Not just in India, Sachin Tendulkar is considered as cricket God in many cricket playing nations. He is the only batsman to have scored the most number of runs in Test and ODI cricket. Tendulkar has 100 international hundreds, which is the most number of Tons scored by any cricket player.
Sachin retired back in 2013 after playing a Test match against West Indies. And his record remains intact as far as the most number of international hundreds are concerned. Only another India wizard Virat Kohli has come closed to him and it is believed that if the current Indian captain continues to play the way he has been playing over the last few years, then it would not be very surprising to see Kohli break Sachin Tendulkar’s record.
Meanwhile, England’s fast-medium bowler Tim Bresnan has revealed an interesting story. Sachin Tendulkar scored his 99th international hundred during the 2011 World Cup against South Africa. After that, he had to wait for sometime before he achieved that ‘impossible’ feat of scoring 100th hundreds. Finally, the opportunity came during a Test match at Oval. Sachin was batting on 91 and it looked almost certain that the Little Master is going to score another century. When all the Indian fans were anticipating for that historic moment, that’s when he was given LBW off Tim Bresnan’s delivery. It was found out that the ball was clearly going to miss leg stamp but umpire Rod Tucker of Australia declared his decision and Tendulkar went back to the pavilion, breaking millions of hearts who were waiting for the historical moment. But later Tim Bresnan and Rod Tucker got death threats from unknown people. Some people began to send letters to Tucker’s house in Australia, where it was written that the umpire made a blunder by giving Sachin Tendulkar LBW out. The situation became so serious that the umpire had been given police protection in Australia. On the other hand, Bresnan got death threats on Twitter. The England cricketer says, “He was on 99 international hundreds and there were no referrals in that series because the BCCI didn’t like them. It was at The Oval in the last Test of the series. This ball, it was probably missing leg anyway, and umpire Hill [Tucker], Aussie lad, shot him out. He was on 80-odd as well , definitely going to get it [his century]. We win the series and go to number one in the world.”
Sachin eventually achieved that much-awaited hundred 2012 during Asia Cup against Bangladesh.