Sachin Tendulkar has dedicated his match-winning 44th one-day international century to Raj Singh Dungarpur.
Tendulkar made 138 in the final of the Compaq Cup against Sri Lanka at the Premadasa Stadium, Colombo, on Sunday. He was also declared the ‘Man of the Match’ and ‘Man of the Series.’
Twenty years ago, Tendulkar was selected in the Indian team for the tour of Pakistan by Raj Singh Dungarpur, the then chairman of the National Selection Committee.
“His (Tendulkar’s) selection went like a shot,” had said Raj Singh.
In a text message Tendulkar said: “I would like to dedicate this century (138, 133b, 10x 4s, 1 x 6) to Mr. Raj Singh. It’s (his passing away) terrible for us to recover from.”
Raj Singh, who held many positions in the BCCI, died last Saturday.