Century #8: 110 vs Australia, at Premadasa Stadium, Colombo, on Sep 9, 1994 India had won the toss and set up a challenging total on a dicey Premadasa pitch in Sri Lanka. Sachin scored a blistering 110 which truly set up the game and paved the way for an Indian victory. It was Sachin’s first ODI hundred. Facebook.com/StuckOn99
Australian great Dennis Lillee, on Monday, recalled his first meeting with Sachin Tendulkar and said on a lighter note that he did the game a "favour" by rejecting the batsman when he went to the MRF Pace Foundation with an ambition to become a fast bowler in the late 80s.
No. 3: On a lethal pitch at the WACA in 1992, Tendulkar made 114 against an attack that included Craig McDermott and Merv Hughes, scoring the bulk of his runs with square cuts. "That is when I felt that, yes, now I am here to play cricket anywhere in the world, any bowling attack and I am confident enough to tackle them," he would say, years later. www.200th.in