Sachin Tendulkar 100 international centuries: March 16 is a very special day for Sachin Tendulkar and his fans, who are called the Gods of Cricket. This is the same day when Sachin created history by completing a century in international cricket. Yes, on this day 10 years ago in the Asia Cup against Bangladesh, Sachin did this feat by playing a century of 114 runs. But despite this historic innings, Team India had to face defeat at the hands of Bangladesh and Team India’s dream of reaching the final of Asia Cup was shattered.
how was the match
Batting first against Bangladesh in the fourth match of Asia Cup 2012, India scored 289 runs for the loss of 5 wickets in 50 overs with the help of Sachin Tendulkar’s century and Virat Kohli and Suresh Raina’s half-centuries. This score was achieved by the hosts with the help of half-centuries from Tamim Iqbal (70), Zahrul Islam (53) and Nasir Hussain (54) with 5 wickets and four balls to spare. Due to this defeat, India could not reach the final of the 2012 Asia Cup and Pakistan won the title by winning over Bangladesh.
Record of most centuries in international cricket
Sachin Tendulkar holds the record for most centuries in international cricket. He has scored 51 centuries in Tests and 49 in ODIs, while former Australia captain Ricky Ponting is at number two in this list with 71 centuries. Virat Kohli is in third place with 70 centuries and fans have been waiting for his century with the bat for the last two years.
Sachin Tendulkar was criticized for his slow innings
Sachin Tendulkar faced 147 balls to play an innings of 114 runs and during this he hit 12 fours and a six. Cricket pundits had criticized Sachin’s innings after India’s defeat and said that he took too many deliveries to complete his century. But apart from Sachin, Kohli also scored 66 runs in 82 balls.