Sachin ended 2009 with 88 international centuries. He scored 8 in 2010 and 3 by March 2011, so the historic 100th 100 seemed inevitable. And then he hit a roadblock. Not a single century after 300 days and counting!
One hopes that Sachin gets his Mahashatak in 2012, for one cannot take it for granted. He will turn 39 in April, which is way past the retirement age for most cricketers.
Image: Australia's Mike Hussey, right, catches out India's Sachin Tendulkar, bottom left, for 80 runs on the fourth day in their cricket test match at the Sydney Cricket Ground in Sydney, Friday, Jan. 6, 2012.