Test Century

Tendulkar braves demanding conditions and delivers

Sachin Tendulkar had just reached his double-century. He was into the ninth hour of his innings. He had been on the field for the whole match, except for perhaps one session. He had had a few visits from the physio. The tea break was approaching. Twice in the next two overs, MS Dhoni hit shots slightly wide of the outfielders. And ... More

Master Class At Sydney – A regal knock

Banner at the ground summed up Australia's affection for Sachin Tendulkar. "Commit all your crimes when Sachin is batting," it read. "They will go unnoticed because even the Lord is watching." Great players have a feel for the big stage and Tendulkar couldn't have chosen a better moment to turn in such a regal performance. Efficient and ... More

‘He is not going to stop at 35’ – Gavaskar

Gavaskar, a man who has been close to Tendulkar throughout his career, was lavish in his praise. "I have said it before that Tendulkar is the closest thing to batting perfection that the game has seen," he told Press Trust of India. "Look at the stillness of the head, the straightness of his backlift, the ease of playing shots off either the ... More

“It was a very emotional one for me” : Sachin Tendulkar

In relaxed yet sporty clothes, shy grin plastered across his face, under the glare of numerous television-camera spotlights, Sachin Tendulkar was calm and collected, but you could sense the excitement and sheer joy as he answered a volley of questions after reaching his 35th Test hundred. "Landmarks happen. You just go and bat because you ... More