As a matter of fact, the batting legend has started yearning for getting the three-digit score when he was just 12 years old. Ajit Tendulkar, the brother of Sachin and one of the most influential guides of his 24-year-long career was commemorating those days, when Sachin was quite on edge to register his foremost ever ton.
“He was only 12, playing a Harris Shield inter-school match.” Ajit said. “On the very first day of the two-day game where he was batting on 96, Sachin came back to home in lieu of going to my uncle’s place where he was staying. He was so jittery to score those four runs. He was talking inapposite things. My parents read his mind well and permitted him to just talk.”
Ajit kept recalling on the eve of the 41st birthday of his brother in the interim of Legends Club gathering at the Cricket Club of India, “They just keep listening to him without saying anything. He lastly fell flaked out. Next day, he smashed two boundaries in the first over to carry out his century. It was only his second year in school cricket.”
Tendulkar, who got retired from the all formats of the international cricket in November, last year, has become the latest member of the club that comprises Vijay Hazare, Vinoo Mankad, Vijay Merchant and Sunil Gavaskar. Mankad’s birth anniversary that fell on April 12 was also celebrated yesterday.