Topic: Sachin scales Mount Everest at last
After 33 innings in England, India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Australia in 370 days, master batsman Sachin Tendulkar went from 99 to 100 international centuries on 16 March.
AT LONG LAST! It was a prolonged period but worth the wait as expectations reached fever pitch from 12 March 2011 to 16 March 2012. It was like a mother delivering a baby after a double gestation period of 18 months!
Will it be at Lord’s last July to mark the 2000th Test match or the Mumbai near tied Test last November or in Melbourne in the Boxing Day Test or in Sydney in the New Year 2012 Test, journalists and his fans wondered?
But Sachin took his time. After scoring 92, 73 and 80 in successive Tests in Mumbai, Melbourne and Sydney Tests, it looked mission impossible as he failed in the last two Tests in Perth and Adelaide and in the Tri-nation one-day internationals (ODIs).