Suresh Raina revealed the conversation he had with Sachin Tendulkar after the Little Master scored his 100th century against Bangladesh in 2012.
Little master scored his 100th century on May 16th in 2012 in the Asia Cup against Bangladesh.
Raina was the first man to congratulate Sachin Tendylkar after he scored the historic mileston. As he was at the non-striker’s end as Little master took a single to reach his ton.
Speaking to ESPN Cricinfo, Suresh Raina opened up about what Sachin Tendulkar told him right after he made that century against Bangladesh.
“After he took a single off Shakib [Al Hasan] to reach the milestone, I congratulated him saying, ‘Well done, paaji, it was due for so many months.’ He said, ‘My hair has turned grey waiting for this moment.’ That’s when I realized how much mental weight he was carrying all that while,”
Sachin Tendulkar played a brilliant knock of 114 on the day as he brought up his 49th ODI ton, which was also his 100th century in international cricket. Tendulkar’s 100th century was a long time coming.
The pressure of getting the elusive ton had a great impact on Sachin Tendulkar. And the legendary batsman struggled for form between his 99th and 100th century.
After not scoring a century for more than a year, Tendulkar finally registered the century in the Asia Cup.
Sachin Tendulkar’s famous record still stands, with Ricky Ponting the next batsman in line with 71 centuries to his name.