Photo Gallery : Sachin Tendulkar’s 50th Test Century

Sachin's 50th Test Century, South Africa vs India 1st Test 2010 Centurion

South Africa could not find a way past Sachin Tendulkar. ©AFP

 

Sachin's 50th Test Century, South Africa vs India 1st Test 2010 Centurion

Sachin Tendulkar remained unbeaten on 111 © AFP

 



Sachin's 50th Test Century,South Africa vs India 1st Test 2010 Centurion

Harsha Bhogle: “All great players redefine their profession.50 Test hundreds was considered unthinkable. Sachin has done it.” ©Getty images

 

Sachin's 50th Test Century,South Africa vs India 1st Test 2010 Centurion

Tendulkar later spoke of the moment when he reached the milestone. “The first thing obviously I thought of was my father because I wanted to do it for him,” ©Getty images

 

Sachin's 50th Test Century,South Africa vs India 1st Test 2010 Centurion

“Greatest achievement by a bats man ever! His name is sachinnnnnnn tendulkarrrrrrrrrr!! Wooohooooooooo.” Said Yuvraj Singh
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Sachin's 50th Test Century,South Africa vs India 1st Test 2010 Centurion

Sachin dedicated the milestone to his father, who died in 1999. “It was his birthday yesterday and I wanted to do something in his honour,” ©Getty images

 

Sachin's 50th Test Century, South Africa vs India 1st Test 2010 Centurion

Sachin Tendulkar celebrates Test century No. 50 © Getty Images

 


South Africa's vs India 2010-11 Test Series, Centurion,Sachin's 50th Test Century

Sachin Tendulkar raises his bat after reaching his 50th Test century © Getty Images

 

Sachin's 50th Test Century,  South Africa's vs India 2010-11 Test Series, Centurion

Sachin Tendulkar celebrates his 50th Test century. © Getty images

 

South Africa's vs India 2010 Test Series, Centurion , Sachin's 50th Test century

Sachin Tendulkar becomes the first man to score 50 Test centuries. ©espncricinfo

 

Sachin's 50th Test Century,South Africa's vs India 2010-11 Test Series, Centurion

Sachin Tendulkar celebrates his 50th century as he has many of his others: with a word of thanks to the heavens. ©espncricinfo

 


Sachin's 50th Test Century,South Africa's vs India 2010-11 Test Series, Centurion

Sachin Tendulkar walks out to bat after tea, 20 runs short of his 50th Test ton © Getty Images

 

Sachin's 50th Test Century,South Africa's vs India 2010 Test Series, Centurion

Sachin Tendulkar plays a shot off the back foot during his century © Getty Images

 



Sachin's 50th Test Century, South Africa's vs India 2010 Test Series, Centurion

Sachin Tendulkar and MS Dhoni guided India through to tea © AFP

 

Sachin's 50th Test Century,  South Africa's vs India 2010-11 Test Series, Centurion

Sachin Tendulkar ducks under a short ball © Getty Images

 

Sachin's 50th Test Century, South Africa's vs India 2010-11 Test Series, Centurion

Sachin Tendulkar was not afraid to play the pull shot against the short ball.©espncricinfo

 




Sachin's 50th Test Century, South Africa's vs India 2010-11 Test Series, Centurion

Sachin Tendulkar brings out the paddle sweep. ©espncricinfo

 

Sachin's 50th Test Century, South Africa's vs India 2010-11 Test Series, Centurion

Lonwabo Tsotsobe has his head in his hands after a stroke from Sachin Tendulkar ©espncricinfo

 

Sachin's 50th Test Century,South Africa's vs India 2010 Test Series, Centurion

Sachin Tendulkar congratulates Rahul Dravid on his 12,000th Test run © AFP

 

South Africa's vs India 2010 Test Series, Centurion,  Sachin's 50th Test Century

Sachin Tendulkar leans in to a front-foot drive. ©AFP

 




Sachin's 50th Test Century,  South Africa's vs India 2010 Test Series, Centurion

Sachin Tendulkar rocks on to the back foot © AFP

Sachin's 50th Test Century,South Africa vs India 1st Test 2010 Centurion

“For him, a Test match begins two days earlier, preparing for it. He wants to face the maximum number of balls at the nets. You will not see him play a loose shot at the nets.”
Gary Kirsten, India’s coach, praises Tendulkar’s work ethic
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Sachin's 50th Test Century, South Africa vs India 2010 Test Series, Centurion

Sachin Tendulkar watches the ball carefully.©AFP

 

 

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