Sachin Tendulkar’s Hun’DREADS’ for India

I write this post with utmost respect and love for the greatest legend Sachin Tendulkar in the game of cricket. There are no records THE MASTER BLASTER has not bagged into his kitty and there are many more to come. We Indians are very superstitious lot and this has led to many stories and one such is being shared here. 90% of the Indian cricket crazy fans are excited when Sachin scores a 100 but deep down inside their heart they are bitten by this bug that whenever Sachin scored a 100 India had lost that crucial match.

Sachin Tendulkar - The Master Blaster in Indian Cricket History
Sachin Tendulkar - The Master Blaster in Indian Cricket History

The latest to prove is the encounter with South Africa in the preliminary league match on 13.3.2011.India were cruising towards a fantastic target around 400+ but the jokers, sorry chokers fell like nine pins and set a cheap target for the South Africans and they did it without much effort.

Here’s a look at Sachin’s ODI hundreds in losing causes:

Runs 4s 6s Strike Rate Innings Against Venue Date
137 8 5 100.00 1 Sri Lanka Delhi 2nd March 1996
100 9 1 90.09 1 Pakistan Singapore 5th March 1996
110 5 1 79.71 1 Sri Lanka Colombo 28th August 1996
143 9 5 109.16 2 Australia Sharjah 22nd April 1998
101 3 1 72.14 1 Sri Lanka Sharjah 20th October 2000
146 15 2 95.42 1 Zimbabwe Jodhpur 8th December 2000
101 9 78.29 1 South Africa Johannesburg 5th October 2001
141 17 1 104.44 2 Pakistan Rawalpindi 16th March 2004
123 12 2 94.61 1 Pakistan Ahmedabad 12th April 2005
100 10 1 88.49 1 Pakistan Peshawar 6th February 2006
141* 13 5 95.27 1 West Indies Kuala Lumpur 14th September 2006
175 19 4 124.11 2 Australia Hyderabad 15th November 2009
111 8 3 109.90 1 South Africa Nagpur 12th March 2011
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Out of the 93 times Sachin Tendulkar has scored a fifty, India have secured 56 wins while ending up on the losing side 35 times. Two games yielded no results. Digging deeper, India has won 28 times whenever Sachin has scored between 70 to 99.

Although I do not blame the master blaster for the losses but as we say DIL HAI KI MAANTA NAHIN.Not only this the record of Yuvraj and Sehwag is much better compared to Sachin’s. Whenever they have scored more than 50 Indian went onto win. It’s also said that Whenever the legendary Gundappa Vishwanath scored a century India went onto win that Test Match.

Sachin also says that he feels more happy whenever India wins and his score does not matter . This legend is 100%team man and contribute in every aspect of the game. This world cup 2011 might be the last one for the master and this is the time all the overpaid paper tigers like Dhonis, Rainas, Munafs, Nehras, Chawlas should realign their goal to give a fitting tribute this GREATEST LEGEND OF WORLD CRICKET.

I pray for India’s world cup win and again another superstition that is against is NO HOST COUNTRY HAS EVER WON THE WORLD CUP.

Can India and Sachin break this Jinx? Keeping my fingers crossed!

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