Actually it did not require Wisden to make such a prediction for everyone knew that Tendulkar would get many more three-figure knocks.
What probably no one could have been prepared for was the commanding manner in which he has batted over an extended period of two decades -- the giant strikes he has made in world cricket and the exalted status that he reached through his batsmanship.
A career that's an impeccable blend of full-blooded strokes and immaculate defence, utmost determination and intense concentration, a single mindedness of purpose in achieving his mission and a hunger for success that is insatiable.
In Image: Star Indian batsman Sachin Tendulkar stands next to a replica of a gold medallion which was launched 26 March 1999 to commemorate the Cricket World Cup. The medallion, priced at 4,500 rupees (106 USD), was designed by famed goldsmith Stuart Devlin.