Sachin will create history at Eden, feel former Test players

Kolkata: Former Test players from Bengal are eagerly awaiting for Sachin Tendulkar to reach the coveted milestone of 100 international hundreds at the Eden Gardens.

Eden Gardens` wicket of late has been a batsman`s paradise and in the last Test played here, seven players from India and South Africa got hundreds and Tendulkar was one of them.

Former India wicketkeeper Deep Dasgupta said for "some selfish reason" the cricket-crazy people of the state would like to see it being notched at the Eden.

"You can call me selfish... But we want to see it being done by Tendulkar here. The Eden beckons Sachin`s 100th century. We all want to see it here so that we can proudly say.

"I was there" when Sachin scored the century," Dasgupta said.

The former Bengal skipper further said there was no reason why Tendulkar would not get to the mark.

"He is batting so fluently. The way he completed 15000 Test runs, he would notch up his 100th century. It`s just a matter of time. I really hope he does it here. It would be a huge thing for all of us."

Another former India opener Devang Gandhi has a strong feeling that the Eden waited for this moment.

"And the moment has arrived. It`s a great opportunity for us to go there and support him and witness history," Gandhi said.

"Everybody was expecting this to happen at the Lord`s but it did not happen there. Somehow, the mark is eluding him for quite a long time... It gives all of us a feeling that Eden will witness the moment. We all are looking forward to it."

The 40-year-old said the Eden would offer a typical Test wicket that will help the batsmen and will help spinners later on.

"I was there" when Sachin scored the century," Dasgupta said.

The former Bengal skipper further said there was no reason why Tendulkar would not get to the mark.

"He is batting so fluently. The way he completed 15000 Test runs, he would notch up his 100th century. It`s just a matter of time. I really hope he does it here. It would be a huge thing for all of us."

Another former India opener Devang Gandhi has a strong feeling that the Eden waited for this moment.

"And the moment has arrived. It`s a great opportunity for us to go there and support him and witness history," Gandhi said.

"Everybody was expecting this to happen at the Lord`s but it did not happen there. Somehow, the mark is eluding him for quite a long time... It gives all of us a feeling that Eden will witness the moment. We all are looking forward to it."

The 40-year-old said the Eden would offer a typical Test wicket that will help the batsmen and will help spinners later on.

PTI

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