On This Day: Sachin Tendulkar Scored 1st of his 100 tons

Sachin…Sachin..This name reverbs in the Indian cricket community till date and the magician is worth of the status- ‘God of Cricket’. It was on this day the little master began his journey in scoring the international tons. 30 years ago at the age of 17 years and 112 days on August 14, 1990, in a Test against England at Old Trafford Sachin Tendulkar smashed an unbeaten 119 off 189 deliveries. It was Sachin’s 9th Test Match and his performance announced his arrival on the world stage.

He became the second-youngest batsman to score a Test century at the time and at present he’s the third-youngest century-scorer in Tests. In a career of over two decades, the little master scored a total of 100 centuries (51 in tests and 49 in ODI’s) and today as we celebrate 30 years of this historic knock, lets recall and share the best century scored by the Master Blaster himself.


200 vs South Africa at Gwalior, 2010

Sachin Tendular was the first man to crack the 200 mark in International cricket. Just 2 years before his retirement the little master did something which many were close to doing, but couldn’t. He scored the first double century in ODI cricket, smashing the South African bowlers all over the pitch with 25 fours.

He set up the benchmark of 200* and the legacy was carry forwaded by other Indian batsmens. India managed to score 401 runs in 50 overs and half of the team total was scored by the Master Blaster. This is one of his most iconic knocks and my favourite century scored by him.