London: Sachin Tendulkar achieved immortality after he finally scored his long awaited 100th century against Bangladesh in an Asia Cup match in the Shere Bangla National Stadium, Dhaka on Friday.
Many have already touted Tendulkar’s magical feat as unmatchable, a record, which might stay forever.
His 100th century is 29 more centuries than his nearest challenger on the all-time list, Australia’s Ricky Ponting.
According to the Wall Street Journal, it has been a long wait of a year and four days, but Sachin Tendulkar, the Little Master, has finally done it. He has scored 100 centuries in international cricket, which is an incredible sporting feat that may never be matched.
Tendulkar won’t care a bit about the venue or opposition since any international century is special, and he’s just scored 100 of them. This latest one is perhaps the sweetest, as it came when Tendulkar was facing an unfamiliar and unfair amount of criticism, it said.
It’s difficult to play down this sporting achievement as scoring a century of centuries was deemed unthinkable even before Tendulkar came along, making his debut in 1989 as a mere 16-year-old, the youngest cricketer ever to represent India, it added.
The report said no other batsman in history has come close to achieving what Tendulkar has as he is the top scorer in Test cricket by a country mile, with over 15,000 runs to his name.
Tendulkar is also the top scorer in One-Day Internationals with more than 18,000 runs, streets ahead of Ponting, who is second on the list with 13,704, it added.