Bangladesh v India, Asia Cup, Mirpur March 16, 2012

'100th hundred the toughest of them all' - Tendulkar

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Sachin Tendulkar has said his 100th international hundred "was the toughest of them all", after achieving the milestone against Bangladesh, in Mirpur, during the Asia Cup. Tendulkar went 33 innings without a century between India's group match against South Africa in the World Cup and Friday's game in Mirpur, and admitted it had been a "tough phase". He said he had not really started thinking about the 100th hundred until the media began to talk about it, but it had started to play on his mind after a while.

"Yes, I have to be honest. I am human and I have emotions so I was frustrated. It does play on your mind," Tendulkar said at the post-match press conference.

During the mid-innings break, he had explained to television commentator Ramiz Raja how he had not been able to get away from talk about his 100th hundred. "It's been a tough phase for me. I started off the season batting reasonably well. I was luckless. I am not playing only for my 100th hundred. It doesn't matter how many hundreds you score, you still put your head down, grind it out and do the job for the team.

"I was not thinking about the milestone, the media started all this; wherever I went, the restaurant, room service, everyone was talking about the 100th hundred. Nobody talked about my 99 hundreds. It became mentally tough for me because nobody talked about my 99 hundreds."

Despite the struggle to get to his 100th hundred and the pressure that that had built up around it, Tendulkar was able to joke about having finally achieved it, saying he had shed "50 kilos" with the 114 he made on Friday.

Tendulkar took 36 balls to go from 80 to 100 in Mirpur, but insisted he was not playing for the record. "The hundred was not the only thing on my mind. I was thinking about getting a good total for the team. When I looked at the scoreboard, I was looking at the run-rate and what we needed to do; I was avoiding looking at my personal score."

The wait for the milestone, Tendulkar said, had made him realise the value of an international century, while the varying opinions on whether or not he should continue his pursuit had not affected him. "After scoring 99 tons you are made to realise the value of a hundred. It's not easy, it was a testing period, but there were many people who helped me.

"There are opinions, some for some against. I don't read them, I have a job to do. Ups and downs are a part of life, there is no person who has not experienced it, and they teach you a lot in life.

"I am glad about the journey. It has tested my patience, my character. So many people have had questions, I don't read any of them. Somebody who has not gone through this will have only questions, not answers."

When asked about what lay ahead, Tendulkar was firm that he was not yet considering retirement, in fact mentioning that he was glad the milestone was "out of the way, so I can focus on the matches now".

"When I consider retirement, don't worry, I will not hide it from anyone. I will play as long as I am enjoying it and as long as I can contribute to the team. I don't play for milestones; that is a perception created by a few members of the media. I play cricket because I enjoy it."

In the mid-innings break, when Ramiz asked Tendulkar what message he wanted to send to youngsters who witnessed him make history, Tendulkar said it was important to never give up on chasing your dreams. "Enjoy the game and chase your dreams," he said. "Dreams do come true. I had to wait for 22 years for India to win the World Cup."

Edited by Tariq Engineer and Dustin Silgardo

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  • on March 19, 2012, 7:13 GMT

    Sachin once said that 100 was just a number. But I wonder why he was so "relieved" after he got the 100th, and felt "50 kilos lighter"....

  • bobmartin on March 18, 2012, 13:37 GMT

    Sachin will probably have say 700 or 800 innings in his career... He'll make many mistakes in that time, but all that happens is he gets out each time and lives to bat another day...He earns millions.... An airline pilot will probably do 1000 or more take-offs and landings in his career... If he makes one mistake... hundreds could die..including himself.... He gets paid thousands. That puts Tendulkar's achievemnets into perspective for me.

  • prashant1 on March 18, 2012, 9:58 GMT

    GOD ....is back !!! wooo hooo !!! Many many more runs and Hundreds to flow from his golden willow...and also would love to see the naysayers cringe EVEN MORE after 23 years !! Ha..Ha!!! love it!!!

  • kristee on March 18, 2012, 7:15 GMT

    Bradman too may have experienced pressure. But then, he didn't extend his career indefinitely to improve on his average, even though he had had phenomenal average in his last series, too.

  • on March 17, 2012, 20:03 GMT

    Its easy to put questions fom all those who ever scored a century in his life time.. Be in sachin's place..Sxoring `100th ton is not just as simple as swallowing lollypop.. Bradman gone for a duck in his last innings when he knew that he only had to score 4 runs in the last innings to make his average 100. He was in a great form then, but that is what mental presure is all about..Sachin made great contributions throught 22 yrs of cricket and i hope we dont need to feel bad about losing a series ...

  • Major_Hammad on March 17, 2012, 17:10 GMT

    Congrates to Tendulkar on personal Milestone/Record but always Remember My 6 Points: 1: Tendulkar scored 100th Hundred after struggle of 1+ year. 2: He scored 100th Hundred after 33 International Innings. 3: His 100th Hundred was his 2nd lowest strike rate in ODI Hundred by him. 4: He finally did it on Asian/subcontinent pitches, after failed to do it in England, Austrailia long tours. 5: He did it against weak team ( Anyhow at End of Day Stronger team than India) Bangladesh. 6: And India Lost the Match due to his slow Batting as he played maiden over (34th over) but at opposite scene Shakib made 18 runs in 37th over.

  • on March 17, 2012, 17:03 GMT

    those who critizing on sachins ton .. guys please understand that he is a human being ... no one can dare to score a ton even at his age under pressure(from media)who ever and what ever they say sachin is alwaz the best ...aussies mother fuckers are jelos of SRT..and his achievements...

  • RAAJ101 on March 17, 2012, 16:58 GMT

    EVERYONE WILL ADMIT THAT SACHIN'S 100TH TON WAS A VERY COSTLY ONE.

  • on March 17, 2012, 16:16 GMT

    Protea fan here . . . Ponting, Kallis, Bradman, Warne, Muli and so many more greats, but S. Tendulkar will remain the greatest, ever. The most wonderful thing about him, for me, is his humility, and it is not fake! What a player, what a cricket legend!!

  • m_ilind on March 17, 2012, 15:37 GMT

    It had to happen someday, and against the weakest opposition. And India lost, well played Bangladesh! This certainly won't be remembered as Sachin's match.

  • on March 19, 2012, 7:13 GMT

    Sachin once said that 100 was just a number. But I wonder why he was so "relieved" after he got the 100th, and felt "50 kilos lighter"....

  • bobmartin on March 18, 2012, 13:37 GMT

    Sachin will probably have say 700 or 800 innings in his career... He'll make many mistakes in that time, but all that happens is he gets out each time and lives to bat another day...He earns millions.... An airline pilot will probably do 1000 or more take-offs and landings in his career... If he makes one mistake... hundreds could die..including himself.... He gets paid thousands. That puts Tendulkar's achievemnets into perspective for me.

  • prashant1 on March 18, 2012, 9:58 GMT

    GOD ....is back !!! wooo hooo !!! Many many more runs and Hundreds to flow from his golden willow...and also would love to see the naysayers cringe EVEN MORE after 23 years !! Ha..Ha!!! love it!!!

  • kristee on March 18, 2012, 7:15 GMT

    Bradman too may have experienced pressure. But then, he didn't extend his career indefinitely to improve on his average, even though he had had phenomenal average in his last series, too.

  • on March 17, 2012, 20:03 GMT

    Its easy to put questions fom all those who ever scored a century in his life time.. Be in sachin's place..Sxoring `100th ton is not just as simple as swallowing lollypop.. Bradman gone for a duck in his last innings when he knew that he only had to score 4 runs in the last innings to make his average 100. He was in a great form then, but that is what mental presure is all about..Sachin made great contributions throught 22 yrs of cricket and i hope we dont need to feel bad about losing a series ...

  • Major_Hammad on March 17, 2012, 17:10 GMT

    Congrates to Tendulkar on personal Milestone/Record but always Remember My 6 Points: 1: Tendulkar scored 100th Hundred after struggle of 1+ year. 2: He scored 100th Hundred after 33 International Innings. 3: His 100th Hundred was his 2nd lowest strike rate in ODI Hundred by him. 4: He finally did it on Asian/subcontinent pitches, after failed to do it in England, Austrailia long tours. 5: He did it against weak team ( Anyhow at End of Day Stronger team than India) Bangladesh. 6: And India Lost the Match due to his slow Batting as he played maiden over (34th over) but at opposite scene Shakib made 18 runs in 37th over.

  • on March 17, 2012, 17:03 GMT

    those who critizing on sachins ton .. guys please understand that he is a human being ... no one can dare to score a ton even at his age under pressure(from media)who ever and what ever they say sachin is alwaz the best ...aussies mother fuckers are jelos of SRT..and his achievements...

  • RAAJ101 on March 17, 2012, 16:58 GMT

    EVERYONE WILL ADMIT THAT SACHIN'S 100TH TON WAS A VERY COSTLY ONE.

  • on March 17, 2012, 16:16 GMT

    Protea fan here . . . Ponting, Kallis, Bradman, Warne, Muli and so many more greats, but S. Tendulkar will remain the greatest, ever. The most wonderful thing about him, for me, is his humility, and it is not fake! What a player, what a cricket legend!!

  • m_ilind on March 17, 2012, 15:37 GMT

    It had to happen someday, and against the weakest opposition. And India lost, well played Bangladesh! This certainly won't be remembered as Sachin's match.

  • on March 17, 2012, 15:04 GMT

    you have done us proud, as a west indian i will always rate you as the best cricketer i have seen in my lifetime. continue to play because more records are there to be set.

  • Chennai_Voice on March 17, 2012, 14:53 GMT

    Good.. Can Sachin retire now?

  • Fogu on March 17, 2012, 14:30 GMT

    Congrats to Sachin. I don't know why some fans pit Dravid vs. Tendulkar and elevate one at the expense of the other. Why not say that these two are among the greatest cricketers India has ever produced. Respect both of them. Without them, India would not be what it is.

  • fudgys11 on March 17, 2012, 14:19 GMT

    The BD bowling was made to look world beating yesterday, just because one man wanted his record at any cost,Country and Team goes to dogs. And the whole nation has gone gaga over a stupid innings and conveniently forgotten than we have lost to probably the worst team in the world, This same team has been whiplashed by virtually everyone in the world. This also proves that Dhoni has either no imagination while captaining or the country is being taken for a big ride. He should quit on his own and stop making silly excuses. The easiest thing is to sound very nice and praise the opposition, While the main problem was Sachin, poor captaincy and unimaginatve bowling by a bunch of losers like Irfan, Praveen kumar, even that so called spinner ASHWIN. How can you have nearly similar team for TEST and ONE DAYS ? Everyone wants to play safe and keep his place in the team. SACHIN ITS TIME , QUIT ONE DAYS.

  • on March 17, 2012, 14:13 GMT

    awesome......... sachin hits century and india loses to bangladesh. what a mixed feeling!!!1

  • Dravid_Pujara_Gravitas on March 17, 2012, 13:44 GMT

    Dear Sachin, do you realise the team goal when you were pursuing this slow century? I was dreading this result. Sachin's slow century cost us this match. Sachin likewise scored gems in many winning causes. I'm not the one to foolishly say that India loses when Sachin scores a century. But, I'm against his game when it is out of sync with the team's interests. This is one such century and will be remembered for that. His 50th century in tests will also be remembered for the way he threw Unadkat in front of Steyn and Co resulting in innings defeat for us and Sachin remaining notout. I was a big fan of Sachin at that time and I saw that match praying for the sake of Sachin's 100 but his behaviour left a poor taste in my mouth that will never go away. A big lesson learnt about him. Sachin of late is not the same player he once was. Hopefully, he will start playing proper, honest cricket for the team before he retires, now that he scored that 100th 100.

  • on March 17, 2012, 13:12 GMT

    May God bless Sachin Tendulkar, who single handedly unites a country of 1.2 Billion people and and gives them so much happiness. Thats his biggest achievement.

  • CricketChat on March 17, 2012, 12:45 GMT

    Whatever anyone says, the statistical record will stay in books forever. Never mind, it didn't help Ind in an Ind win. His scoring rate at less then 80% against a weak Bang bowling is partly a contributing factor in order to desperately reach the 100. I do hope Sachin will take this opportunity to quit ODIs and play Tests only from now on.

  • Freewheeler on March 17, 2012, 12:44 GMT

    For all those who say cricket is a team game, and they are right, little do they know the era in which Sachin evolved as a cricketer. When the entire team was a bunch of non-performing jokers circa 1993-1999, Sachin was the only cricketer to lend Indian cricket respectability. Those in their 30s will always have fond memories of his single-handed and disdainful dismantling of terrific bowling attacks all over the world. Yes, his game changed with his elbow injury and he has become more circumspect. Yes, you can even call him selfish. But tell me who isn't? The degree of selfishness varies, and when the media has nothing to write about (no bollywood mistresses, no match-fixing accusations, no feuds with fellow players), they zone in on his 'perceived' selfishness. Every great sportsman had a flaw (temper, ego, moral failings) so let 'perceived' selfishness be Sachin's. But that won't deter my enjoyment of his success!

  • bobmartin on March 17, 2012, 12:18 GMT

    One of the biggest problems with the majority of Indian cricket supporters seems to be that Indian cricket revolves around Tendulkar... As long as he does well, then lose or win it doesn't matter... Here they are, all praise and glory to the little master, the God of Indian cricket for scoring a hundred against Bangladesh. And No ! it wasn't his tardiness in getting that hundred which cost India the game, it was the bowlers' fault for letting Bangladesh score more runs than India... Shame on you bowlers !! You let Sachin down. If he is so majestic, magnificent and above criticism, how come the little God didn't see fit to help his team win any matches in the last 2 test series.. But it's OK, those humiliating defeats, which he did nothing to prevent, are all forgotten now... Sachin has his century of centuries and all is right with Indian cricket.

  • onlyIndiathebest on March 17, 2012, 12:12 GMT

    Congratulations to Sachin!!!. The greatest batsman to play the game. He makes other " top " batsman look like they belong in the India A team. I liked the way he batted slowly even on a flat pitch even it meant India risk losing. You cannot have it all in the game and must choose wisely. India should just be grateful that they have the grace of someone like Sachin even playing for them.

  • on March 17, 2012, 11:37 GMT

    100th 100.Only one monkey is off his back. Now media will start to write that this was Sachin's 49th ODI century, and now we want 50th one. After scoring 50th, they want the 51st, because He has scored 51 centuries in Tests, so he should make 51 centuries in ODI also. So, unless he scores equal number of centuries in both formats, he should not retire.

  • on March 17, 2012, 11:05 GMT

    remember Shakib's flighted deliveries are quicker than praveen's fastest yorkers!!! and i dont think that indian batsmen like kohli, raina and whatever name they have..........are same capable as mushfik, sakib, tamim and nasir. and i think in huge tournaments like BPL, IPL, champions league T20....indian domestic players are not that deserving to play at.

  • on March 17, 2012, 11:04 GMT

    Tendulkar took 36 balls to go from 80 to 100 in Mirpur, but insisted he was not playing for the record. "The hundred was not the only thing on my mind. I was thinking about getting a good total for the team. When I looked at the scoreboard, I was looking at the run-rate and what we needed to do; I was avoiding looking at my personal score." ha ha

  • SaleemSabir on March 17, 2012, 9:55 GMT

    Well done, Sachin, what a humble man he is , after acheiving all the Milestones Possible in Crcicket , the Man was humble enough to accept the facts that it was hard for him, we all lin Pakistan love you sachin and would love to see you in Action in Lahore , karachi, Faisalabad , Multan, before you finaly decide to Put your feet up........, Congratulations once gain.....!

  • RD28 on March 17, 2012, 9:08 GMT

    Accept that 100 th 100 was weighing Sachin down and he was lil selfish in using up Balls to reach the Milestone but that is required for him to Break free from all the banter about 100 th century created by very people who are bragging him for being selfish, every one talking about 100 th century and no one caring about 99 centuries i made from Sachin says it all, Now that Mile stone is back of him he will be more free and expressive that will help Indian Cricket so wasting few balls to get rid of the Baggage on his shoulders doesn't concern me much , Not being able to defend 290 against Bangladesh shows more about the state of Indian Bowling than Selfishness of Sachin, Cant Dhoni Realize his Favoritism is hurting Indian cricket Vinay Kumar , Praveen Kumar are Slow and use less bowlers at least Irfan Pathan can be considered as an all rounder but Vinay and Praveen are Pie Chuckers as KP would put it.

  • on March 17, 2012, 8:49 GMT

    Only one thing to say, Sachin again proved that Chase your dream, everything will chase you...

  • butterBum on March 17, 2012, 8:33 GMT

    Tendulkar took 36 balls to go from 80 to 100 in Mirpur, but insisted he was not playing for the record. JOKE !.....Mr .Tendulkar please be graceful and leave your space in the team for any a buddying young player don't wait till that young player is be your son!

  • gautm on March 17, 2012, 8:27 GMT

    Amidst all the euphoria surrounding his 100th ton, people conveniently overlook the fact that yesterday's match was lost partly because of the slow scoring safety-first attitude shown by SRT.

    He may not say it explicitly, but SRT has always been a milestone-hungry player. One remembers his innings in Multan where he was pottering around trying to make a double ton. Selfless captain Rahul Dravid declared with SRT on 194 which sparked wild reactions.

    Even yesterday, the Bangladesh attack was being treated like an Australian one. On a flat deck, against a mediocre opposition, in conditions where you know that under lights batting gets easier with ball coming on, SRT ought to have pushed the scoring rate. But, Alas.......

  • sdcruz on March 17, 2012, 8:15 GMT

    Well done Sachin - lets not forget you scored you most 100s against the Aussies.

  • Mervo on March 17, 2012, 8:05 GMT

    And this slow century in a non-first class game, caused his side to lose ...

  • Spelele on March 17, 2012, 8:02 GMT

    With all due respect to Tendulkar (I actually respect the fact that he has managed a record that will never be broken) but his record, at best, displays longevity; nothing more! The fact that he has scored his 100th in a losing cause, against Bangladesh in a meaningless match in the Asia Cup pretty much sums his whole career up really. Ask yourself this question. Why did the 100th 100 not come in any of the important overseas matches when India were getting whitewashed and needed him the most?

  • moBlue on March 17, 2012, 7:52 GMT

    to all the folks who say nasty things about sachin, that he is selfish, that IND always lose when he scores a hundred (as if it is his fault! uuuh... IND would have lost by a bigger margin if he didn't score that hundred... do the math!!!), etc. - there is a wise saying: "don't believe everything you think!" none of you - nor i - have even come close to walking in sachin's shoes. yet you armchair pundits *know* what his motives are, what is going on in his brain, etc.? have you played cricket ever? it is such a game of luck! the blade is only 4 inches wide, the ball swings, and you got three slips waiting. for a batsmen to be as good for as long as sachin has been, it takes exceptional talent, yes, ***but it also takes extraordinary dedication and hard work to be able to beat such odds!!!*** yet i don't hear a word of appreciation for that from you guys! you are precisely the type of people who wouldn't recognize genius if it comes and bites you in the rear! go worship your boy rohit!!

  • on March 17, 2012, 7:49 GMT

    Like always team let's down the master again shame on the bowlers

  • on March 17, 2012, 7:24 GMT

    As well as "Slow in the field", forthright Dhoni should add the epithet "slow to score centuries", when he describes the aging greats in his team.

  • kcpingle on March 17, 2012, 7:17 GMT

    If one just divides his total number runs 33854, by his total of innings 763 ( tests + ODI ), then this contribution is the highest amongst batsmen who have played atleast 25% of his total innings ( 190 innings minimum ) !! This is some "contribution" to his team and the game of cricket !!

  • on March 17, 2012, 6:00 GMT

    sachin tendulkar is one & only cricketer to get this achievment.........

  • on March 17, 2012, 5:55 GMT

    pls do not hit another 100 because india will lose the match for example- banglaesh vs india ........

  • NRPOnline on March 17, 2012, 5:55 GMT

    Do not understand why people get mad when Sachin's 100 are called "big deal" when he scores them for losing cause and criticize bowlers for not helping him make it for a winning cause. How come same set of bowlers are pumped up when Gauti or Kohli score centuries? Because Sachin's centuries are over-hyped. His greatness is now proving to be counter-productive in the dressing room. Other 10 team-members simply cannot get it out of their mind while doing their share. It is almost like, "if Sachin is happy, nothing else matters". The premature celebrations are working against the team. In my humble opinion, Sachin should get another one against PAK (his 50th in one-day) and just hang his boots. It is good for him too. Mentally he is totally drained and it was pretty evident in Australia. Even the 100th one was pretty scratchy. His mind, body, hands, legs and eyes are in different plane now. The co-ordination is deteriorating day by day. It is his age and nothing else. Bravo Sachin!!

  • on March 17, 2012, 5:51 GMT

    As an indian fan i am very much disappointed the way sachin batted yesterday. from the very beginning it is pretty clear that he is looking for the century.Sachin was on 82 at the time 32nd over then he reach the century at 44th over. he took more than 12 over to get his century...that was a costly miss..congrtualtion for 100th ton.but yesterday you were only playing for your milestone.. not for the country..

  • HarishVS on March 17, 2012, 5:48 GMT

    Atlast the 100th 100! Congratulations Sachin! But I personally feel he should have got this century in the Test series or CB series before. Because of the tension which the little master himself admitted, he laboured thru the century mark from his 80s which finally put pressure on other Batsmen to step up the runrate. If it was not for Raina's amazing fifty Indian total would have been miserly and Bangladesh would have made a mockery of the match. Nothing to be take away anything from Sachin's achievement. Very loose and third rated bowling from Ifran and PK let the match slip away from India and Sachin should not be blamed for this loss. Because of our weak bowling many a Sachin's 100s have come in loosing causes but the fans should understand that it is weak Indian bowling that has let down India badly than a Sachin Hundred! Best wishes for rest of his career! Hail the Master!

  • puntertakeson on March 17, 2012, 5:47 GMT

    Sachin's ton cost India a match. How egregious when people like Sachin plays for himself not for team. Congrats Sachin for taking almost 50 ball to score 16 runs (84 - 100). There is any shame inside him, he should retire from ODI. Cricinfo Pls publish

  • Akheel on March 17, 2012, 5:30 GMT

    CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Deb_Rockstars on March 17, 2012, 5:23 GMT

    Just for everyone's reference, Sachin isnt 39 yet, he will complete 38 on April 24th - next month. Also for those who think he is getting old - remember as recently as last year Sanath Jayasuriya played international T20 for SL at the age of 42, and he was a regular in the SL side till 40. Also recently Brad Hogg made a successful return to international T20 at the age of 40! if you look beyond cricket Martina Navratilova played (and won) grand slam doubles tennis till almost 50 years age!..so its not always about the age, its about the desire, the passion & enjoyment from the game, the competitive urge, the ability to keep mind & body up for the grind. As long as Sachin is feels he is loving doing what he is doing, its no one's business to suggest him to even consider retirement. And lifelong supporters of the master like myself are only too happy to see him stride out to the center!

  • Rajeshj on March 17, 2012, 5:20 GMT

    its not anti-sachin... but mere facts... Sachin has failed to score this century against top cricketing nations for the past few months.. now he has done it with a low-ranked team and a weak bowling attack... more over he has taken 140 deliveries to score it wasting a number of deliveries on a flat track.. I would say a few more runs could have saved us the match... do you think we should rejoice this effort... naah... he is 39+ and he should call it a day at least now.. he would be respected more that way... but it is an undeniable fact that his primary focus had always been his personal milestones... much was evident on his speech yesterday...

  • PTtheAxis on March 17, 2012, 5:12 GMT

    it seems most indians are satisfied with this century despite the fact that it led to a loss to bangladesh. what more needs to be said ...

  • puntertakeson on March 17, 2012, 4:47 GMT

    Sachin's ton cost India a match. How egregious when people like Sachin plays for himself not for team. Congrats Sachin for taking almost 50 ball to score 16 runs (84 - 100). There is any shame inside him, he should retire from ODI. Cricinfo Pls publish

  • bestanalyst on March 17, 2012, 4:18 GMT

    Congratulations sachin !!! You are the greatest ever to have picked up the cricket bat.. I grew up watching you and admiring you and worshipping you.. You are a true inspiration to everyone on and off the field.. I watch cricket only to see you play.. SALUTE to the GOD of cricket !!

  • vinov_guy on March 17, 2012, 3:35 GMT

    Congrats sachin for the achievement... Never give up.... good thought for all....

  • on March 17, 2012, 3:22 GMT

    people won't understand value of person once he is playing,,,, If Sachin retires from INDIA ODI for sure there is no one to replace him... Don't blame him as he plays for his record... He always live and die for his country at this age tooo That is Sachin... I'm proud to be live along with Sachin period..

  • Aashish_goyal on March 17, 2012, 3:20 GMT

    @getsetgopk..India lost the match because of bowling and fielding..and what you are saying about Dravid is totally wrong..instead he always played for his records..his only aim was to face as many balls as possible and remaining not out so that he can improve his avg.India lost or drew so many matches from winning position because of Dravid,>>And 1 thing more,i agree Tendulkar did not play upto mark but still his second lowest strike rate for his hundreds is well ahead of Dravid's overall strike rate.I talk about facts not nonsense like you, about a true legend like Sachin.

  • landl47 on March 17, 2012, 3:16 GMT

    Now that he's managed to get his milestone, perhaps India will recognize that the longer he plays, the longer it will be before they can build a team that will be a force again. Congratulations and thanks to Sachin for all the memories- enjoy your retirement.

  • on March 17, 2012, 3:05 GMT

    I was pray to god for century to sachin since world cup final . Finally god heard my pray . i am so happy for master blaster sachin . he's only one person who made and wrote history of cricket .Sachin is my favorite player and i want to see him on cricket pitch for every match with indian team because he's always fit for play. All people celebrate for sachin international 100th of 100

  • on March 17, 2012, 3:05 GMT

    watch out world, now comes the real tendulkar with out the monkey on his back.. i hope now he will play with his usual confidenence.. without a doubt the greatest run machine since Brandman..congratulations to a cricketing god..

  • thinktank1 on March 17, 2012, 2:48 GMT

    oh common Sachin.. You will enjoy the game even at 50 yrs. That's not the point boss. You know, youngsters have lot of energy.. they have that burning desire to perform extraordinarly on the field.. to prove to the world that they are rising stars. Give them a chance.. they will bring new things into the system.. new attitude. Just retire on high.

  • ToTellUTheTruth on March 17, 2012, 2:47 GMT

    Now that monkey is off his back, I think he is going to enjoy his cricket to the fullest. Bad news for bowlers all around the world. He will want to make a statement about his ability, irrespecitve of his age, and will sign off on a majestic high. Guaranteed. Look at his record. Everytime he had to cross a milestone, he struggled (with our expectations ofcourse), but once he crosses that landmark, he just goes beserk. Wishing you all the best things in the world Sach. Reconsider your ODI career though.

  • ajayrcs on March 17, 2012, 2:46 GMT

    100th Hundred great but still on the loosing side that's the question. When we talk about Indian cricket team we can say Sachin only person to score 100th 100 in the world but would it be better if we called as India the World Dominator or India Invincible. No because for some people its good that only one man can take the credit. That's where the talk about cricket greatest (Sachin, Ponting, Lara,Bradman) comes to end.Now ask yourself who among them Played for their country, Played to win and did well.

  • Sachin-all_time_hero on March 17, 2012, 2:44 GMT

    Thank you God !!!!!!!!!!!

  • WishIndiaImprove on March 17, 2012, 2:33 GMT

    @rahulbose: you are correct. It is ok to miss one match for Sachin's 100..100. Now he is out of pressure. We will see old sachin ...playing with free mind.. waiting to see his innings with Pak... Best of luck SRT.... You are the man.. prove that Old is Gold...

  • saketbvps on March 17, 2012, 2:09 GMT

    Sachin........truly u r the god of cricket...!

  • NAP73 on March 17, 2012, 1:51 GMT

    One can always rely on racking up stats and breaking out of lacklustre form by playing against Bangladesh and Zimbabwe. Now he will be back to normal, seeing as it is out of the way. It also helps put distance from the drubbing India received in England and Australia. On another note, can we please stop playing so many pointless ODIs everywhere around the world these days.

  • Doogius on March 17, 2012, 1:42 GMT

    Sachin, I hope you play for another 1000 tests and have many more milestones to come. After all, if your going to focus on 'milestones' rather than matches, I hope you play for India for ever. From everyone in Oz, its seems to us appropriate you score this in a game against the bangas. Very appropriate...

  • Drew2 on March 17, 2012, 0:55 GMT

    Fittingly against the team that has contributed most towards his Test Average. As good as he has been, he is playng for records these days. He will retire soon because his avreage is dropping and he cannot afford to finish his career with a bad memory.

  • on March 17, 2012, 0:55 GMT

    Sachin just played his cricket, records followed him, that is not his fault. A carrier spanning more than two decades with spot less charecter is the greatest message he has given to the world of sports which is infested with all types of scandals. Sachin is a legend no doubt about it

  • on March 17, 2012, 0:45 GMT

    He is destined to achieve the impossibles. Keep going.

  • on March 17, 2012, 0:17 GMT

    Thank you and congratulations paaji! Keep rocking .... !!! Love the masters hair style.. !!!

  • on March 17, 2012, 0:14 GMT

    It will be foolish to blame the great icon, the bowling failure cost us the match. It is a game of cricket, winning or losing is part of it, we need to go ahead. What sachin has achieved, very few people gifted on this earth can do that. One thing i learnt from Sachin is don't buckle under any pressure, do what you think the best. He will call it a day to one day internationals with his head up....Thank you very much Sachin

  • Dadu786 on March 16, 2012, 23:25 GMT

    While Sachin and his team mates were focusing on his century, where bangladesh played one unit.

  • on March 16, 2012, 23:16 GMT

    Greatest in my lifetime, Kallis close ssecond.

  • on March 16, 2012, 23:11 GMT

    Congratulation Sachin. It is definitely a big achivement for you, for your country infact for the whole world of cricket. (Message from Pakistan)

  • TamilIndian on March 16, 2012, 22:51 GMT

    Dont know why I feel emotional - may be because I'm afraid he will retire now that he has got the 100? If you saw him in the Australia tests he was the best Indian batsman and it was clearly the 100th that was making him lose the plot. Now that he has made it I think you are going to see a rejuvenated Sachin - All teams take notice!

  • onphel1 on March 16, 2012, 22:51 GMT

    Those who are not happy about Sachin Tendulkar's feats are nothing but jealous. Simple. Pure Jealousy. Like what the master said, "those who have not done it have only questions and NO ANSWER". Well said Little Master.

  • AnotherCricketer on March 16, 2012, 22:35 GMT

    The cricket fans are indebted to Tendulkar for all that he has done for the game. The records are stepping stones for others to build on and reach for newer heights. Tendulkar has done his deed and will be remembered for it for a very long time to come. -- Pak fan

  • on March 16, 2012, 22:27 GMT

    What a guy Tendulkar is! I always rated him higher than Bradman and I have my doubts if his record will ever be broken. He is a very good soul too, never been involved in anything negative. Wish my Pakistani team had a batsmen of his calibre. Congrats to all cricket lovers, it is a pleasure watching this dude play...

  • on March 16, 2012, 22:11 GMT

    Sachin...the cricketing God!! keep playing for 20 more years :) According to me, you will still be the greatest player even if you score 100 zeroes in a row :)

  • Pane on March 16, 2012, 22:08 GMT

    100th 100 in a losing cause, feel sorry for him

  • JG2704 on March 16, 2012, 21:40 GMT

    Many negatives amongst the comms.Not sure how much truth there is.290 is a decent score to set. Also you have to fire the comms more at the selectors if ST has been selfish to the detriment of the team. Surely the bowling (esp at the end) and the Bangladesh batting have more to do with it

  • playitstraight on March 16, 2012, 21:33 GMT

    @timtom - well something overhauled the "God of cricket" today! Bangla!!!

  • on March 16, 2012, 21:17 GMT

    Century of 100s == 10,000+ runs scored just in hundreds. Most people who have scored 10,000 runs combined in all forms of international cricket would consider their International career highly successful. Century of 100s is beyond imagination.

  • StatisticsRocks on March 16, 2012, 21:03 GMT

    Salute To The Gr8 MAN. Its amazing to see the anti comments agnst SRT including @Dravid_Gravitas. I just dont get it SRT VS. DRAVID? I understand when other countries want to make the comparisons, but for us Indians does it really matter who is better. For GOD's sake they played for our country and became the envy of other cricket playing nations. We shd be grateful and consider lucky to have seen SRT, DRAVID, DAdA, LAX, VIRU all play for INDIA more or less at the same time. Because of such talent Indian batting was more feared even when these players were closing in on 40 (agewise). That speaks volumes about the character and talent of these individual and to represent a country at the same time is never heard of and we will never see such batting talents grace our lives all at the same time again. We all know scoring 1 century in domestic cricket is not easy let alone at the international level, but to do it 100 times speaks invinsibility and greatness. Sir Sachin I bow to u

  • bobmartin on March 16, 2012, 20:42 GMT

    So another hundred for Tendulkar...But did his innings win the game...No.. So it's all rather pointless isn't it... Just like the "record"... Add all his centuries together. test, ODI and T20 and it totals 100 Hooray.. Maybe we'll now be spared all the claptrap about when he'll make it..Two years we've had to put up with it.. Now he's done it in a losing cause... Big deal !!! What does that hundred mean now.... nothing... It's simply a figure in some fallacious record.

  • on March 16, 2012, 20:33 GMT

    A very good achievement in cricketing history. What a pleasure to watch the little master notching up a 100 hundreds in international cricket. What a glorious career he has had in international cricket. Well done Sachin you deserve more records. Keep it up master blaster and try and entertain for some more years. Well done Master

  • SKamaraj on March 16, 2012, 19:57 GMT

    We all love him for what you have done for India. I still remember what Virat Kholi said when Mark Nicholas asked him why he carried Sachin on his shoulders just after India won the world cup - "because he has carried the burden of India's batting for the last 21 years" - so true and so brilliantly put. My request to Sachin: Carry on batting for India's sake - don't worry about the whiners. They know nothing and will always see a half empty glass in everything in life.

  • coolguysunil777 on March 16, 2012, 19:56 GMT

    I fail to understand what else is SRT supposed to do so that his critics accept him...is he the only player playing in the team to win?? what are the other 10 players doing ?? 289 was a decent total to defend especially against a team like Bangladesh...if our bowlers cant take 10 bangladeshi wickets then obviously a century scored by any Indian batsmen will go in vain...He has never been lucky in his career like ponting to have great bowlers around to bowl out the opposition and take credit and win matches....He has proved enough....Please give credit where it is due...it was his first ODI century against Bangladesh so its good his 100th came against them...just imagine he had got it against any other team and had he retired all these pervert critics would have then complained that the master couldnt score a century against bangladesh....

  • on March 16, 2012, 19:50 GMT

    celebration lasted for just 3 hours, This worst thing happen in cricketing world,, he wait more than one year but do it in a loosing cause

  • abhi026 on March 16, 2012, 19:34 GMT

    Great sir......you have just given us the real pleasure.Now I hope that I will see a fearless sachin just playing freely and enjoying the game.You are hero in our country do some more special things to cheer.

  • on March 16, 2012, 19:33 GMT

    give up while u'r ahead .. retire with your head held high.

  • on March 16, 2012, 19:26 GMT

    RETIRE NOW AND LET OTHERS LIVE!

  • on March 16, 2012, 19:21 GMT

    We are always with you Sachin!!!!!!!!!!! we love you all!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • hagar009 on March 16, 2012, 19:20 GMT

    Who are Match Winner's, Record says it all…. Tendulkar 51- Test 100's IND has won 20 Matches Ponting 41-Test 100's AUS has won 27 Matches Kallis 41-Test 100's SA has won 19 Matches Inzamam-ul-Haq 25-Test 100's Pak has won 17 Matches

  • umpatel on March 16, 2012, 19:19 GMT

    One of the worst Strike Rate for him, 77, clearly say he desperately need this.

    http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine/player/35320.html?class=2;filter=advanced;orderby=runs;player_involve=1934;runsmin1=100;runsval1=runs;search_player=SR+Tendulkar;team=6;template=results;type=batting;view=innings

  • on March 16, 2012, 19:16 GMT

    Congrats Tedulkar, Indian team doesnt deserve you

  • on March 16, 2012, 18:34 GMT

    What dream is Sachin chasing now...??????

  • on March 16, 2012, 18:27 GMT

    hatsoff new look sachin... l like ur hair style and ton.. 100th ton!!!!

  • on March 16, 2012, 18:11 GMT

    Master. this guy is best BUT I LOVE PAKISTAAN

  • on March 16, 2012, 18:04 GMT

    These are meamorable moments of India Cricket team!!

  • Hursh_Valecha on March 16, 2012, 17:57 GMT

    Congratulations. I am proud to be born and witness all his centuries and each century has a class written all over. I feel it not the gift for us to witness this moment, Sachin is a GIFT to all of us, to all the cricket lovers, to the people who just treat cricket as a "Gentleman's game". Regarding the media and especially to news channels, i'll say keep on writing against him. How much u people will write or say or comment. He will keep on getting his hundreds, will keep on giving his 100% for india in cricket. He will retire on his own. You people can continously waste ur time to get the publicity or TRP. We will witness the sport with Sachin playing. No matter if he gets out on 10 or 100, his greatness will remain. Its your choice. Either keep ur mouth shut and watch cricket or waste your talent and time.

  • CurryNCricket on March 16, 2012, 17:48 GMT

    Yet another century and big defeat for India. 114 runs using 147 balls! He could score bit faster and not to worry about his century's century. Are you going to play one more year for your century's half century? Enough is enough Please retire and give someone else a chance. What you haven't achieved? By the way I am always been your fan although I always been the greatest fan of Team India way before you started playing for India.

  • Udendra on March 16, 2012, 17:48 GMT

    feel for the fellow. he scores, India looses.

  • on March 16, 2012, 17:45 GMT

    Obviously a great 'personal' achievement - Congratulations. But these self loving achievements never help the team win - today is another example, for the umpteenth time! Perhaps it is now time to hang up the gloves; there is a long queue of talented kids waiting for their turn.

  • amitksingh on March 16, 2012, 17:02 GMT

    i love Sachin... CONGRATES TO ALL.

  • A_Vacant_Slip on March 16, 2012, 16:56 GMT

    been a tough phase ...! sure - Losing so many games of cricket must be very hard on anyone's nerves - even Tendulkar. Thing is - people will only remember this game for one thing - and that won't be Tendulkar getting a hundred.

  • Nadeem1976 on March 16, 2012, 16:55 GMT

    What a great achievement by Sachin. Now matter what you achieved it. In my eyes you are the best cricketer of all time. No cricketer ever had that bigger fan base, that great of records and that great of team and nation support.

    Only man in history where billion people walk with him in the ground with high hopes.

    True Genius, True Master and Great sportsman. Sachin you did it, you did it.

  • Steve_Stifler on March 16, 2012, 16:52 GMT

    @getsetgopk: Did India lose because of Sachin's hundred or their useless bowlers bowled rank full tosses, long hops and juicy volleys when they just had to bowl a decent wicket to wicket line? Show some love son...

    We all adore Dravid too but Sachin is always extra special....

  • BanglaBandhu on March 16, 2012, 16:52 GMT

    Hats off to Bangladesh for overshadowing such a great achievement by Sachin. I hope he doesn't retire too early as Pakistan must be licking their lips. Bangladesh at a minimum has highlighted Indias weakness. Mushifiqur spoke about it before the match .... the bowling is very weak ... you all know it. Jai Bangladesh. Namaste to you all!!

  • on March 16, 2012, 16:47 GMT

    @manojs3010 - Your argument does not make sense! The pre-requisite for a journalist/critic is not that he/she perform better than the person they are writing about. That amounts to absurdity! And let's get something straight - no one is questioning SRT's achievements, but the reality is that the quest for this manufactured statistic had become a farce, to say the least. I believe that opinion has to be respected

  • on March 16, 2012, 16:46 GMT

    114 off One hundred and forty seven. Most of it when India was one wicket down.

    Congratuations Sachin.

    Can you please let me know when do plan to retire? If at all?

  • SHAN16_JERK on March 16, 2012, 16:36 GMT

    As Nasir Hossain aptly said - Bradman is great! But, SACHIN IS THE GREATEST EVER TO PLAY THIS GAME OF CRICKET. Most of the so called Sachin haters probably never held a bat in their hand so they will never know the tense feeling one has when one walks to bat. To do that better than anybody in the history of the game while facing some of the world's best bowlers both pace and spin, on every kind of pitch - seaming, greentops, dustbowls, and flat track, against every opponent team in both format of the game , in every cricketing country in both formats, and do that consistently for 22 years and counting with poise and dignity, and still remain the model of humbleness, humanity, and perfect gentleman has to be SUPERMAN effort if not godly effort. This milestone of 100 international centuries will never be broken. The great Einstein once said about Gandhiji that the future generation will not believe that such man walked on earth. Same can be said about Sachin.

  • Shan156 on March 16, 2012, 16:35 GMT

    Relieved that SRT got his ton. But, would this mean he will now play till the 2015 world cup? I believe he would. @dpkr, if you put it that way, it is fine. However, some Indian fans also claim that India is an amazing team with great bowlers like Zaheer and Harbhajan. If Sachin alone is not responsible for India not winning tests, then he alone cannot be responsible for them winning tests and India's ascent to the #1 ranking. Cricket is a team sport and while individual records are nice to cherish, it is the team records that matter. You cannot have both - either Sachin is great or the Indian team is great. I believe it is the former but, of course, you are free to assume whatever you want to. oh, btw, as expected, India's defeat to Bangladesh has been overshadowed by SRT's 100.

  • xylo on March 16, 2012, 16:29 GMT

    More than it affected Sachin, it affected the team much more. Occupying a slot that rightfully belonged to future talent, and slowing down the team along with him would not have been tolerated in any other team. So now that he has achieved his personal goal/milestone, he should accept the accolades and respectfully call it a day. I am hoping that Dhoni will be realistic and does not pick Sachin for ODIs any more at the least; it is a sad story that Dravid left cricket given he had had only a bad tour of Australia while VVS and Sachin have been free-loading for the past one year.

  • SRAM20 on March 16, 2012, 16:23 GMT

    To all those who say Sachin plays for records and the team would have benefited had he not played for his hundred. First of all, he didnt play for his hundred. I believe the man himself. He has been an exemplary character off the field that I believe his words. Secondly, replace him and see who else can score the same amount of runs and yet win more no. of matches for India than Sachin Tendulkar has done so far. I BET YOU, I BET YOU!! Find me one such player (Dravid - NO!, Ganguly - NO NO NO). Dravid and Ganguly are NOTHING in front of Tendulkar. Dravid is getting all the sympathy and flowers now that he is retired. Same with Ganguly. Once Tendulkar goes, watch the crazy adulation, tears, etc that follow his retirement. The truth is, Tendulkar has been above all and will continue to do so. Probably someone in the future might surpass Tendulkar (Kohli is not that guy. He doesnt have even a decent character). But from his generation and the past ones, Tendulkar IS THE BEST EVER!!!

  • on March 16, 2012, 16:13 GMT

    Thanks Sachin for entertaining us for so many years. As a Bangladeshi fan, I am happy his hundredth century came in Dhaka. Though I must say, in hindsight, his century actually kept the Indian total low and made it possible for us to chase it :)

  • CBVIJAY on March 16, 2012, 16:12 GMT

    Once Again.. Sachin Century in Unlucky for team India. Today it seems he played for his 100th ton. 100 in 135 balls is not his natural game. If he played well, india would have crossed 300 and would have win this match... So not happy with the way he batted today to score his century... Its better for him to retire now with 100 tons. He should not look for the milestoen of 20000 runs.

  • on March 16, 2012, 16:10 GMT

    Indian team should have shown some courtesy when the maestro delivered his magic..!!

  • CivilGaurav on March 16, 2012, 16:06 GMT

    There is some bad news. Sorry to break it on such a wonderful occasion suddenly. The bad news is that Tendulkar has 49 ODI . So be prepared for another painstaking year or two until Sachin reaches another milestone , which may never be broken again.

  • on March 16, 2012, 15:57 GMT

    Congratulations Sachin form a Sri Lankan fan, hope you enjoy the moment and score many more against all the countries except Sri Lanka...lol

  • ElPhenomeno on March 16, 2012, 15:54 GMT

    I think that he is so down to earth and has had a near flawless career is what probably bothers so many outsiders. As a south african, I find it hard to imagine anyone to emulate what he is done "OFF" the field for nearly 2.5 decades. Warne was great but hardly flawless. Ponting is a legend but it was so easy to hate him. Steve Waugh had his battles. As did Akram and other greats. I really do not remember a cricketer as well liked and woshipped who managed to excel consistently at a high level and yet kept his head down. The only other sportsperson who comes to mind is Lionel Messi who seems to be in a similar mold and the funny thing is there is a fair share of messi haters out there who all secretly wish he was one of their own.

  • on March 16, 2012, 15:40 GMT

    If India loses here Sachin should retire tomorrow.

  • Agnidip on March 16, 2012, 15:27 GMT

    I guess the anti Sachin fans have given Sachin the God status as they expect him to score a century every time he picks up the willow.They should remember that Sachin is after all a human being.CONGRATS to the gr8 man and the best batsman ever walked on the earth

  • on March 16, 2012, 15:19 GMT

    hail d little master!!! Hope ur critics find atlst a place in d world 4 hidin!!!

  • on March 16, 2012, 15:18 GMT

    Congrats sachin. Fans, becareful what you wish for , him playing 2015 world cup only means disaster to team India's cause just like in England, Australia.

    Devil's Advocate

  • on March 16, 2012, 15:10 GMT

    Well compared to some of Indian legends like Kapil Dev, Md Azharuddin and others. Sachin has achieved the records very quickly without becoming weight-age to the team. Lean patch for Sachin is very mini. I am happy that he has achieved his 100th hundred and I congratulate him for achieve this goal. He made India very proud.

  • prashant1 on March 16, 2012, 14:59 GMT

    GOD !!! ....is back....the next 5 yrs are going to belong to GOD again!!... all the haters can keep whining ...HA!!

  • manojs3010 on March 16, 2012, 14:54 GMT

    @dpkr :: I agree with Sir

  • Rahulbose on March 16, 2012, 14:50 GMT

    I am just happy to watch him bat one more time these days. Congratulation on getting another ODI ton, and getting this milestone talk over and done with. He has gone back to his old hair style, feels like the 90s are back again.

  • manojs3010 on March 16, 2012, 14:49 GMT

    I see a lot of anti-sachin, still not satisfied with sachins effort... if this man can still hit a 100 at the age of 39+ , what else you want him to prove... people and editors who are commenting and writing article on sachin retirement... thinking he has become old ... have they ever faced a single ball on the cricket ground... how can such people write something about this great man....anyways, leave all anti-sachin aside and lets celebrate this moment for the great man. Praise the Lord! Congratulations Sachin... i always want to see you play cricket...

  • getsetgopk on March 16, 2012, 14:39 GMT

    Only if it was true, even todays hundred, India should have gone well beyond 300 if he wasn't playing for his hundred all along. He played for his record, personal record unlike dravid who really and truely played for the team and the country. But well done anyways, that record is something isn't it.

  • on March 16, 2012, 14:38 GMT

    Thalaiva you are the one and only cricketer who will be remembered for Trillions of years. Like my master Sachin me too was chasing my dream for past 2 years with tough phase in my life. Now, I am very much confident that I will surely acheive it this year itself.

    As soon as Master Sachin reached 90's I stopped working and ran down from my office to the near by tv showroom and saw the glorious moment of all time in all the televisions around me.

  • on March 16, 2012, 14:36 GMT

    This, I intended to send for my very loving brother Suraj Rimal.

  • on March 16, 2012, 14:28 GMT

    Thank you, dearest, for all the experiences and the cherished memories...

  • dpkr on March 16, 2012, 14:27 GMT

    A man who has had all wealth , fame , records at his feet , yet humble with no controversies , no gossips , no late night parties , no negative comments about other players....is something to salute. Please dont say tendulkar play for records...Does he ever said..dont add these runs to India's total...and please do check the stats comparing him , lara , ponting and he still ranks NO.1 among them...If you say he doesnt play matchi winnning performance ..then my question would what other 10 players were doing in the team if only 1 player had to do everything.....He never had the advantage during his peak career like ponting had with exceptions bowlers to support.

  • timtom on March 16, 2012, 14:24 GMT

    Keep going GOD of cricket... Nothing will stop you...

  • on March 16, 2012, 14:21 GMT

    Hats off to the MASTER !!

  • Dravid_Pujara_Gravitas on March 16, 2012, 14:17 GMT

    Where's the Bharat Ratna? Bring it on!

  • on March 16, 2012, 14:15 GMT

    We ! (countless fans) never worried about 100th ton, beacause we know very well that many more will come for sure! becoz we have grown by watching you play well like this almost all the times....! Today is just a special day for us to celebrate... and proudly say to all over the world that, we are fans of this little greatest cricket legend ever...! Hats off you to sir , and we promise that, we will be with you in all your good and bad times untill our last breath...!

  • lovecricket07 on March 16, 2012, 14:15 GMT

    you're the best cricketer ever lived and will live on the earth....... Congratulations on your another milestone........

  • on March 16, 2012, 14:13 GMT

    The True Cricketer. Having 99 centuries and "not played for 100th century" The most humble player in this world of cricket. To Sachin: Please play for India till 2015 World Cup.

  • on March 16, 2012, 14:10 GMT

    Congratulation to sachin tendulkar n Thanks 4 giving magical moment..

  • rockyyy on March 16, 2012, 14:10 GMT

    this is not a good century, but good for him to come bak to form!!!!!! 289 is not enough to defend against bangladesh!!! india needs to think seriously abt their bowling!!!!! bring bak aaron umesh shreesanth !! india have they bench strength!! they shud use it properly,tats where management comes into play!!! good manager and good captain shudmake a good team!!!! indian management is defenitely not a good management!!!

  • SouthPaw on March 16, 2012, 14:03 GMT

    Yes, the man did it! And so wonderfully said, too - how can you forget the 33k runs and 50ss, tons, 200s & other important knocks just because he hadn't got a 100th international ton (till today)?

  • 99999ggg44 on March 16, 2012, 13:58 GMT

    sachin tendulkar Born in the city of mumbai,the living legend of cricket, Started playing at a very young age,breaking the neighbours window panes Running between the wickets like a hare,for the opponents it is a nightmare The man hits with uncontrolable force,the ball going over the ropes A whiz kid turned mature and genius,playing cool ,calm and cautious. Forcing the bowlers to hastily retreat,making the game a spectators treat For bouncers,yorkers and googlies Upper cut,cover drives,sweep,everything in his armoury. Artistic reverse flick,every time he clicks,a milestone beckons him each time,he goes to bat,making the opponents look like rats. Yes it is our beloved sachin tendulkar by- Vibhor

  • on March 16, 2012, 13:52 GMT

    Yeah.... One dream fulfilled. My another wish to man stepping in the mars

  • Al_Bundy1 on March 16, 2012, 13:51 GMT

    My message to SRT - think about countless youngsters who want to be the next Sachin. How will they get a chance if U don't retire?

  • on March 16, 2012, 13:50 GMT

    True icon of the Indian cricket and India

  • on March 16, 2012, 13:48 GMT

    God Of Cricket - Sachin R Tendulkar

  • on March 16, 2012, 13:48 GMT

    Heads Off to the Little Master . Now the 50th ODI century in near the corner.

  • raj_chennaiboy on March 16, 2012, 13:46 GMT

    sachin the master blaster........ morning after the dark......

  • elimomin on March 16, 2012, 13:46 GMT

    congrats to sachin. he really deserved this. a true master blaster of all time. the world of cricket will never see another tendulkar again. what a batsmen he is.

  • Saad.Navaid on March 16, 2012, 13:42 GMT

    gr8 man tendulkar... congratulations from Pakistan...

  • on March 16, 2012, 13:40 GMT

    The term legend gets thrown around a lot in sports these days but this is one man who is nothing less than a legend. Great player. Well done Sachin

  • on March 16, 2012, 13:38 GMT

    Emotional moment for every cricket loving fans Today there is one more record from master blaster- first man to achieve 2000 ODI boundaries 'No body talked about his 99 hundreds' so sad to hear it from him.

  • anshuman007 on March 16, 2012, 13:37 GMT

    Take a bow master....He is the epitome of determination and the greatest batsman to walk the earth. Now I'm waiting for the next flood of runs that's gonna flow from his bat now....

  • RKB21 on March 16, 2012, 13:36 GMT

    Congratulations, Sachin. You are the best ever to play the game of cricket. May you score more runs and put India back on winning track again.

  • tylerhans on March 16, 2012, 13:34 GMT

    nobody talked about my 99 hundreds..... nobody will.... it is a circus out there... need articles read, write about sachin.... need facebook posts liked, mention sachin... need to collect money for charity mention sachin... as I said in my other comment ... I watched the 100th 100 and as a fan I couldn't ask for more.... Congrats... u have been an inspiration to all of us!!!!

  • kk777 on March 16, 2012, 13:33 GMT

    I hate you media guys for this. You have misquoted him again. He didn't say "Nobody talked about my 99 hundreds"... It was more in the line of " Nobody said anything when I scored my 99th hundred against SA but After world cup suddenly due to media it was the only thing people talked about". If you notice closely you have made him look like he is asking for praise regarding his 99 centuries while all he was saying was that he wasn't even aware of the pursuit he was 'supposed' to be on, well after the world cup. And yes SACHIN IS GOD :)

  • on March 16, 2012, 13:31 GMT

    "Nobody talked about my 99 hundreds"..Fact about life !!!

  • torsha on March 16, 2012, 13:27 GMT

    You're the great. I Salute you Master Blaster!

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  • torsha on March 16, 2012, 13:27 GMT

    You're the great. I Salute you Master Blaster!

  • on March 16, 2012, 13:31 GMT

    "Nobody talked about my 99 hundreds"..Fact about life !!!

  • kk777 on March 16, 2012, 13:33 GMT

    I hate you media guys for this. You have misquoted him again. He didn't say "Nobody talked about my 99 hundreds"... It was more in the line of " Nobody said anything when I scored my 99th hundred against SA but After world cup suddenly due to media it was the only thing people talked about". If you notice closely you have made him look like he is asking for praise regarding his 99 centuries while all he was saying was that he wasn't even aware of the pursuit he was 'supposed' to be on, well after the world cup. And yes SACHIN IS GOD :)

  • tylerhans on March 16, 2012, 13:34 GMT

    nobody talked about my 99 hundreds..... nobody will.... it is a circus out there... need articles read, write about sachin.... need facebook posts liked, mention sachin... need to collect money for charity mention sachin... as I said in my other comment ... I watched the 100th 100 and as a fan I couldn't ask for more.... Congrats... u have been an inspiration to all of us!!!!

  • RKB21 on March 16, 2012, 13:36 GMT

    Congratulations, Sachin. You are the best ever to play the game of cricket. May you score more runs and put India back on winning track again.

  • anshuman007 on March 16, 2012, 13:37 GMT

    Take a bow master....He is the epitome of determination and the greatest batsman to walk the earth. Now I'm waiting for the next flood of runs that's gonna flow from his bat now....

  • on March 16, 2012, 13:38 GMT

    Emotional moment for every cricket loving fans Today there is one more record from master blaster- first man to achieve 2000 ODI boundaries 'No body talked about his 99 hundreds' so sad to hear it from him.

  • on March 16, 2012, 13:40 GMT

    The term legend gets thrown around a lot in sports these days but this is one man who is nothing less than a legend. Great player. Well done Sachin

  • Saad.Navaid on March 16, 2012, 13:42 GMT

    gr8 man tendulkar... congratulations from Pakistan...

  • elimomin on March 16, 2012, 13:46 GMT

    congrats to sachin. he really deserved this. a true master blaster of all time. the world of cricket will never see another tendulkar again. what a batsmen he is.