Indian cricket icon maestro Sachin Tendulkar created history by becoming the first cricketer to score 100 centuries in international cricket. He scored his 100th century at Dhaka's Shere Bangla National Stadium on Friday.
The much-awaited century came when Tendulkar took a single off Shakib Al Hasan's delivery in the Asia Cup against Bangladesh. He belted a six and 10 fours on his way to score the elusive century off 138 balls.
Suresh Raina, who was batting with him at the other end, lifted him in jubilation after completing his century. Indian team and the crowd were on their feet in celebration and appreciation. And the Little Master looked skyward.
The 38-year-old cricketer's last century came against South Africa during the World Cup a year ago. Since then, his fans around the world have been waiting for him to accomplish the milestone. His performance during the tour of England, Australia and India was not impressive but he has silenced the critics by reaching the milestone.
Tendulkar has scored 49 ODI and 51 Test centuries in his 23-years career.