Congrats, Sachin Hundredulkar…


Myself . By T.V. Antony Raj
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Yesterday, Friday March 16, 2012, playing in the 4th One Day International match of the Asia Cup 2012 against the hosts Bangladesh, Sachin Tendulkar scored a century thus becoming the only man in the history of the sport to score 100 centuries in international cricket. He took the single off Shakib Al Hasan of Bangladesh and finally achieved the elusive milestone.

Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh congratulated the Master Blaster saying, “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.”

ICC Chief Executive Haroon Lorgat also congratulated the iconic batsman achieving the feat.

“On behalf of every cricket fan around the globe, I congratulate Sachin on becoming the first person to score 100 centuries for his country. This is indeed a magnificent feat and not likely to be easily emulated,” said Lorgat.

“Fans have admired Sachin for more than 20 years and have recently waited with great expectation for his 100th international century. The number 100 is special for a batsman and to record 100 centuries for your country is a massive statement.”

Lorgat also said that Tendulkar was a marvel to cricket lovers around the world and a true role model.

“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 at international level, is a modern-day wonder.

“He is a marvel to cricket lovers around the world and with an array of batting records, Sachin is a true role model who will undoubtedly hold a special place in cricket’s history,” he said. (PTI)

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) President N Srinivasan heaped praises on Sachin Tendulkar for becoming the first cricketer in the world to score 100 international centuries and said that 16th March 2012 would never be forgotten.

“Ever since he made his international début 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,” said Srinivasan.

“16 March 2012 will never be forgotten by cricket-lovers. On behalf of the BCCI, I would like to congratulate Sachin Tendulkar for completing a century of international centuries,” he added. (PTI)

And bollywood? Of course it went crazy and started twitting.

“God’s special creation …Sachin Tendulkar!! India breathes normally..!! Sachin completes an incredible feat!! A hundered 100′s…Never done before, perhaps never after!!!” said Amithab Bachchan.  “A lion does not concern himself with the opinions of the sheep,” the megastar tweeted hinting at Sachin’s critics.

And his son Abhishek Bachan tweeted, “How good is Sachin? he’s the best. period! stop analyzing him. stop being cynical. just celebrated him!”

The 82-year old Queen of Melody, Lata Mangeshkar, twitted: “A big congratulations to Sachin. He has once again created history with his superb innings.”

Actress Bipasha Basu tweeted:  “Saluting The Great Tendulkar for his 100th 100! We stropped our shoot to see it happen! Jubilant and Ecstatic.”

Action hero Akshay Kumar tweeted, “Salute to the man who never gave up in spite of all the criticisms. Finally he did it, Sachin creates history in world cricket! Congrats to Sachin Hundredkar.”

“Truly Superman!! Sachin Tendulkar India salutes you for your 100th 100,” tweeted Tollywood actor Rana Daggubati.

38-year-old cricket star, Sachin Tendulkar has scored 49 centuries in One Day International matches and 51 in international Tests.

Tendulkar scored his 99th international hundred more than a year ago on home soil. It took him more than one year to reach the milestone of scoring 100 centuries in international cricket.

His 49th ODI hundred in Dhaka brought up a unique century of centuries that no other player is close to achieving. Former Australian captain Ricky Ponting is next best with 71 international centuries, and South Africa’s Jacques Kallis trails behind him with 59.

220px-Adidas_Sachin_100_Centuries_LogoIn the 1990s, Adidas signed world’s iconic batsman Sachin Tendulkar of India and made shoes for him. Tendulkar still wears Adidas shoes while playing matches. Since 2008, Adidas has sponsored the cricket bat used by Sachin Tendulkar. It created a new bat, ‘Adidas MasterBlaster Elite’, personalized for him.

Students hold a huge poster of Sachin Tendulkar after the master blaster scored 100 centuries in international cricket. (Source : dailymail.co.uk)

Students hold a huge poster of Sachin Tendulkar after the master blaster scored 100 centuries in international cricket. (Source : dailymail.co.uk)

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List of 51 Test cricket centuries
(Source: List of international cricket centuries by Sachin Tendulkar)

NO. SCORE AGAINST INN. TEST VENUE H/A DATE RESULT
1 119* dagger  England 2 2 Old TraffordManchester Away 14 August 1990 Draw
2 148*  Australia 1 3 Sydney Cricket GroundSydney Away 6 January 1992 Draw
3 114  Australia 1 5 WACA GroundPerth Away 3 February 1992 Lost
4 111  South Africa 1 2 Wanderers StadiumJohannesburg Away 28 November 1992 Draw
5 165 dagger  England 1 2 M. A. Chidambaram StadiumChennai Home 12 February 1993 Won
6 104*  Sri Lanka 2 2 Sinhalese Sports Club GroundColombo Away 31 July 1993 Won
7 142  Sri Lanka 1 1 K. D. Singh Babu Stadium, Lucknow Home 19 January 1994 Won
8 179  West Indies 1 2 Vidarbha Cricket Association GroundNagpur Home 2 December 1994 Draw
9 122  England 2 1 EdgbastonBirmingham Away 8 June 1996 Lost
10 177  England 1 3 Trent BridgeNottingham Away 5 July 1996 Draw
11 169dagger  South Africa 1 2 Newlands Cricket GroundCape Town Away 4 January 1997 Lost
12 143dagger  Sri Lanka 1 1 R. Premadasa StadiumColombo Away 3 August 1997 Draw
13 139dagger  Sri Lanka 1 2 Sinhalese Sports Club GroundColombo Away 11 August 1997 Draw
14 148dagger  Sri Lanka 1 3 Wankhede StadiumMumbai Home 4 December 1997 Draw
15 155* dagger  Australia 2 1 M. A. Chidambaram StadiumChennai Home 9 March 1998 Won
16 177  Australia 1 3 M. Chinnaswamy StadiumBangalore Home 26 March 1998 Lost
17 113  New Zealand 2 2 Basin ReserveWellington Away 29 December 1998 Lost
18 136 dagger  Pakistan 2 1 M. A. Chidambaram StadiumChennai Home 31 January 1999 Lost
19 124*  Sri Lanka 2 2 Sinhalese Sports Club GroundColombo Away 28 February 1999 Draw
20 126*dagger  New Zealand 2 1 Punjab Cricket Association StadiumMohali Home 13 October 1999 Draw
21 217 dagger  New Zealand 1 3 Sardar Patel StadiumAhmedabad Home 30 October 1999 Draw
22 116 dagger  Australia 1 2 Melbourne Cricket GroundMelbourne Away 28 December 1999 Lost
23 122  Zimbabwe 1 1 Feroz Shah Kotla GroundNew Delhi Home 21 November 2000 Won
24 201*  Zimbabwe 1 2 Vidarbha Cricket Association GroundNagpur Home 26 November 2000 Draw
25 126  Australia 1 3 M. A. Chidambaram StadiumChennai Home 20 March 2001 Won
26 155  South Africa 1 1 Goodyear ParkBloemfontein Away 3 November 2001 Lost
27 103  England 1 2 Sardar Patel StadiumAhmedabad Home 13 December 2001 Draw
28 176  Zimbabwe 1 1 Vidarbha Cricket Association GroundNagpur Home 24 February 2002 Won
29 117  West Indies 1 2 Queen’s Park OvalPort of Spain Away 20 April 2002 Won
30 193  England 1 3 HeadingleyLeeds Away 23 August 2002 Won
31 176 dagger  West Indies 2 3 Eden GardensKolkata Home 3 November 2002 Draw
32 241* dagger  Australia 1 4 Sydney Cricket GroundSydney Away 4 January 2004 Draw
33 194*  Pakistan 1 1 Multan Cricket StadiumMultan Away 29 March 2004 Won
34 248*  Bangladesh 1 1 Bangabandhu National StadiumDhaka Away 12 December 2004 Won
35 109  Sri Lanka 1 2 Feroz Shah Kotla GroundNew Delhi Home 22 December 2005 Won
36 101  Bangladesh 1 1 Bir Shrestha Shahid Ruhul Amin StadiumChittagong Away 19 May 2007 Draw
37 122*  Bangladesh 1 2 Sher-e-Bangla National StadiumMirpur Away 26 May 2007 Won
38 154*  Australia 1 2 Sydney Cricket GroundSydney Away 4 January 2008 Lost
39 153 dagger  Australia 1 4 Adelaide OvalAdelaide Away 25 January 2008 Draw
40 109  Australia 1 4 Vidarbha Cricket Association StadiumNagpur Home 6 November 2008 Won
41 103*  England 2 1 M. A. Chidambaram StadiumChennai Home 15 December 2008 Won
42 160 dagger  New Zealand 1 1 Seddon ParkHamilton Away 20 March 2009 Won
43 100*  Sri Lanka 2 1 Sardar Patel StadiumAhmedabad Home 20 November 2009 Draw
44 105* dagger  Bangladesh 1 1 Zohur Ahmed Chowdhury StadiumChittagong Away 18 January 2010 Won
45 143  Bangladesh 1 2 Sher-e-Bangla National StadiumMirpur Away 25 January 2010 Won
46 100  South Africa 2 1 Vidarbha Cricket Association StadiumNagpur Home 9 February 2010 Lost
47 106  South Africa 1 2 Eden GardensKolkata Home 15 February 2010 Won
48 203  Sri Lanka 1 2 Sinhalese Sports Club GroundColombo Away 28 July 2010 Draw
49 214 dagger  Australia 1 2 M. Chinnaswamy StadiumBangalore Home 11 October 2010 Won
50 111*  South Africa 2 1 SuperSport ParkCenturion Away 19 December 2010 Lost
51 146  South Africa 1 3 Newlands Cricket GroundCape Town Away 4 January 2011 Draw

List of 49 ODI centuries

NO. SCORE AGAINST POS. INN. S/R VENUE H/A/N DATE RESULT
1 110 dagger  Australia 2 1 84.61 R. Premadasa StadiumColombo Neutral 9 September 1994 Won
2 115 dagger  New Zealand 2 2 84.55 IPCL Sports Complex GroundVadodara Home 28 October 1994 Won
3 105  West Indies 2 1 78.35 Sawai Mansingh StadiumJaipur Home 11 November 1994 Won
4 112* dagger  Sri Lanka 2 2 104.67 Sharjah Cricket Association StadiumSharjah Neutral 9 April 1995 Won
5 127* dagger  Kenya 2 2 92.02 Barabati StadiumCuttack Home 18 February 1996 Won
6 137  Sri Lanka 2 1 100.00 Feroz Shah Kotla GroundNew Delhi Home 2 March 1996 Lost
7 100  Pakistan 2 1 90.09 Padang, Singapore Neutral 5 April 1996 Lost
8 118 dagger  Pakistan 2 1 84.28 Sharjah Cricket Association StadiumSharjah Neutral 15 April 1996 Won
9 110 dagger  Sri Lanka 2 1 79.71 R. Premadasa StadiumColombo Away 28 August 1996 Lost
10 114 dagger  South Africa 1 1 90.47 Wankhede StadiumMumbai Home 14 December 1996 Won
11 104 dagger  Zimbabwe 1 1 107.21 Willowmoore ParkBenoni Neutral 9 February 1997 Won
12 117 dagger  New Zealand 2 2 85.40 M. Chinnaswamy StadiumBangalore Home 14 May 1997 Won
13 100 dagger  Australia 2 2 112.35 Green Park StadiumKanpur Home 7 April 1998 Won
14 143 dagger  Australia 2 2 109.16 Sharjah Cricket Association StadiumSharjah Neutral 22 April 1998 Lost
15 134 dagger  Australia 2 2 102.29 Sharjah Cricket Association StadiumSharjah Neutral 24 April 1998 Won
16 100* dagger  Kenya 2 2 97.08 Eden GardensKolkata Home 31 May 1998 Won
17 128 dagger  Sri Lanka 2 1 97.70 R. Premadasa StadiumColombo Away 7 July 1998 Won
18 127* dagger  Zimbabwe 2 2 97.69 Queens Sports ClubBulawayo Away 26 September 1998 Won
19 141 dagger  Australia 2 1 110.15 Bangabandhu StadiumDhaka Neutral 28 October 1998 Won
20 118* dagger  Zimbabwe 2 2 105.35 Sharjah Cricket Association StadiumSharjah Neutral 8 November 1998 Won
21 124* dagger  Zimbabwe 2 2 134.78 Sharjah Cricket Association StadiumSharjah Neutral 13 November 1998 Won
22 140* dagger  Kenya 4 1 138.61 County GroundBristol Neutral 23 May 1999 Won
23 120 dagger  Sri Lanka 1 1 85.10 Sinhalese Sports Club GroundColombo Away 29 August 1999 Won
24 186* dagger  New Zealand 2 1 124.00 Lal Bahadur Shastri StadiumHyderabad Home 8 November 1999 Won
25 122 dagger  South Africa 2 2 88.40 IPCL Sports Complex GroundVadodara Home 17 March 2000 Won
26 101 dagger  Sri Lanka 2 1 72.14 Sharjah Cricket Association StadiumSharjah Neutral 20 October 2000 Lost
27 146  Zimbabwe 2 1 95.42 Barkatullah Khan StadiumJodhpur Home 8 December 2000 Lost
28 139 dagger  Australia 2 1 111.20 Nehru StadiumIndore Home 31 March 2001 Won
29 122* dagger  West Indies 2 2 93.12 Harare Sports ClubHarare Neutral 4 July 2001 Won
30 101  South Africa 2 1 78.29 New Wanderers StadiumJohannesburg Away 5 October 2001 Lost
31 146 dagger  Kenya 2 1 110.60 Boland ParkPaarl Neutral 24 October 2001 Won
32 105*  England 4 1 97.22 Riverside GroundChester-le-Street Away 4 July 2002 N/R
33 113 dagger  Sri Lanka 4 1 110.78 County GroundBristol Neutral 11 July 2002 Won
34 152 dagger  Namibia 2 1 100.66 City OvalPietermaritzburg Neutral 23 February 2003 Won
35 100 dagger  Australia 2 1 84.03 Roop Singh StadiumGwalior Home 26 October 2003 Won
36 102  New Zealand 2 1 112.08 Lal Bahadur Shastri StadiumHyderabad Home 15 November 2003 Won
37 141 dagger  Pakistan 2 2 104.44 Rawalpindi Cricket StadiumRawalpindi Away 16 March 2004 Lost
38 123  Pakistan 2 1 94.61 Sardar Patel StadiumAhmedabad Home 12 April 2005 Lost
39 100  Pakistan 2 1 88.49 Arbab Niaz StadiumPeshawar Away 6 February 2006 Lost
40 141* dagger  West Indies 2 1 95.27 Kinrara Academy OvalKuala Lumpur Neutral 14 September 2006 Lost
41 100* dagger  West Indies 4 1 131.57 IPCL Sports Complex GroundVadodara Home 31 January 2007 Won
42 117* dagger  Australia 1 2 97.5 Sydney Cricket GroundSydney Away 2 March 2008 Won
43 163* dagger  New Zealand 2 1 122.55 AMI StadiumChristchurch Away 8 March 2009 Won
44 138 dagger  Sri Lanka 1 1 103.76 R. Premadasa StadiumColombo Away 14 September 2009 Won
45 175 dagger  Australia 2 2 124.11 Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium,Hyderabad Home 5 November 2009 Lost
46 200* dagger  South Africa 2 1 136.05 Roop Singh StadiumGwalior Home 24 February 2010 Won
47 120  England 2 1 104.35 M. Chinnaswamy StadiumBangalore Home 27 February 2011 Tied
48 111  South Africa 2 1 109.90 VCA StadiumNagpur Home 12 March 2011 Lost
49 114  Bangladesh 2 1 77.55 Sher-e-Bangla National StadiumMirpur Away 16 March 2012 Lost

Key

SYMBOL MEANING
* Remained not out
dagger Player of the match
double-dagger Captained the Indian cricket team
Test The number of the Test match played in that series
Pos. Position in the batting order
Inn. The innings of the match
S.R. Strike rate during the innings
H/A/N Venue was at home (India), away or neutral
Lost The match was lost by India
Won The match was won by India
Drawn The match was drawn

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