Eight years ago, on this day Sachin Tendulkar became the first batsman to score 100 hundreds

Tendulkar has many world records to his name which are yet to be broken. One such record was the hundred 100s record which was made by the former Indian opener on March 16, 2012.

Eight years ago, on this day Sachin Tendulkar became the first batsman to score 100 hundreds
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Sachin Tendulkar is known as the 'God of Cricket' and quite rightly so. The cricketer from Mumbai not only redefined cricket but also owned the sport like a true god. Tendulkar has many world records to his name which are yet to be broken. One such record was the hundred 100s record, which was made by the former Indian opener on March 16, 2012. This record remains unbroken till date.

Tendulkar registered the record during the Asia Cup clash against Bangladesh at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium. He scored a brilliant 114 to bring up his 49th ODI century. Apart from his 49 ODI hundreds, he already had 51 hundreds to his name in the Test matches. The century was also special to him since he had breached the three-figure mark after a gap of one year.

But the knock by Tendulkar could not carry the Indian side to victory as they were unable to defend a target of 290 and the hosts won the match with four balls to spare.

Tendulkar bid adieu to international cricket in 2013 but his record of most centuries still remains unbroken. The 47-year-old also has 164 fifties to his name with a whopping 34,357 runs in his dolly which he scored during his stellar career.

Next to Tendulkar in terms of the number of centuries is former Australia skipper Ricky Ponting, with 71 hundreds. However, current India skipper Virat Kohli is the only active player who can break the record by Tendulkar. Kohli is at the third spot with 70 international hundreds.

However, the record will not be broken anytime soon as the coronavirus pandemic has laid a drastic impact on sporting events. Sporting events such as India-South Africa ODI series, the Indian Premier League (IPL), the Indian Super League (ISL) final have either been cancelled or have been postponed or organised behind closed doors.

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