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It’s been eight months since Sachin Tendulkar last got to the three-figure mark. While his fans have been obsessing over that elusive 100th international century, those in charge of the cricket museum at Eden Gardens now have an extra reason to egg Tendulkar on.
"Sachin has told us that he would donate the bat with which he scores his 100th international hundred to the cricket museum," Cricket Association of Bengal joint secretary Biswarup Dey said on Thursday.
The museum had already gathered a small booty after the Kolkata Test against West Indies, which marked India’s 75th Test win on home soil. Tendulkar’s jersey and gloves, and India captain MS Dhoni’s bat – with which he hit a century during the Test – have been gifted to the museum, and will be displayed in an exhibit commemorating the the team's achievement.