Tendya does it

A collective gasp resounded around Mumbai when Morne Morkel’s delivery cut back and missed the inside edge of his bat. It was around 7.30pm and the Master Blaster’s scorecard stood precariously on 97. Two overs later, Sachin pushed Dale Steyn to midwicket for two. 99 runs. In the next delivery, he drove the fast bowler to deep cover. Another collective gasp could be heard in Mumbai. A gasp of awe. The cricketing god had reached his 50th Test century. On the historic day, Mumbaikars felt this was an unmatchable feat, long awaited and well deserved. Once again, with his heavy bat in hand, the Mumbaicha mulga had silenced his detractors who tirelessly snap at his heels. Many believe that the ton was a pitch-perfect answer to all of Tendulkar’s critics who gladly wrote him off after his out-of-form phase about two years ago. Mumbaikars were delighted that Tendulkar is still going strong twenty years after his international debut in Karachi in 1989. Many said that the feat will remain unmatched for years to come.

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