Tendulkar makes history in Mirpur
Sachin Tendulkar today ended his long wait to reach an unprecedented 100th international century as India took on Bangladesh in the Asia Cup.
Tendulkar’s most recent three-figure score – 111 against South Africa in the World Cup last year – seems a distant memory after 12 months of waiting.
The Little Master has passed fifty eight times in the interim, but became the first man to reach the astonishing milestone by clipping Shakib Al Hasan for a single.
As well as being the first, Tendulkar may well be the last having astonishingly started his international career 23 years ago at the age of just 16.
ICC chief executive Haroon Lorgat paid tribute to the Indian great in a press release soon after.
"On behalf of every cricket fan around the globe I congratulate Sachin on becoming the first person to score 100 centuries for his country," he said. "This is indeed a magnificent feat and not likely to be easily emulated.
"Fans have admired Sachin for more than 20 years and have recently waited with great expectation for his 100th international century.
"The number 100 is special for a batsman and to record 100 centuries for your country is a massive statement."