Sachin Tendulkar scored 100 international centuries during one-day of the India vs. Bangladesh Asia Cup cricket match at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur on Friday.
Tendulkar, the 38-year-old cricketer nicknamed India's Little Master, scored 51 centuries in tests and 49 centuries in internationals, the final century being a single off left-arm spinner against Bangladesh's Shakib Al Hasan.
According to Reuters, Tendulkar hit 10 boundaries and one six while reaching for the hundred, the first in his two-decade career.
It was a tough phase for me. Specially tough when you know that I started off this season batting reasonably well, Tendulkar told the NEO Cricket channel via Reuters.
I batted well in Australia. I felt at times I was luckless. Doesn't matter how many hundreds you score, you still have to put your head down, grind it out and do the job for the team.
Tendulkar celebrated the hundred, taking a moment to look at his bat in silence before looking to the sky while toasting the crowd and hugging Suresh Raina of the India team.
Last year, Tendulkar came close to scoring the hundred, with 99 centuries with his 111 against South Africa in the World Cup 2011.
Precisely a year ago when I got my 99th hundred no one spoke about it during the World Cup. And then it was I guess the media who started all these, Tendulkar said. The 99 hundreds that I scored, nobody spoke about them. Everyone had their opinion but eventually I have got to do what is important for the team.
Wherever I went, to restaurant, the house keeping, the room service, whoever I met just spoke about the 100th hundred. It became a little difficult mentally, because I am not playing only for my 100th hundred.
Souvrav Ganguly also shared the same sentiments as Tendulkar for hitting the hundred milestone.
Enough has been said about it so it's not a day to talk about it. Let's enjoy Sachin's 100th century. It's a phenomenal thing. All of us are proud of him and he is an absolute champion, Ganguly told DNA India.