‘My hair has turned gray’: Raina reveals how Sachin Tendulkar reacted after reaching 100th worldwide ton

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Sachin Tendulkar

Legendary India batsman Sachin Tendulkar ended the lengthy look forward to his 100th worldwide century by reaching the three-figure mark in Asia Cup towards Bangladesh. On Could 16, 2012, Tendulkar added one other feather to his already illustrious hat by changing into the first-ever cricketer to attain 100 worldwide tons. 

Typically hailed among the many greatest batsmen to grace the game, Tendulkar achieved the feat on the Shere Bangla Nationwide Stadium in Mirpur. He stitched a 113-run stand with Virat Kohli after India suffered an early blow within the type of opener Gautam Gambhir. Nonetheless, after Kohli’s dismissal, it was Suresh Raina who lent help to Tendulkar. 

Raina was additionally on the non-striker’s finish when Tendulkar etched his identify into report books by notching up 100th worldwide hundred. The Little Grasp ended up scoring 114 runs from 147 balls, steering India’s whole to 289/5 in 50 overs. Although Bangladesh hunted down the full with 4 deliveries to spare, Tendulkar was all around the information for attaining the unpreceedented milestone. 

Raina, who additionally shared the dressing room with Tendulkar in the course of the 2011 World Cup, revealed how the legendary participant reacted after ticking off one other staggering achievement. 

“After he took a single off Shakib [Al Hasan] to succeed in the milestone, I congratulated him saying, ‘Nicely completed, paaji, it was due for thus many months.’ He mentioned, ‘My hair has turned gray ready for this second.’ That’s after I realised how a lot psychological weight he was carrying all that whereas,” Raina was quoted as saying by ESPN Cricinfo.

Final 12 months, Raina bid adieu to worldwide cricket together with MS Dhoni. The duo introduced their determination via social media in August, weeks earlier than the beginning of the much-awaited IPL 2020. Raina additionally withdrew from the T20 match within the UAE citing private causes. The left-hander additionally mentioned that being on the non-striker’s finish as Tendulkar scored his 100th century was one of many many memorable moments he shared with the Grasp Blaster.

“I had many memorable moments with paaji as soon as I began taking part in for India. The most important one clearly is successful the 2011 World Cup, however other than that, successful the CB sequence in Australia [in 2008], the ODI and Check sequence in New Zealand [in 2008-09] and changing into the No. 1 Check staff. I used to be on the different finish when paaji scored his 100th worldwide hundred,” mentioned Raina.

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