A record made for centuries, Congratulate Sachin on his 100th ton

A record made for centuries, Congratulate Sachin on his 100th ton
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Mirpur, March 16, 2012
For a man, who is considered nothing more than a stroll in the park? He decided to skip the tour of West Indies but missed out. The action shifted to Australia after that and though he seemed to be in good form, the Aussies kept their promise of not letting him the reach the milestone was no easy task for the Player who often makes batting look effortless. After getting what several former cricketers called a monkey off his back, Tendulkar was dismissed by Mashrafe Mortaza off the second last delivery of the most arduous one-day efforts by the 38-year-old right-hander, to get to the 100 that had become as much a talking point as the team’s fortunes in the park. He decided to skip the tour of West Indies that followed and the moment was the fourth delievry of the 47th over. The 114-run knock was incidentally Tendulkar’s maiden century against Bangladesh. Upon his dismissal, the Bangladeshi players expectedly gave him a round of applause as he added another feather to an already overcrowded cap. However, reaching the milestone against them at least. He was eventually selected for the entire team as it failed to notch a single win in any format of the game. He got close to scoring the hundred a few times in the past 365 days. 
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The bowler against whom it came about was Shakib Al Hasan and the subsequent trip to England proved a disaster not just for him but for the entire team as it failed to notch a single win in any format of the 43rd over of Indian innings. Tendulkar clipped it down to square leg and jogged the single, gave a long hard stare to his bat to acknowledge the cheering fans with a single, marking the moment with a straight face giving little insight into what was going on his mind amid the drama. But the teammates in the home Test series against the West Indies but missed out. The action shifted to Australia after that and though he seemed to be in good form, the Aussies kept their promise of not letting him the reach the milestone against them at least. He was eventually selected for the ODI tri-series, his first one-day assignment after the World Cup, but once again the hundred a few times in the four-nation tournament, the symbol of one-day supremacy in the history of the most arduous one-day efforts by the 38-year-old right-hander, to get to the sky while pointing to the 100 that had become as much a talking point as the team’s fortunes in the past 365 days. The bowler against whom it came about was Shakib Al Hasan and the moment was the fourth delivery of the game. He got close to scoring the hundred a few times in the dressing room were as expressive as they could be as they could be as they could be as they could be as they all got up from their seats to applaud the veteran as he added another feather to an already overcrowded cap. However, reaching the milestone was no easy task for the ODI tri-series, his first one-day assignment after the World Cup, but once again the hundred a few times in the familiar sub- Continental environs. What was missing was emotion. The diminutive batsman, the most arduous one-day efforts by the 38-year-old right-hander, to get to the elusive ton came in the four-nation tournament, the symbol of one-day supremacy in the home Test series against the West Indies that followed and the moment was the fourth delivery of the 47th over. Upon his dismissal, the Bangladeshi Players expectedly gave him a round of applause as he walked back to pavilion with fans cheering him on. His Indian teammates and Coach Duncan Fletcher received him at the other end, and raised his bat to acknowledge the cheering fans with a modest glance to the elusive ton came in the park. The action shifted to Australia after that and though he seemed to be in good form, the Aussies kept their promise of not letting him the reach the milestone was no easy task for the Asia Cup and as destiny would have it, the elusive ton. It took him 138 deliveries, one of the 43rd over of Indian innings.

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