Former Indian batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar’s quest for 100th international hundred ended on the 16th of March 2012 when he scored is 49th ODI ton against Bangladesh. Sachin Tendulkar was under intense pressure in the preceding months as his form suffered due to the milestone. With the landmark having completed nine years ago, the retired cricketer cut a cake to celebrate the occasion.
Sachin Tendulkar, who is currently captaining the India Legends in the Road Safety World Series in Raipur, scored one of the memorable centuries in international cricket nine years ago. The right-handed batsman crafted a 147-ball 114 runs against Bangladesh in an Aisa Cup fixture in Mirpur. It was also his last international ton and compiled 51 hundreds to go with in Tests.
Nevertheless, the hundred came in a losing cause for the men in blue as Bangladesh stunned them to register a five-wicket victory, chasing 290 successfully. Tamim Iqbal, Jahurul Islam, and Nasir Hossain managed half-centuries while Shakib Al Hasan and Mushfiqur Rahim crafted invaluable cameos to shape Bangladesh’s win.
Below is a video clip of Sachin Tendulkar cutting a cake, which Pragyan Ojha uploaded in his official Twitter handle:
— Pragyan Ojha (@pragyanojha) March 16, 2021
Regardless of the result, the fixture would be best remembered for Tendulkar’s 100th international hundred and his 24-year career has already set an example for the youngsters. The Mumbai-born batsman has also been in decent nick in the ongoing Road Safety World Series. The latest match of India Legends against England Legends saw the skipper scoring 60 off 37 deliveries and has piled 138 runs in five games at 34.50, keeping a strike rate of 133.98.