ICC’s latest post on twitter as on the same day, eight years before, but still the feat is so fresh in our mind.
In 2012, on this day, India and Bangladesh were playing each other in Dhaka for Asia Cup. That was also a match where Sachin created another record scoring a century of centuries.
He had 99 centuries before that match, playing 51 tests and 48 ODIs. Fans were eagerly waiting for the moment as it was more than a year seeing a century by Sachin on board.
The little master who hailed by many as “God of Cricket” didn’t disappoint fans as he grabbed up his 100th century in that match.
Eight years passed away but the feast is still fresh in the mind of everyone as evident by the ICC’s latest Twitter post reminding the same. He was the first batsman to register a hundred international centuries.
In that match, the master blaster scored 114 runs off 147 balls including 12 fours and 1six. He couldn’t defend a total of 289/5 put on by India and lost by five wickets.
It was his last-second last ODI innings and was the last International century by the little master.
Till the date, no batsman had ever come near to this record of scoring a hundred centuries. In this list after Sachin, Ricky Ponting is in second place following next to him with a number of 71 centuries. Current Indian Captain Virat Kohli is in third place with 70 centuries. The fourth-place occupied by the Sri Lanka wicketkeeper-batsman Kumar Sangakkara with 63 hundreds.