India news March 16, 2012

'Never done before, perhaps never after'

ESPNcricinfo staff
Reactions to Sachin Tendulkar's achieving the record of a 100 international hundreds
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"What stands out in an exceptional career of unbelievable achievements is Sachin Tendulkar's ability to change, adapt and mould his batting according to the conditions around him. What makes him a phenomenal player is that he has done so many things, be it scoring the highest number of Test and one-day runs or scoring a century of international centuries. What he has done is set a benchmark for future generations which, probably, would be almost impossible for anyone to emulate. He has created a new milestone, which to my mind, is like Don Bradman's average of 99.94, the most memorable feat that any cricketer has achieved."
Former India captain Rahul Dravid

"I believe Sir Donald Bradman is the greatest of them all, but seeing Tendulkar bat, I can say that when he is in top flight, in a variety of conditions, I have seen the best. He has been a genius when it comes to ability, a Trojan when it comes to work ethic and manic when it comes to his focus. Yet we often miss the little things that make him both human and exceptional. As a sportsman, I know how damaging an injury can be. For a batsman, an elbow injury and corrective surgery could be akin to a professional death knell. But the way Sachin overcame those setbacks and played at the highest level with unmatched distinction is special. Friday's century was a testimony to Sachin Tendulkar's self-belief and his unwavering focus. Many of his contemporaries who were spoken of in the same breath did not have the hunger and focus, which is why Sachin stands alone at the summit."
Former West Indies batsman Viv Richards

"The focus should not be about how he got his 100th hundred, but how he got his 100 hundreds."
Sanjay Manjrekar, the former India batsman

"Everyone, especially the Indians, were waiting for this for a long time but it was just a matter of time before Sachin got there. The outstanding feature of Sachin is his temperament. You would never see him upset on the field. The way he has handled the fame and the fortune is truly remarkable. Well played to him."
Former Australia wicketkeeper Adam Gilchrist

"The skill, the tenacity and the competitive urge still flows freely through the veins of Tendulkar. The fact that Tendulkar has handled fame so well and maintained an attacking outlook throughout is a tribute to not only his skill but also his wonderfully alert mind. Considering the length of his career and the fact that he was able to renew his attacking desires, I would now rate Tendulkar slightly ahead of Brian Lara and comfortably in front of a fading Ricky Ponting."
Former Australia captain Ian Chappell

"I congratulate Sachin on behalf of Pakistan. I am sure people in India would be extremely happy about this. [For] Anyone who wants to pursue a cricketing career, Sachin is the one to be followed."
Former Pakistan batsman Javed Miandad

"I cannot see that being beaten to be honest - it is a phenomenal effort. Records are meant to be broken, but I honestly do not think I will see someone score 100 hundreds in international cricket again."
Alastair Cook, the England one-day captain

"I join the nation in congratulating Sachin Tendulkar on his making history - a hundred centuries. He has made India proud. Tendulkar's long career has been a triumph of class, character and courage. Wish him many more innings and feats to continue inspiring the youth."
Manmohan Singh, the Indian prime minister

"India breathes normally! Sachin completes an incredible feat! A hundred 100's. Never done before, perhaps never after!!"
Indian actor Amitabh Bachchan

"This is indeed a magnificent feat and not likely to be easily emulated. Like millions of others I have personally followed his career ever since he first played for India as a gifted 16-year-old and now, more than two decades later, his passion and personal records, which include more than 33,000 runs, is a modern day wonder."
ICC chief executive Haroon Lorgat

"Ever since he made his international debut in November 1989, Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar has strode cricketing arenas the world over like a colossus. He has broken old records and set new benchmarks. He has been an inspiration to billions, and an ornament to the sport. 16 March 2012 will never be forgotten by cricket-lovers."
BCCI president N Srinivasan

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  • SachinthegreatGod on March 19, 2012, 12:51 GMT

    first of all talking about Aus series , Sachin was India's best batsman there after Kohli so plz Stfu. talking about bangladesh match, still criticizing Sachin? Actually its the bowling we were weak at.. we could not defend a total as high as 290?I accept tht sachin was slow with his hundred but u can now see the difference match against Pakistan, his SR was well above 100. He had to get rid off the pressure. do we all ppl perform best under pressure? sachin has done tht fr over 21 years, but if he fails once everybody is after him.. in ponting's bad phase , every1 was supporting him, even Indian fans commenting on cricinfo but when it comes to Sachin every1 is after him..asking him to retire , just after WC he was a hero.. n all of a sudden lost everything.. such sad mentality we have right? India should have defended 290 against bangladesh, bowling was weak not Sachin. He has been India's backbone fr 21 years.

  • Cricblogger on March 19, 2012, 10:01 GMT

    Many may choose to disagree, but in my humble opinion, Sachin has focused too much on records. The slow strike rate in the Bangladesh match cost India the game.

  • umpatel on March 18, 2012, 19:01 GMT

    @Lara4life501 Did Ian personally told you that this is not correct? LOL

  • Lara4life501 on March 18, 2012, 16:33 GMT

    I am an Australian, and I can comfortably state,Ian Chappell never made the remarks above to any media outlet,I consider it quite funny that an article written by Mr Chappell on this website a few months ago, dealing with who he thought was a best batsman in modern cricket (his answer being Brian Lara) Ian Chappell would never go back on a statement like that (note he has been saying Brian Lara was the best of the modern era for a long time) where he now contradicts himself???

    "I would now rate Tendulkar slightly ahead of Brian Lara and comfortably in front of a fading Ricky Ponting." this statement was never made by Ian Chappell,

  • prashant1 on March 18, 2012, 14:52 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!!!

  • on March 18, 2012, 12:53 GMT

    Congratulation Sachin , He played 462 one day match and 188 test match .If Ponting or Kallis play the same amount match . We will have the same result.

  • on March 18, 2012, 8:46 GMT

    It's not even a valid argument to categorize lara as a match winner only 8 of his 34 test hundreds have resulted in victories and he had a very good bowling attack backing him up until 2000,when the west indies were actually highly ranked,3 of his 8 test hundreds in wins have come against zimbabwe,new zealand,bangladesh so he isn't actually a match winner is he,even chanderpaul who played in a much worser era of wi cricket has 6 out of his 24 hundreds against tough opposition in victories,so stopping including lara remotely close to tendulkar's class and respect the most complete batsman to have played the game after bradman.Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar.

  • on March 18, 2012, 7:41 GMT

    @observor who are you and what do you about cricket..? get your statistics right and your mind in place(i doubt if that is available). Anyone who know cricket, there were no one in the era he played even near by to him. you can only compare Sir Don with this little master, no body else. Yet you say such insane words about him.

  • observor on March 18, 2012, 7:08 GMT

    Tendulkar's 100ton against Bangladesh while end up losing the match...sums up his career. Batting on Home/batting friendly wickets, big scores against weaker oppositions, end up losing most matches against stronger sides, unable to take captaincy stress....Thats all about his cricket. I request him to do cricket a favour and RETIRE(after achieving another personal milestone). Cricket fraternity would take it as a big favour...

  • sportofpain on March 18, 2012, 7:05 GMT

    I have followed cricket since I was 8 years old. That was 37 years ago. Gavaskar was my hero starting out. So I followed his career closely and had the privilege of seeing him score his highest score - 236 not out against the mighty windies at Chepauk. Tendulkar burst on the scene when I first started working and after watching him bat I marvelled at the talent. Gavaskar's bowler's back drive was perfection, Tendulkar's was awe inspiring. With Sachin in the side, we suddenly had as our best batsman someone who could destroy the opposition, not someone who would wear down the opposition. Sachin therefore represented something new - an India that could intimidate. It took a while for other gems to coalesce around him but they did and we became stronger and stronger culminating in becoming the best in the world and winning the world cup. let us be clear about one thing - without Sachin this would not have happened. In my book the greatest batsman in history is this Kohinoor from Mumbai!

  • SachinthegreatGod on March 19, 2012, 12:51 GMT

    first of all talking about Aus series , Sachin was India's best batsman there after Kohli so plz Stfu. talking about bangladesh match, still criticizing Sachin? Actually its the bowling we were weak at.. we could not defend a total as high as 290?I accept tht sachin was slow with his hundred but u can now see the difference match against Pakistan, his SR was well above 100. He had to get rid off the pressure. do we all ppl perform best under pressure? sachin has done tht fr over 21 years, but if he fails once everybody is after him.. in ponting's bad phase , every1 was supporting him, even Indian fans commenting on cricinfo but when it comes to Sachin every1 is after him..asking him to retire , just after WC he was a hero.. n all of a sudden lost everything.. such sad mentality we have right? India should have defended 290 against bangladesh, bowling was weak not Sachin. He has been India's backbone fr 21 years.

  • Cricblogger on March 19, 2012, 10:01 GMT

    Many may choose to disagree, but in my humble opinion, Sachin has focused too much on records. The slow strike rate in the Bangladesh match cost India the game.

  • umpatel on March 18, 2012, 19:01 GMT

    @Lara4life501 Did Ian personally told you that this is not correct? LOL

  • Lara4life501 on March 18, 2012, 16:33 GMT

    I am an Australian, and I can comfortably state,Ian Chappell never made the remarks above to any media outlet,I consider it quite funny that an article written by Mr Chappell on this website a few months ago, dealing with who he thought was a best batsman in modern cricket (his answer being Brian Lara) Ian Chappell would never go back on a statement like that (note he has been saying Brian Lara was the best of the modern era for a long time) where he now contradicts himself???

    "I would now rate Tendulkar slightly ahead of Brian Lara and comfortably in front of a fading Ricky Ponting." this statement was never made by Ian Chappell,

  • prashant1 on March 18, 2012, 14:52 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!!!

  • on March 18, 2012, 12:53 GMT

    Congratulation Sachin , He played 462 one day match and 188 test match .If Ponting or Kallis play the same amount match . We will have the same result.

  • on March 18, 2012, 8:46 GMT

    It's not even a valid argument to categorize lara as a match winner only 8 of his 34 test hundreds have resulted in victories and he had a very good bowling attack backing him up until 2000,when the west indies were actually highly ranked,3 of his 8 test hundreds in wins have come against zimbabwe,new zealand,bangladesh so he isn't actually a match winner is he,even chanderpaul who played in a much worser era of wi cricket has 6 out of his 24 hundreds against tough opposition in victories,so stopping including lara remotely close to tendulkar's class and respect the most complete batsman to have played the game after bradman.Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar.

  • on March 18, 2012, 7:41 GMT

    @observor who are you and what do you about cricket..? get your statistics right and your mind in place(i doubt if that is available). Anyone who know cricket, there were no one in the era he played even near by to him. you can only compare Sir Don with this little master, no body else. Yet you say such insane words about him.

  • observor on March 18, 2012, 7:08 GMT

    Tendulkar's 100ton against Bangladesh while end up losing the match...sums up his career. Batting on Home/batting friendly wickets, big scores against weaker oppositions, end up losing most matches against stronger sides, unable to take captaincy stress....Thats all about his cricket. I request him to do cricket a favour and RETIRE(after achieving another personal milestone). Cricket fraternity would take it as a big favour...

  • sportofpain on March 18, 2012, 7:05 GMT

    I have followed cricket since I was 8 years old. That was 37 years ago. Gavaskar was my hero starting out. So I followed his career closely and had the privilege of seeing him score his highest score - 236 not out against the mighty windies at Chepauk. Tendulkar burst on the scene when I first started working and after watching him bat I marvelled at the talent. Gavaskar's bowler's back drive was perfection, Tendulkar's was awe inspiring. With Sachin in the side, we suddenly had as our best batsman someone who could destroy the opposition, not someone who would wear down the opposition. Sachin therefore represented something new - an India that could intimidate. It took a while for other gems to coalesce around him but they did and we became stronger and stronger culminating in becoming the best in the world and winning the world cup. let us be clear about one thing - without Sachin this would not have happened. In my book the greatest batsman in history is this Kohinoor from Mumbai!

  • screamingeagle on March 18, 2012, 6:32 GMT

    Shame on you Sachin. You should have followed up the hundreds in losing causes with at least a few 5 wicket hauls, 3-4 run outs and so on. Then India would have won more. Seriously why do people blame him for India losing matches? I have lost count of the times the other 10 have contributed zilch and he gets big runs. Still, who is blamed? Sachin of course. All these comments of the same refrain here only shows some people who gets their head out of the sand long enough to slag him for imagined lack of drive for the team cause. Shame.

  • rebenga on March 18, 2012, 5:45 GMT

    talking abt sachins ODI 100s not resulting in wins for india i think they need take a lok at the centuries he scored in sharjah in 98 against australia one was to make sure that india qualifies for the finals and the other one was to make sure that they win it..i think any batsman in the world would hav been proud to say that " i scored those two centuries which resulted in india winning that tournament.. even though some of my other ones might not hav had the same effect.."

  • on March 17, 2012, 23:33 GMT

    Very pissed off by comments about sachin's career...they r saying tht out of sachin's 49 ODI centuries India managed to win 33 times and out of these 33 wins more than 50% came against weaker teams.....come on yaar...his job is to score runs n by doing so he can not stop the other teams from chasing the target...if tht was the duty of sachin then what is the job of bowlers

  • dildar4 on March 17, 2012, 23:21 GMT

    @porshatom - so 8 hundreds against West indies should not count? - Hmm then we should also not count Kallis's 11 odi hundreds which have come against West indies , holland, New Zealand, zimbabwe, and by this standard we also know that the indian attack has been the weakest amonsgt the top 8 nation so that makes 13 Odi hundreds out of 17 for Kallis with no worth. - Now Ponting: 16 hundreds out of 30 ODi hundreds against india, west indies, NZ, Zimbabwe and Bangladesh. - Lara: 5 out of 19 aginst the same teams. These hundreds are from their overall figures. Always try to compare him with his peers before start writing weak analysis to argue your point. Tendulkars 9 odi hundreds against australia is enough to make him the best odi palyer of all time for me (a four time world cup finalist Australia from 1996-2007 was greatest odi team of all time).

  • RJJose on March 17, 2012, 19:41 GMT

    Congrats Sachin for your 100-th ton. Again you proved that you are the one needed for statistics personnel, not for a teams winning cause. why you are still stubborn about your retirement and blocking one youth's carrier in the team?

  • porshatom on March 17, 2012, 17:35 GMT

    Congratulations Tendulkar , The Suffering is to continue for India. Out of his 49 ODI 100's for INDIA, only 33 resulted in wins ( a very low percentage even when compared to other Indian batsmen). What is even more shocking is that out of those 33 wins, 4 were against Kenya, 4 vs Zimbabwe, 5 vs New Zealand, 3 vs West Indies & 1 vs Namibia. So over half the ODI wins were against bottom ranked or non test playing teams (teams India were likely to beat regardless). Indian fans find this impressive ? :P

  • Major_Hammad on March 17, 2012, 17:08 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, 16:38 GMT

    OK now - let's have everyone get on his case for the 50th one-day hundred !!!

  • on March 17, 2012, 15:08 GMT

    Response to HopefulIndianCricFan2: I posted a similar sentiments earlier but was not published. Sachins 100 100 may have cost India the Asia cup. His last 100 was pathetically slow.

  • kitten on March 17, 2012, 14:56 GMT

    In my book, Sachin is the BEST. The Don never played in the Sub-continent, and hence considering Sachin played all over the world, and in all conditions, and scored all these centuries, against all attacks, it stands to reason why I consider him to be the BEST. Congratulations, Sachin, take a bow. You deserve every ounce of good will being showered on you. I don't know how much longer you intend to carry, but I wish you more success for the future. You are also a humble and modest person, and one to be admired and liked. Good Luck and God Bless.

  • ardentcriclover on March 17, 2012, 14:55 GMT

    Looks like Ian Chappell has learnt his lessons from the past!!! I hope so.

  • torsha on March 17, 2012, 13:20 GMT

    I'm very happy to read all this phenomenal comments about Tendulkar. I hope some people need to look at how Shane Warne is saying, 'Please press no retirement Q'S and let Sachin enjoy the moment'. Truly classic. And I love How Chappell restate his statement by saying SRT is ahead of Lara and Ponting. Long live Little Master Blaster!

  • rsurya on March 17, 2012, 13:10 GMT

    Mirpur is the new temple now.

  • RaviNarla on March 17, 2012, 12:37 GMT

    Bradmans average have never been broken. So will be Tendulkars'. His legacy will stay forever.

  • on March 17, 2012, 12:18 GMT

    The BEST there WAS, the BEST there IS and the BEST there ever WILL BE !!!!!

  • SamAsh07 on March 17, 2012, 11:57 GMT

    There will be a new legend someday, before Sachin, we thought there won't be anyone to beat Bradman, Lara etc. Well guess again, Sachin just hit the No.1 spot in legends in my opinion. Records are made to be broken and as long as cricket lives, there will be new legends. You read it first here.

  • on March 17, 2012, 11:52 GMT

    Remarkable feat. look at his age,look at his time span of playing international cricket, but he still is hungry for this game is exceptional. Thank You sachin , i born in your era, and i watched your desert storm in Sharjaha, hitting Akhtar for six over the point in 2003 WC, and placing a Double hundred in odis at Gwalior.

  • Just_love_it on March 17, 2012, 10:21 GMT

    Salute u TONdulkar Sachin u r simply God Gifted and ur one truly born to play cricket. Hope n pray will see many more from ur bat.

  • RoobasOliyath on March 17, 2012, 10:20 GMT

    As KP tweeted, seriously has anybody thought about what Sachin has done here? Only an international player will know how difficult it is to get an international hundred. The above heap of praise from players round the world is the testimony on what he achieved. Well, when it comes to how difficult it is to get 100 x 100, only a 100th Century man can answer! Rest of the world can only ask questions. Congratulations and way to go Sachin ..!

  • satyarad on March 17, 2012, 10:07 GMT

    Congrats for those 100 hundreds, never mind the last one came against Bangladesh. we will cherish all of them.

  • STLA on March 17, 2012, 9:29 GMT

    Congrats Sachin you are the Gem....

  • on March 17, 2012, 8:35 GMT

    kohli and whooo??? lol,do u even know 100 centuries spread all across the globe takes how long and how much talent on domestic and foreign pitches?? hahahaha kohli and then raina will follow. hilarious!

  • on March 17, 2012, 8:31 GMT

    ian chappell....really?? ...i mean REALLY? ahead than lara??? till when? when tendulkar fails temporarily again and u going back to insulting sachin again? jeez the hypocrites and that includes mr manjrekar too who many a times called for sachin to leave the game! but not viv richards,gilchrist,miandad,dravid etc who always spoke the same despite the ups n downs. congrats sachin.

  • on March 17, 2012, 8:10 GMT

    Hope her can achive 40000 runs

  • on March 17, 2012, 8:04 GMT

    Congratulations to the little master from Bangladesh. I grew up watching Sachin bat, thrashing every bowler out of the park. If only India had a good bowling attack or even a formidable one, his many centuries would not have gone in vain. 100 100s??? Just think about it, just sounds unbelievable.

  • on March 17, 2012, 7:50 GMT

    Ofcourse 100th century against Bangladesh on a dead pitch after literally begging for one for over one year is a BIGGER news than loosing to BANGLADESH ;) ... Congrates any way a milestone indeed :D

  • M_Rakibul_Islam on March 17, 2012, 7:48 GMT

    Though ur team lost the Game, but u won Sachin. U will never b lost 4m cricket history. Bradman is best but Sachin is Don of Modern cricket.

  • jackiemirchandani on March 17, 2012, 7:36 GMT

    I feel sad that Sachin's 100 th 100 probably deprived india of a victory . National interest should take precedence over personal landmarks . I strongly feel that India had better chances if Tendulkar had played aggressively and even got out without scoring 100 - but a quick fre 40/50 /60 - giving chance to batsmen following him to score faster and reach atleast 300/ 325 runs

  • Indian_55 on March 17, 2012, 7:14 GMT

    the next 100 would be coming soon from now onwards...

  • sadha1972 on March 17, 2012, 6:43 GMT

    SACHIN IS THE GREATEST BATSMEN EVER.BOTH FORMS OF THE GAME HE IS THE STANDARD BEARER AND MANY PEOPLE DO NOT REALISE THIS. HE OPENS IN ODIS AND TO SCORE THAT AMOUNT OF 100S AND RUNS IS AMAZING.LONG MAY HE CONTINUE.

  • ravi-1967 on March 17, 2012, 6:03 GMT

    A record that will live forever. Will we see another SRT. Only god knows but the amount of T20 that is being played statistically this mark may never be reached.

  • on March 17, 2012, 4:14 GMT

    he is the pinnacle of cricket fraternity. and perhaps at the same time the december in his career is around. high time for him to decide whether to play tests/onedayers. perhaps both is too heavy for him as well as the team.

    and obviously he need not prove to any one anymore. its the ultimate and he is THE LIVING LEGEND IN CRICKET.

  • HopefulIndianCricFan2 on March 17, 2012, 4:14 GMT

    As an Indian cricket fan... I would rather see India win, than see Tendulkar score 100 more centuries... Shame on Tendulkar... Cricinfo... be brave and post this

  • cric_lover143 on March 17, 2012, 3:59 GMT

    Sachin.......... Sachin.............. Sachin............

  • on March 17, 2012, 2:09 GMT

    we 100 thousands lakhs crores indian salute you sir one hundred times 4 long waited wait, congrulations 4 hundesth hundred.

  • on March 17, 2012, 0:33 GMT

    I belive that Sachin's record will stand as long as Bradman's average. The day someone gets anyway near Bradman's average. I will think that Sachin's record can be broken as well.

  • xylo on March 16, 2012, 22:30 GMT

    Is there any reason why senior cricketer Amitabh Bachchan's honorable quote is not mentioned first?

  • CaptainKool on March 16, 2012, 21:55 GMT

    Long live the Little Master!

  • raj_gt on March 16, 2012, 21:52 GMT

    well done sachin..... i am huge fan of yours...but regretfully have to say...now it's time to bid farewell.

  • StatisticsRocks on March 16, 2012, 21:10 GMT

    Kevin : Well said. Many have not and will not realize the gravity of this situationa dn will continue to bash SRT for so little do they know about playing cricket. I will tened to agree with Cook, at least in our life time we will not see any breaking this record. It will be broken one day but none of us who witnessed this in 2012 will not be there. People talk about Mayans who had their own reasons for 2012 but SRT gave one reason to never forget 2012. Thank you SIR

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

    Perhaps a note to BD in all of this, they beat us inspite of Sachins 100. Perhaps we should do the right thing and invite them for a test series at home.

  • SKamaraj on March 16, 2012, 20:07 GMT

    Well done Sachin. You have made the whole Cricketing fraternity and India proud. We would have been a lot happier if you had done it six months earlier. But considering the pressure you are put under by fans, media et all, one could completely understand why it got more and more difficult to unshackle the chains and get to the target. All the very best for the rest of your career. Now that the hurdle is crossed, we expect many more from your bat.

  • on March 16, 2012, 19:16 GMT

    Sachinreach one of the mega milestone, so I don't think so anybody reach that... But anyway just enjoy now !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :)

  • on March 16, 2012, 19:11 GMT

    Don Bradman, sorry uncle..u have scored only in australia and england.. Had u played in Mirpur or cuttack even Sachin tendulkar would have taken your wicket before u opened ur account. So, The best ever player to ever play cricket... SACHIN TENDULKAR..

  • on March 16, 2012, 19:01 GMT

    Congrats Sachin! But in the end it was the Bangladeshis who overpowered you and the umpires!!!

  • kool_Indian on March 16, 2012, 18:53 GMT

    Never Before and Never After - that sums it all. There will be another Sachin Tendulkar! We Love You Sachin no matter what and thank you for all the joy you gave us over the years and continue to give us and hope you will continue to give us joy as long as possible!!!

  • on March 16, 2012, 18:45 GMT

    Just leave what he scored today. We need to look at the way he has come through all these 22 yrs of his life. A sound personality, being adored as an real spirited sportsman. A character without any controversy, no loose talks, no politics and raised to this level by sheer performance. Cricket is an gentlemen game and he is the perfect example for this. Thanks Sachin for making the nation proud.More than ur records i respect you as a true gentleman. Its time for the concerned to make us all call him SIR SACHIN TENDULKAR. Cheers to u.

  • Angry_Bowler on March 16, 2012, 18:35 GMT

    Extraordinary achievement needs extraordinary effort. Fools never understand it.

  • MaruthuDelft on March 16, 2012, 18:27 GMT

    i watched his first hundred. it was a drab after a brilliant 60 but india won the game. this hundred is slow and boring and caused india lopsing to bangladesh. sachin's records are worthless. but i concede he is a great batsman. not for records but for the way he played in nineties and his batting on the off side. on the on side he is less than beautiful.

  • on March 16, 2012, 18:19 GMT

    Only batsman in modern cricket I can see is Virat Kohli who might possibly go on to achieve this landmark in future

  • harshthakor on March 16, 2012, 18:16 GMT

    All I can say that there has never been a Sachin Tendulkar and there never will be another Sachin Tendulkar.

  • Sports4Youth on March 16, 2012, 17:59 GMT

    So finally my worst fears have come true. Tendulkar gets century and india looses. In his 98th match drawn with england. In his 99th we lost to south africa, now on his 100th india lost to BANGLADESH. Even Bangladesh will win if SRT scores a century.

  • on March 16, 2012, 17:55 GMT

    Agree 100% with Manjrekar's view of taking a holistic view. Not to focus on the 100th hundred, but to focus on the 100 humdreds. And Big B is also right on the money when he says - never has happened before, never will happen again.

  • on March 16, 2012, 17:37 GMT

    he should continue playing until 2015 worldcup

  • on March 16, 2012, 17:34 GMT

    what an achievement...what a journey...you are a true master and so humble about your achievements...sachin tujhe salam...long live ..

  • on March 16, 2012, 17:34 GMT

    Hat's off to Bangladesh tigers as they pulled off an incredible win against our Indian team. But some unimaginative & mediocre bowling effort we went down fighting till the very end. No credit taken from Bangladeshis. Now I would like to see us beating Pakistan & entering the final but if they lose to Pakistan we don't deserve a place in the final. Let's keep our fingers crossed & I'll pray for Sachin to come mighty good especially with his bat (since he has always stood in the way of Pakistan & win).

  • crick123 on March 16, 2012, 17:33 GMT

    Never done before and perhaps never after...that Manmohan Singh said something without the permission of Sonia Ji...

  • knasir28 on March 16, 2012, 17:33 GMT

    What a land mark, Kohli will be the next to acheive that & Raina will follow...Cheer up Tendulkar, you sure r a Legend.

  • ronnie_pk on March 16, 2012, 17:22 GMT

    What a remarkable achievement from the one and only Sachin Tendulkar... Hats of to you thousands miles away from Lahore Pakistan.

  • Nadeem1976 on March 16, 2012, 17:22 GMT

    Greatest cricketer ever. Most fans. Most Innings, Most Runs. Most Fifties, Most Hundreds. #1 Ranked Test Team. WC win . 22 years and counting.

    The whole nation of more than billion are relieved today. Finally a record to stand shoulder to shoulder with Don Bradman.

    If there is any other player in cricket history has better record and better fan base please come up and claim greatness today otherwise from now on Sachin is the greatest cricketer ever born. Period.

  • kool_Indian on March 16, 2012, 17:19 GMT

    Congratulations to The GOD and we Love you no matter what and support you and the Team India no matter what - Thank you for the joy you gave us, give us and will be giving us! Never before and never after - that sums it all! SACHINNNNNNNN SACHINNNNNNNN!!!

  • on March 16, 2012, 17:15 GMT

    from where N Srinivasan copied above written comment...lol

  • ssenthil on March 16, 2012, 16:17 GMT

    "I join the nation in congratulating Sachin Tendulkar on his making history - a hundred centuries. He has made India proud. Tendulkar's long career has been a triumph of class, character and courage. Wish him many more innings and feats to continue inspiring the youth." Manmohan Singh, the Indian prime minister, acknowledges Tendulkar's achievement

    Sachin made India proud while Dhoni made India in to Shame. Dhoni fans though won't hide in Shame.

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  • ssenthil on March 16, 2012, 16:17 GMT

    "I join the nation in congratulating Sachin Tendulkar on his making history - a hundred centuries. He has made India proud. Tendulkar's long career has been a triumph of class, character and courage. Wish him many more innings and feats to continue inspiring the youth." Manmohan Singh, the Indian prime minister, acknowledges Tendulkar's achievement

    Sachin made India proud while Dhoni made India in to Shame. Dhoni fans though won't hide in Shame.

  • on March 16, 2012, 17:15 GMT

    from where N Srinivasan copied above written comment...lol

  • kool_Indian on March 16, 2012, 17:19 GMT

    Congratulations to The GOD and we Love you no matter what and support you and the Team India no matter what - Thank you for the joy you gave us, give us and will be giving us! Never before and never after - that sums it all! SACHINNNNNNNN SACHINNNNNNNN!!!

  • Nadeem1976 on March 16, 2012, 17:22 GMT

    Greatest cricketer ever. Most fans. Most Innings, Most Runs. Most Fifties, Most Hundreds. #1 Ranked Test Team. WC win . 22 years and counting.

    The whole nation of more than billion are relieved today. Finally a record to stand shoulder to shoulder with Don Bradman.

    If there is any other player in cricket history has better record and better fan base please come up and claim greatness today otherwise from now on Sachin is the greatest cricketer ever born. Period.

  • ronnie_pk on March 16, 2012, 17:22 GMT

    What a remarkable achievement from the one and only Sachin Tendulkar... Hats of to you thousands miles away from Lahore Pakistan.

  • knasir28 on March 16, 2012, 17:33 GMT

    What a land mark, Kohli will be the next to acheive that & Raina will follow...Cheer up Tendulkar, you sure r a Legend.

  • crick123 on March 16, 2012, 17:33 GMT

    Never done before and perhaps never after...that Manmohan Singh said something without the permission of Sonia Ji...

  • on March 16, 2012, 17:34 GMT

    Hat's off to Bangladesh tigers as they pulled off an incredible win against our Indian team. But some unimaginative & mediocre bowling effort we went down fighting till the very end. No credit taken from Bangladeshis. Now I would like to see us beating Pakistan & entering the final but if they lose to Pakistan we don't deserve a place in the final. Let's keep our fingers crossed & I'll pray for Sachin to come mighty good especially with his bat (since he has always stood in the way of Pakistan & win).

  • on March 16, 2012, 17:34 GMT

    what an achievement...what a journey...you are a true master and so humble about your achievements...sachin tujhe salam...long live ..

  • on March 16, 2012, 17:37 GMT

    he should continue playing until 2015 worldcup