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Updated: March 17, 2012 03:59 IST

Finally, Sachin gets his century of centuries

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Sachin Tendulkar plays a shot during his historic 100, in the Asia Cup against Bangladesh in Dhaka, Bangladesh on Friday.
AP Sachin Tendulkar plays a shot during his historic 100, in the Asia Cup against Bangladesh in Dhaka, Bangladesh on Friday.

A long wait for the coveted landmark came to an end as Sachin Tendulkar scored his 100th century on Friday against Bangladesh at Dhaka.

Sachin Tendulkar's incredible cricketing journey reached a momentous destination in Mirpur on Friday. The maestro became the first cricketer to notch up 100 international centuries when he scored 114 against Bangladesh in the Asia Cup ODI tournament.

The little big man, who innovates and creates, had carved out another big slice of history for himself, his country and the game itself. However, the celebratory mood in India was a tad dampened by the team's five-wicket loss to Bangladesh in the contest.

Tendulkar's international career began way back in November 1989, against Pakistan in the Karachi Test. Cricket's most complete batsman continues to ride on the highway to glory.

The 38-year-old Tendulkar now has a magical collection of 51 Test and 49 ODI hundreds. Australia's Ricky Ponting is next in the list of international centuries and he is way behind his great Indian rival with 71 hundreds.

Tendulkar's phenomenal achievement reflecting a cricketer's ability to adapt to different formats and situations, technique, fitness and desire was, ironically, achieved in a rather low key setting against a lower ranked cricketing nation.

Yet, the enormity of the moment for cricket cannot be understated.

Immense strength of mind had been a key attribute in Tendulkar's quest — when this gifted batsman does not conjure, he constructs — but the long and often agonising wait of 370 days for his century of centuries could have stretched even this cricketing giant's belief.

Tendulkar's 99th international hundred arrived against South Africa in Nagpur on March 12, 2011. The period after those heady World Cup days at home proved testing. It took 11 Test matches and 13 ODIs, before Tendulkar kissed the crest on his helmet in Mirpur after reaching his landmark.

Tendulkar might have remembered his first hundred – a wonderful unbeaten 119 of balance and timing in the Old Trafford Test against England in 1990. His maiden ODI century — 110 versus Australia in Colombo in 1994 — took a little longer to come but by now he was well on his way to breaking most batting barriers with a heady mix of poise and aggression.

As a formidable No. 4 in Tests who could survive and conquer in all conditions or a marauding opener in the ODIs who found gaps with a surgeon's precision or blasted the ball over the infield, Tendulkar has got to the pinnacle and stayed there. The passion still burns bright in the man.

The earlier agency copy has been replaced with the Correspondent's copy.

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Salute the master! Every cricketer and cricket-loving Indian fan should be proud of his achievements. Well done Sachin!

from:  Srini
Posted on: Mar 17, 2012 at 14:13 IST

Hearty congratulations to Sachin.

from:  Dr.Cajetan Coelho
Posted on: Mar 17, 2012 at 13:56 IST

One only has to glance at some of the comments made by self appointed "critics" to see how much Tendulkar has to overcome in addition to playing the game itself. Some here hold him responsible for the loss of the match to Bangladesh. Great, if only he scored 200 at a strike rate of 400 making allowances for all the full tosses gifted by Pathan and Praveen, we probably would have won! As for the "minnow" Bangladesh tag, it is the only country against whom he had not scored a century until now. Not to forget that they won against India in the 2007 World Cup!

from:  Viswanath
Posted on: Mar 17, 2012 at 11:59 IST

It really a milestone Sachin passed & the fact nobody can touch even in future, Now the time is Sachin has to rewind his career he start to play in style like how he was started his career & create fear in the heart of bowlers again...... only you can do this sachin .... don't think about the retirement .......... there is nobody available on this date who can take your place...

from:  k jayesh
Posted on: Mar 17, 2012 at 11:46 IST

It is sad to note that people are thinkng when Tendulkar as a batsman making century, India loosing the game. As the prime Responsibility of a Batsman, he is hitting the century, which adds to team's scores, gives fighting target to opposite team. Likewise why other Batsman are not hitting centuries, why bowlers are not taking lot of wickts and creating history. Why the blame is only on Sachin and not on the rest 10 team members, who are failing to achive their Role/Responsibility/Strength/potentiality/game plan/skills. At the same time why we are not able to appreciate the strength and skills of opposite team, who are taking away the match.

from:  Gouri Sankar
Posted on: Mar 17, 2012 at 11:29 IST

Even though yeterday India lost gainst bangaladesh, we have two reasons to chearup.
1. Now sachin is hassle free to play as his 100 century is over. So let us see whether can be perform well or not.
2. The cricket selection board can decide on his fate to include or exclude in the team
So the upcoming matches will be crucial for sachin as well as bci

from:  hari
Posted on: Mar 17, 2012 at 10:29 IST

I have read in newspapers that, before this innings starts the ‘Little Master’ alone has done the net practice vigorously in previous days. It shows his commitment to this play. That is why he could have done this rarest feat. After this achievement he has rightly opined that, “All these days all are talked about my forth coming 100th century only they are not bother to talk about my ninety nine centuries already achieved by me".
It is the huge deserved slap on face of those who criticize him unnecessarily in these critical days.

from:  A.SESHAGIRI
Posted on: Mar 17, 2012 at 09:50 IST

Sachin makes 100 but India loses the match!
Deja vu !!
The boy next door was saying "good bargain" !
I told him no one will believe his nonsense.
End of the day it's not about winning... It's about the records . We anyway have good record against Bangladesh ! So though we lost this match , look at the gain ... Tendulkar has a genuine reason to play the next match atleast .

from:  Pani
Posted on: Mar 17, 2012 at 08:48 IST

This is a clear cut example of Sachin's selfishness. His run rate
while making this record was the cause of India's defeat against
Bangladesh and may even result in Team India being knocked
out of the Asia Cup. This has been a very costly price to pay for
an achievement which took more than a year to reach and that
too against a minnow.
Now that the record has been reached with this high cost the
selectors should no longer include him in ODI teams. Sachin can
end his career by playing in the IPL where he can earn some
more for his seventh oncoming generation.
Though he was a great player, his selfishness made him a poor
example of sportsmanship and a miserable member of Team
India. It is high time he retired from all forms of cricket.

from:  S N IYER
Posted on: Mar 17, 2012 at 07:59 IST

What good are individual accomplishments if a team does not win and has a high lose/win ratio? Could someone tell us of the hundred 100s of Sachin, how many of these were in a game that India eventually won or how many helped force a draw? True that to win you need bowlers to take the 20 wickets in a Test or contain and/or take 10 wickets in a one-day game. With the same crop of bowlers, Dravid and VVS in my view seem to have won more Tests for India.
Over to you folks for some insights.

from:  Cheenu Srinivasan
Posted on: Mar 17, 2012 at 06:57 IST

Sachin completed world record and 100th century in his total career. My congratulaions for such achievement. Here is my question, whether Sachin can score a century on any big team like Australia, South Africa, Pakistan etc. He scored 100th century on minnows Bangladesh but wasted and stood as stand by for completion of 100th century umpteen times. Gone are those days that Sachin is the asset of Indian cricket, now he turned as burden/white elephant which is unberable. He just put the game at stake for his 100th century like any cricket player from Mumbai. It is proved several times.For example, Sandeep Patil he was a great cricketer but after a course of time he became burden to the BCCI. Another example is Mr.Sunil Manohar Gavaskar. Mr. Gavaskar made only one century in one dayers by putting India's win at stake in Australia in the Australestia cup in 1985/86. In that match, Gavaskar came as opening batsman and completed his maiden century in one days. We lost that match.

from:  Rallabhandy Ravindranath
Posted on: Mar 17, 2012 at 06:49 IST

How fool of us Indians. We have made heroes in cricket at the cost of
the Team. Here we are celebrating 100th century whereas the important
thing was that we lost to Bangladesh. This shows our preferences. We
were interested in 100th century only whether we loose or win, "What a
pity on us". We have made certain individuals about the game. Thanks to
our crippled mentality.

from:  Rashmi
Posted on: Mar 17, 2012 at 05:45 IST

Too much is being made about the records of Sehwag, Tendulkar etc.Many have been made in pitches like Gwalior, Indore etc with questionable pitches and mostly against weaklings. Hero worshipping Indian Cricket fans should wake up to International realities.What a dreadful sight to watch them in England, Australia. Were the pitches doctored there.An International Cricketer should be able to play under all pitch and bounce or spin conditions.At least now Indian Young Cricketers can get a move on.The quiz masters have a new data!!!

from:  N.SANTHANAM
Posted on: Mar 17, 2012 at 03:40 IST

Great Record. That is should come against Bangladesh, is what queers the pitch.

from:  Hariharan
Posted on: Mar 17, 2012 at 00:35 IST

It's a good day for cricket. Whoever played to win, they won. whoever
played for records, they lost.

from:  Lal
Posted on: Mar 17, 2012 at 00:09 IST

This is a great achievement in world of cricket for any cricketer and
Sachin is truly a genius to catch it.I think this is a right time for
Sachin to retire with a great respect to make place for youngsters in
final eleven.

from:  prashant meshram
Posted on: Mar 16, 2012 at 22:47 IST

So Tendulkar's century was much more important than the match itself? It
is very clear that our cricket team looks for individual's streak of
brilliance in a match rather than collective efforts from the players to
win to keep the country's flag flying!

from:  T.Sathyamurthi
Posted on: Mar 16, 2012 at 22:40 IST

Heartiest congratulations Sachin. Your contributions to cricket will be lauded for ever. We want a triple century in test. Now this is our dream, you will conquer one day. All the best for your futute.

from:  Nabkishor Bahinipati
Posted on: Mar 16, 2012 at 22:36 IST

There is a poetic melodrama about Sachin’s hundredth hundred. Firstly,
he was available for this Asia Cup, despite not being a part of the
previous two Asia Cups. His involvement in this series didn’t seem
convincing to me, rather selfish reasons seemed to be behind his
selection. Secondly, he scored one of his slowest ODI hundreds, that
too on a flat wicket, that too against Bangladesh. It was a baffling
sight to behold.

The bowlers may be directly blamed for the loss, but Sachin’s slow
scoring was the main reason for India's inablity to post a good enough
total. In the end, Sachin’s hundred was in a losing cause; rather
probably his 100th hundred caused India to lose.

I respect Sachin’s impeccable record, and I am glad his 100th hundred
had a context to it, even if it wasn’t a positive one. But, I want to
congratulate Bangladesh for preventing delirious and hyperbolic
celebrations of Sachin’s achievements. In the end, its relieving that
no player is bigger than the game itself.

from:  Shikhar
Posted on: Mar 16, 2012 at 21:46 IST

What is the point? India lost to Bangladesh because Sachin took his time
(147 balls) to score his century. Anyone can score 100 centuries if they
play forever. He should retire gracefully now like Rahul Dravid did.

from:  James Gurung
Posted on: Mar 16, 2012 at 21:46 IST

Here comes the century of centuries to bring up the century of centuries!!! congrats Sachin...

from:  Swanand
Posted on: Mar 16, 2012 at 21:40 IST

Pangs without birth fruitless industry as Shakepeare said. Operation successful patient died

from:  Ram
Posted on: Mar 16, 2012 at 21:31 IST

hava a fun

from:  ravi
Posted on: Mar 16, 2012 at 21:30 IST

Hopefully now Sachin would now gracefully retire...

from:  Jitendra Dutta
Posted on: Mar 16, 2012 at 21:25 IST

Any comment I dare make will I am sure cannot describe the man and the exploits and how he has made the nation proud. I bow my head to honour this great but humble cricketer.

from:  M S Ansari
Posted on: Mar 16, 2012 at 21:20 IST

Finally we have it. Let us see if Sachin can score another hundred aginst Pakistan in the next match, to make his one day total to 50 hundreds, that would be 50+ in tests and 50 in ODI, a double that may never happen. Hopefully he can win that match and put India in the final and hopefully he says bye to ODI cricket after ASIA cup.

from:  Chandra
Posted on: Mar 16, 2012 at 21:17 IST

Sachin ton is going in vein since Bangladesh might win.

from:  vinay swarup
Posted on: Mar 16, 2012 at 20:56 IST

Congratulations Sachin!!!!!!
This has been proved earlier and now too that no one is above cricket
and sachin tendulkar.

No one > Cricket
Cricket = Sachin Tendulkar
Hence No one > Sachin Tendulkar Proved.

GOD bless the master and let the world again see the dynamic Sachin
showing his sheer exceptional class with his brilliant innings. I have
said earlier and repeating again that something very special is yet to
come from the genius. Wait and watch!!!!!

from:  Sanjeev Jha
Posted on: Mar 16, 2012 at 20:54 IST

Thank you Bangladesh!.

from:  Punith
Posted on: Mar 16, 2012 at 20:52 IST

He could have achived this mile stone much earlier if he was allowed to play against Kenya, Gana, afganistan, Neitherland

from:  venki
Posted on: Mar 16, 2012 at 20:43 IST

Congratulations Sachin! We are proud of you!

from:  legolasthehansy
Posted on: Mar 16, 2012 at 20:40 IST

Cheers to chiranjeevi Sachin on his achievement.
Let Govt bestow this man the highest honour which will feel that is
given to the deserving

from:  hothur.VR
Posted on: Mar 16, 2012 at 20:39 IST

Sachin created history but it costed India slow rate of run with a total
below 300. From the 25th over itself India needed to score runs very
fast and cross 315+ because 289 score is makeable by Bangladesh team
easily. The end-result will be known soon - Bangladesh the winner

from:  venu
Posted on: Mar 16, 2012 at 20:34 IST

"Tendulkar is also the only batsman in the world who has scored a double ton in ODIs, a feat he achieved in Gwalior against South Africa in February." - Pls correct, there is sehwag too.

Hats of to Tendulkar. He makes millions of hearts smile with his efforts. People forget their sadness, while watching him work. Love you. Proud of u.

from:  Arun
Posted on: Mar 16, 2012 at 20:30 IST

Historic moment, but it did not raise his fans to the height of
pleasure, as it was against bangladesh

from:  shanz
Posted on: Mar 16, 2012 at 20:24 IST

Sachin - We cannot think of cricket without you being around. Cricket in other words means Sachin. You are the sole emperor who has defined and outlined the feats in cricket. Its a great Honour for all indians and the whole of cricketing world. Congrats paaji

from:  krishna
Posted on: Mar 16, 2012 at 20:22 IST

Please Correct "Tendulkar is also the only batsman in the world who
has scored a double ton in ODIs, a feat he achieved in Gwalior
against South Africa in February."

from:  Yash
Posted on: Mar 16, 2012 at 20:18 IST

Correction - Tendulkar is not the ONLY batsman to score a double
hundred. Sehwag scored a double hundred in 2011 at Indore.

from:  Devesh Sharma
Posted on: Mar 16, 2012 at 20:16 IST

There is a factual error in the copy. Tendulkar is not the only batsman in the world who has scored a double ton in ODIs. Virendar Sehwag broke Tendulkar's record with a 219 against West Indies in December last year.

from:  D Suresh Kumar
Posted on: Mar 16, 2012 at 20:15 IST

Considering its against Bangladesh, it is nothing much to be proud about. Maybe since
tendulkar has reached his feat, he should consider retirement,

from:  Raj
Posted on: Mar 16, 2012 at 20:08 IST

There is a factual error in the article. Sachin Tendulkar is not the
only batsman to have scored a double hundred in ODIs. Sehwag broke
Sachin's record of the highest ODI score against West Indies in Indore,
in the process becoming the second batsman to score a double hundred in
ODIs.

from:  Naman
Posted on: Mar 16, 2012 at 19:59 IST

At the cost of Country, he played marathon for his records and not for
country to win a match. It is not as honest as projected.

from:  Ravi R
Posted on: Mar 16, 2012 at 19:49 IST

thank u sachin, you have relieved your fans who were waiting for the
last one year, match after match, for your 100th century ,finally
achieved atleast against bangladesh.hope u will play for ur country now
freely without tensions

from:  vijayanand
Posted on: Mar 16, 2012 at 19:47 IST

There is a factual error in the article. Sachin isn't the only person
anymore to have scored an ODI double ton. He holds it jointly with
Sehwag!

from:  rishabh shukla
Posted on: Mar 16, 2012 at 19:47 IST

Let us salute this gem of indian cricket.Though belated as per his standard hope will stand for many more years but many even argue that this is impossible by another humanbeing.In fact his humble is much more to be appreciated because it is very difficult to remain cool with billions of expectations.No doubt he carries enormous burden on his shoulders for such a long period, let us leave him hereafter to play for his passion.Request media not to pressure him anymore.This legend deserves bharathrathna for his achievements.

from:  D.S.Soundararajan
Posted on: Mar 16, 2012 at 19:44 IST

keep up the gud work... we want to see for next 5 more years...

from:  ma
Posted on: Mar 16, 2012 at 19:38 IST

Hats off to Sachin for his continued passion for the game and love for
his nation! I doubt there can ever be another like Him.

On an unrelated note, "Tendulkar is also the only batsman in the world
who has scored a double ton in ODIs, a feat he achieved in Gwalior
against South Africa in February. This feat was included in ’Times’
magazine’s top 10 sports moments of the year."

Factual Error. Sehwag scored 219 against WI in December, 2011, making
him the second person to score a double ton in ODIs.

Please take care to ensure accuracy of your reports. That is why we
all read and love The Hindu.

from:  Krishnadev J S
Posted on: Mar 16, 2012 at 19:37 IST

The claim that "Tendulkar is also the only batsman in the world who has scored a double ton in ODIs, a feat he achieved in Gwalior against South Africa in February. This feat was included in ’Times’ magazine’s top 10 sports moments of the year. " is incorrect.

Shewag also has a double ton to his name in ODIs.

from:  Arun
Posted on: Mar 16, 2012 at 19:36 IST

Perhaps he is the greatest batsman we will ever see in our era... so
guys enjoy ur popcorn and be a part of the history...

from:  pumba
Posted on: Mar 16, 2012 at 19:32 IST

Congrats Sachin, Now its time for Sachin to retire and give way for new
players. He should indulge in other matters for the country, he can use
his popularity to make some good changes for the country.

from:  Vinu
Posted on: Mar 16, 2012 at 19:28 IST

"Tendulkar is also the only batsman in the world who has scored a double ton in ODIs". What about the Viru's 219? Didn't expect this from Hindu.

from:  Giri Bhavana
Posted on: Mar 16, 2012 at 19:15 IST

Congratulations to Sachin Tendulkar, having survived the expectations
of a billion people everytime, he walked on to bat and in the process
made almost all the cricketing records to his name. Today, he
completed the rare feat of scoring 100th hundred in international
cricket. Hope he continues to play for India and brings joy and cheer
to his countrymen through his game.

P.S: There is a factual error in the statement that Sachin is the only
batsman to have scored a double century in one day cricket. Of course,
Virender Sehwag is the other batsman to have achieved the similar feat
later. Kindly correct the statement.

from:  Amit Kumar Jha
Posted on: Mar 16, 2012 at 19:13 IST

I would have been thrilled if he had scored this ton against Australia, England, Sri Lanka or West Indies.

from:  Mani Iyer
Posted on: Mar 16, 2012 at 19:08 IST

"Tendulkar is also the only batsman in the world who has scored a double
ton in ODIs, a feat he achieved in Gwalior against South Africa in
February."
--Sehwag has joined the '200 in ODI' club with his 219 knock against
West Indies in 2011.

from:  Siva
Posted on: Mar 16, 2012 at 19:02 IST

Congratulations to Sachin but there is something wrong with this report. According to the author, Tendulkar is the only batsman to score a double hundred in ODI's. Didn't Sehwag recently score a double ton too??

from:  Harpreet Singh
Posted on: Mar 16, 2012 at 18:41 IST

"Tendulkar is also the only batsman in the world who has scored a double ton in ODIs."

is it?
Copy paste issue. LOL

from:  Muthu
Posted on: Mar 16, 2012 at 18:39 IST

Thats a shame.even a century against Banladesh is being considered as a record. shame on you, sachin, you have once again proved that you only play for records but not for the team or the country.

from:  pradeep
Posted on: Mar 16, 2012 at 18:36 IST

Tendulkar is not the only batsman to score a double ton in ODIs. Did you just put up an article which was written a year ago (besides adding few recent things)?

An incredible feat nonetheless. Salute to the Master!!!

from:  Himanshu
Posted on: Mar 16, 2012 at 18:31 IST

Im sure the cricket lovers all over the world shall rejoice...Indians or otherwise..Its a feat that has been witnessed , and hopefully shall not be broken. Sachin too can now let go and blast more runs in the limited time he serves India - now that the 100th Int'national burden (that he was carrying) has been tied and stamped in his name ..Cheers..

from:  A joshi
Posted on: Mar 16, 2012 at 18:31 IST

Sorry..! Sachin is not the only batsman to score double ton in ODI. But
he is the first.

from:  Santhosh TM
Posted on: Mar 16, 2012 at 18:29 IST

There are some who are passing adverse comments that he made this century against a weak team but they are forgetting that he did not score all these 100 centuries against weak teams. Most of these 100 centuries came against very strong teams like Australia. It only reminds me of the song by TMS, "Vaazhndhaalum Yesum, Thaazndhaalum Yesum, vaiyagam idhu thaanada". Well done, Sachin! I am sure you will now quickly score another 10 centuries, now that the monkey is off your back.

from:  Suresh
Posted on: Mar 16, 2012 at 18:26 IST

Tendulkar is also the only batsman in the world who has scored a double
ton in ODIs, a feat he achieved in Gwalior against South Africa in
February.

I think the writer is not aware of recent cricketing... Sehwag also
scored 219 in ODI...:) anyway good article...

from:  deepak
Posted on: Mar 16, 2012 at 18:24 IST

Thank you Sachin for all the memories. India is proud of you!

from:  Vishal Singh
Posted on: Mar 16, 2012 at 18:20 IST

Kudos to the greatest player of the game!!!

I would like to draw your attention to the sentence mentioned in the article.
"Tendulkar is also the only batsman in the world who has scored a double ton in
ODIs, a feat he achieved in Gwalior against South Africa in February. "

Please dont forget Sehwag's 219 against West Indies, in Indore.
I understand that your good office is as thrilled as any other Indian or cricket lover
anywhere in the world, as the Master-Blaster puts us in cloud nine with his sky-
scraping achievement, but when a news comes from a highly reputed newspaper
like THE HINDU, our expectations are sky high.

Please consider as a request from a family who has been shown the light of the
world for generations through THE HINDU.

from:  Deepak Prasasd
Posted on: Mar 16, 2012 at 18:17 IST

"Tendulkar is also the only batsman in the world who has scored a double ton in ODIs" Really?????

from:  pradeep
Posted on: Mar 16, 2012 at 18:15 IST

Congratulations Sachin! We are really proud of you who have become legend and generation after generations would keep on looking upto you for inspiration and motivation to do something great in their life irrespective of filed.

from:  Sushil Kumar
Posted on: Mar 16, 2012 at 18:14 IST

Correction: Sehwag has also made a double hundred in one-day.

from:  asd
Posted on: Mar 16, 2012 at 18:13 IST

Great Sachin. Hats off. You have India proud.

Good time to retire.

from:  THIYAGARAJAN M
Posted on: Mar 16, 2012 at 18:13 IST

Congratulations to the Apotheosis of Cricket on his tons of tons!!!. A feat rarely seen as much as even trying to emulate, a feat that had an aura around it like the hidden land of 'El Dorado' heard but not seen and who else to bring it to reality other than the wizard of batsmanship 'Sachin Tendulkar'. So for all the cynics and the skeptics who cry for his retirement, pause and turn the pages back ,relive the times when the man gave us hope (and still does!), joy and the dream, the inspiration to stretch beyond our limits. We must thank him not only for the countless hours of entertainment but also for teaching us the conduct one has to have to become a champion, always the gracious and ever the dutiful for the country, lets take a bow and the salute the genius on his achievements and thank him for all he had to give to us as a sportsman and as a man of the highest standards of demeanor.

from:  Ashwin Viswanathan
Posted on: Mar 16, 2012 at 18:08 IST

Today the time has came for our god isn't it? It is our indians who have created a lot of ruckus on his century.Because of our presuure he took a lot of time.Anyhow congrats sachin you have acheived all the things in International carrier.Now everyone just stop talking about his game and just let him play as long as he wish.

from:  Nagarjuna
Posted on: Mar 16, 2012 at 18:04 IST

The 100th ton would have been very impressive if Tendulkar had made it
against a world class and in form team like Australia, Sri Lanka,
Pakistan or South Africa. It is now important that he makes the 101th
ton against such a team to prove he earned this unique recognition.
Giving him the chance to score this ton is owed to him by every
cricketing nation. He should never be denied a place in the team till he
makes this 101th ton and prove any skeptics wrong.

from:  Ash
Posted on: Mar 16, 2012 at 18:02 IST

Really sachin is god of cricket and he is playing upto our expectations. There is a small correction. Sehwag also scored double hundred which Sachin will break soon.

from:  Sujith Devadas
Posted on: Mar 16, 2012 at 18:02 IST

"Tendulkar is also the only batsman in the world who has scored a double ton in ODIs"
What nonsense?? Sehwag is the topscorer in ODI 219

I think this article is composed well before Sehwag hit the double top.

Please proof read.

from:  Anoop MS
Posted on: Mar 16, 2012 at 17:59 IST

It's been long wait. I think he has done enough service to Indian and
International cricket. now it's time for him to contemplate his
retirement.

from:  Asokan
Posted on: Mar 16, 2012 at 17:59 IST

Glad he made a century. If not, he would have made BCCI to host a series
with Namibia or UAE

from:  Rarus
Posted on: Mar 16, 2012 at 17:58 IST

sachin u want in my team for long year ,you make more achievements for India

from:  maniarasu
Posted on: Mar 16, 2012 at 17:55 IST

No words about this living legend who is part of the sumptuous game of
cricket over 2 decades... Hats off to you, Sachin!! I'm one of the the
greatest fan of "Master Blaster" among many other million people
around the world... Your wonderful speech after the innings was a good
one!! :) This article has rightly put forth the most celebrated
moments of Sachin. I'm hoping to see him break-through many more
milestones (Sure he is the only one to do so in this decade and many
more to come in the future). I love you Sachin! We're all proud of
you... You're the greatest inspiration for all inspiring, young
cricketers... Kudos to you, Sachin! Jai Ho!

from:  Priya
Posted on: Mar 16, 2012 at 17:54 IST

Congrates!! Slaute to you!!

from:  Rajesh
Posted on: Mar 16, 2012 at 17:50 IST

100th-"100" : Time for Bash!!!

At last the wait is over and the moment of rejoice has come. Sachin's
glorious ton has made every Indian special and proud across the globe.
This a huge blow to those who ridiculed him in recent past about his
consistency, perhaps they should now take the side of getting him
Bharat Ratna(Gem of India). Hats off to you Sachin ... :)

from:  Yusuf Hayath
Posted on: Mar 16, 2012 at 17:49 IST


Since when is Tendulkar the only batsman to hit 200 in ODIs? What happened to Sehwag's 219 against the West Indies?

from:  Govind
Posted on: Mar 16, 2012 at 17:45 IST

Excellent review. If I am not mistaken Tendulkar is not the only
batsman to have scored a double century in one day internationals.
Sehwag also achieved the feat against the west Indies.

from:  Chandru
Posted on: Mar 16, 2012 at 17:42 IST

Please correct:- "Tendulkar is also the only batsman in the world who
has scored a double ton in ODIs, a feat he achieved in Gwalior against
South Africa in February."

from:  Amit
Posted on: Mar 16, 2012 at 17:41 IST

The article seems to be a collection of write ups accumulated over a period of time hastily put together. It misses the fact that Tendulkar is no longer the only double centurion in ODIs. He now has Sehwag for company...

from:  Ram Sundaresan
Posted on: Mar 16, 2012 at 17:41 IST

Shewag has score a double ton..

from:  Sai
Posted on: Mar 16, 2012 at 17:41 IST

It is a good article but contradictory to what is mentioned Virender Sehwag also scored a double century in the ODIs.

from:  Alex Joseph
Posted on: Mar 16, 2012 at 17:38 IST

I thought Virender Sehwag also made a Double century in ODI cricket.
Please crodd verfiy the same and change it i the article.
Excerpts : Tendulkar is also the only batsman in the world who has scored a double ton in ODIs, a feat he achieved in Gwalior against South Africa in February. This feat was included in ’Times’ magazine’s top 10 sports moments of the year.

from:  Srinivas T V
Posted on: Mar 16, 2012 at 17:38 IST

Correction : He is not the only player to score double ton in ODIs. He is the first player to do so.

from:  R B
Posted on: Mar 16, 2012 at 17:38 IST

Congrats to Sachin.
But as mentioned "Tendulkar is also the only batsman in the world who has scored a double ton in ODIs, a feat he achieved in Gwalior against South Africa in February."

This is also achieved by Sehwag (219)

from:  cak
Posted on: Mar 16, 2012 at 17:36 IST

Congrats .......| Carry on d gud work

from:  Ashish
Posted on: Mar 16, 2012 at 17:36 IST

Legend who made his ton is expected from all over the world. The Great person. I am very happy to sent a first mail of me in the hindu paper.

from:  YUSUFF SHA MARICAR
Posted on: Mar 16, 2012 at 17:35 IST

"Tendulkar is also the "only" batsman in the world who has scored a double ton in
ODIs"

Please correct

from:  Gautam Arora
Posted on: Mar 16, 2012 at 17:36 IST

Virender Sehwag has also made Double Century in ODI. Sachin is not the only one. Though there is
no comparison between the two as it will be unfair to mortals to compare them with gods; But still i
hope if it will be rectified. We do not expect such mistakes from a Daily as awesome as THE
HINDU.

Sachin! Sachin! Sachin! :-)

Only thing that comes out of the heart for this 38 year old charismatic "BOY" ......"RESPECT".

Congratulations Sachin.

from:  Pratiyaksh Singh
Posted on: Mar 16, 2012 at 17:35 IST

Sachin, well done and congratulations! We are proud of you as you are the best the world of cricket has ever or will produce.

from:  Srikanth Ranganathan
Posted on: Mar 16, 2012 at 17:34 IST

Tendulkar is not the only batsman to score double in ODI. Recently that record was borken by Sewagh against Windies in MP

from:  regani
Posted on: Mar 16, 2012 at 17:34 IST

'Tendulkar is also the only batsman in the world who has scored a double ton in ODIs' this sentence needs to be corrected since Shewag has surpassed this record

from:  Naveen T
Posted on: Mar 16, 2012 at 17:32 IST

CORRECTION - Tendulkar is not the ONLY batsman to score a double hundred in ODIs. He was outscored by Sehwag.

from:  Kapil
Posted on: Mar 16, 2012 at 17:29 IST

Shewag has scored an odi double hundred as well

from:  Raghavan
Posted on: Mar 16, 2012 at 17:28 IST

My fellow countrymen

Please do not start the campaign for Bharat Ratna after this century.
Other sportsmen have achieved greater heights and brought glory to our country like Vishy Anand.

from:  P.G.RAVIKUMAR
Posted on: Mar 16, 2012 at 17:27 IST

Once again sachin proves no age limits to play cricket and get records.

from:  Ragavagiri
Posted on: Mar 16, 2012 at 17:27 IST

Congratulations to Te(O)N-dulkar on scoring the most awaited century in this new centruy which is his century of centuries. A correction in this report: "Tendulkar is also the only batsman in the world who has scored a double ton in ODIs, a feat he achieved in Gwalior against South Africa in February"

Shewag holds the record but if what the writer meant was Tendulkar is the first to score a 200 in the ODI and not the only one-he is right.

from:  Vikram Niranjan
Posted on: Mar 16, 2012 at 17:27 IST

We profusely thank our chairman of selection committee kris Srikanth, for relieving the indian public, from the heavy burden they have been carrying on their shoulders for over a year now.

Sachin can now retire peacefully from One dayers atleast and pave way for other youngsters to carry it forward.

He can grind his test career for achieving other milestones left if any.

we hope that we will win against bangladesh after this century, for sachin carries such a record of losing after scoring century.

from:  P.G.RAVIKUMAR
Posted on: Mar 16, 2012 at 17:25 IST

Once again sachin proves no age limits to play cricket and get records.

from:  Ragavagiri
Posted on: Mar 16, 2012 at 17:25 IST

The 100th ton would have been much more appreciated if Tendulkar had
made it against a world class and in form team like Australia, Sri
Lanka, Pakistan or South Africa. It is now important that he makes the
101th ton against such a team to prove he earned this recognition. So he
should not retire until he makes this 101th ton and prove the skeptics
wrong.

from:  Ash
Posted on: Mar 16, 2012 at 17:24 IST

Hi Sachin Congratulation For 100 100 U R The Best Cricketer In India

from:  Aman Kumar
Posted on: Mar 16, 2012 at 17:23 IST

"Tendulkar is also the only batsman in the world who has scored a double ton in ODIs, a feat he achieved in Gwalior against South Africa in February"- Sehwag too. Sachin has the slowest ODI century now

from:  Om
Posted on: Mar 16, 2012 at 17:23 IST

Hi,
GOD has done it!!! :D
However, there is a correction -- He is not the only batsman to have scored a double century in ODIs, He is the first. Remember, Sehwag also has a 219 in ODI against West Indies???
Pls make the correction so we give due credit to the Maestro that he is!

from:  Indhuja
Posted on: Mar 16, 2012 at 17:20 IST

"Tendulkar is also the only batsman in the world who has scored a double
ton in ODIs, a feat he achieved in Gwalior against South Africa in
February."
Perhaps this article was written long back and as it is said that "Great
things doesn't come easy. They make you work extra hard and they make
you wait extra long."
Congrats Sachin.

from:  Akshay Verma
Posted on: Mar 16, 2012 at 17:19 IST

Congratulations to Sachin Tendulkar. He has been a great ambassador for
the game of cricket and a great inspiration for Indian sportsmen for
last 23 years.

from:  sanjay
Posted on: Mar 16, 2012 at 17:14 IST


Sachin Tendulkar has created history when he reached the milestone
against Bangladesh at Dhaka on Friday. He is the first cricketer to
score a century of centuries. It is a feather in his cap. It is a
proud moment for all Indian cricket lovers. It has been a long
wait for Sachin, with a year passing since his 99th century. Congrats
to Sachin. It is high time that he follow the foot steps of Rahul
Dravid and retire from cricket graciously after the Asia Cup.

from:  Gururajan Ramachandran
Posted on: Mar 16, 2012 at 17:13 IST

The statement "Tendulkar is also the only batsman in the world who has scored a double ton in ODIs" is incorrect. Get yuor facts right. Sehwag is also there

from:  Karun
Posted on: Mar 16, 2012 at 17:12 IST

Congrats Sachin. Now that the monkey is off your back , we can expect
the fluent sachin back .

from:  hari
Posted on: Mar 16, 2012 at 17:06 IST

India helped Bangladesh liberation in 1971,

Bangladesh helped India’s liberation in 2012 (saving us from endless wait to Sachin’s 100th ton) !!!

from:  Shreerang Tamboli
Posted on: Mar 16, 2012 at 17:06 IST

Congratulations Sachin. It is a increditable record of you to make 100th century in cricket
history. I hope the record will going to stay for a long time, although records made to break
only. Congrats Sachin

from:  K.Narayana Chetty
Posted on: Mar 16, 2012 at 17:04 IST

Sachin is happy to retire from Cricket now. He knows that he has to give next generation (or) his son a chance for final cricket 11 team from 150 cr Indian population.

from:  Kamal
Posted on: Mar 16, 2012 at 17:04 IST

hats off the greatness,immense hardwork and patience of this superman! - rid

from:  riddhika ojha
Posted on: Mar 16, 2012 at 16:59 IST

Excellent sachin...................

from:  vijesh
Posted on: Mar 16, 2012 at 16:56 IST

At last !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

from:  Dhiraj
Posted on: Mar 16, 2012 at 16:53 IST

Fantastic.........

from:  Jeyaprakash
Posted on: Mar 16, 2012 at 16:50 IST

critics will not be happy for this............

from:  mayank jain
Posted on: Mar 16, 2012 at 16:49 IST

Finally the monkey is off his back.

from:  Kiran
Posted on: Mar 16, 2012 at 16:46 IST

Yay! Congratulations Sachin!!!

from:  Divya Srikanth
Posted on: Mar 16, 2012 at 16:45 IST

AWESOME! I don't think anything else needs to be said. His accomplishments speak for itself.

from:  Rangarajan Suresh
Posted on: Mar 16, 2012 at 16:45 IST

sachi is wonder ful batting. sachin is the god of cricket.he create a new history.congratulates the sachin.

from:  NAVEENKUMAR
Posted on: Mar 16, 2012 at 16:44 IST
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