Sachin Tendulkar….. take a bow Master Blaster….congrats on your 100th international century!!!
I have been privileged to follow your career from the last 16 years and you never cease to enthrall me. When players are labelled as greats with just half of the centuries you have scored, your achievement is all the more special. When players excel in just one form of the game, you have conquered both the forms (tests and odis) of the game that you have played.
Even more great is your longevity, your hunger, consistency, passion and desire for the game. Your detractors might have wanted you to retire after just after your first game but you have given tight slaps on their faces, time and again, with you bat. You are the true God of cricket and I wouldn’t be surprised if you play in the 2015 World Cup and be among the highest run getters of the tournament. You have been stopping the heartbeats of a billion people with your dazzling stroke play, for more than two decades, and I don’t see any reason why you can’t do so for a few more years.