The crowd at Dhaka experienced an Innovator slice out the best shot selections & the determination of the Maestro was well supported by the energizing crowd which set in to be a part of the history being made. Tendulkar, already a legend of the modern era made 114 off147 balls with 12 fours and a six before he was caught behind off seamer Mashrafe Mortazz in the 47th over.
Sachin remarked: “It hasn’t sunk in, but I have definitely lost about 50 kilos.”
While this achievement is impressive, it yet remains to be a very concocting one with two different forms of the game. Never the less it’s a well deserved & a splendid one. The 38 year old had further cemented his name in the records held by the legends of sporting champions.
The nation saluted the ma n for the greatest accomplishment of the Indian Cricket Era.“I join the nation in congratulating Sachin Tendulkar on his making history- A Hundred Centuries” -Dr Manmohan Singh, Prime Minister of India
Indian cricketing books had been piling on the records over the years, this one being the prominent one of them.
Surviving on the International Cricket stage has also been a major achievement by the Little Master keeping in mind the expectations and coping of pressures.His first hundred coming back then in 1990 against England at the age of 17 is itself a stupendous achievement back then.The Master Craftsman has not only left a mark of 100th century but has also showed the true greatness and dedication which kept him going over the years.
Sachin Tendulkar has been an integral part of the thoughts of Cricket fans, be it for his straight drive or back foot punch through cover & his calm, composed mind on the field or be his extra hours of dedication towards this sport. The “God” of Cricket, so rightly coined by his fans has been embarked rightly after achieving the best and providing the ultimate experience of cricket entertainment to his very own Indians.
He stands to be the greatest Champion of all time who will be revered by the greats of other sports as well. Mastering the game with hours of practice & hunger for runs has guided Sachin to set the greatest records of all time in the History of Indian Cricket.