Dec 20, 2010

One more ☆

I am writing with joy from the bottom of the bottom of my heart that the Country's only Son surpassed yet another milestone. "Would like to dedicate this to my father", said Sachin during his post-match interview after compiling a majestic, hard-fought century that took his total test ton count to FIFTY in a flawless, flamboyant manner.
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Sachin was not so majestic when it comes to fourth inning heroics especially when compared to his performances in other 3 innings' of the five-day format. His best 4th innings knock came against the all-time rival, Pakistan, in Chennai, fighting against a cramp, driving India toward Victory. It was very sad to see India losing the game despite Sach's heroics. Even after reaching 50 hundreds, he agreed that this was his best and toughest. "I think my knock of 136 against Pakistan at Chennai was toughest. Wicket was really deteriorating and quality of bowling attack was outstanding!", said Sachin. Again, this game against SA is no exception as he kept running outta partners, only to remain unbeaten at the other end, seeing all his folks, walking in and back, one after the other. Dhoni's plaudible partnership shocked the South Africans who went speechless with their strikes but were fortunate to have a monstrous man named Dale Steyn. Even Steyn's amazing aggression couldn't get rid of the God to surpass the milestone.
Had Dravid/Raina/Lax stayed a lot longer, it would've been a more memorable game. But Sachin's stand-out innings will definitely remain memorable. To note down the positives out of this game, the 2nd innings fight-back is appreciable, especially after the disastrous first innings tumble. He concurred with this point saying this.
"It was extremely important to bat well in the 2nd innings. It was even more important to send loud and clear message that we can fight back strongly. I think we have done that."
Being the world's best team, the expectations were high on our team. Logically, we cannot win every game like Sach cannot score a hundred in every inning. It was a very good game of cricket and the  rest of the contest will be definitely interesting. My Next wait, like i mentioned once, will be his 100 Hundred's in both forms of the fascinating game.

Listen to the master, speaking about his milestone, as said to cricinfo.

Sachin Tendulkar reflects on reaching 50 Test centuries following his latest ton in South Africa (03:25)

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