Friday, November 16, 2007

One more time....Loose... Loose... Loose Control !!

A.R.Rehman's track from RDB..... "One more time....Loose... Loose... Loose Control !!" will suit perfectly for Sachin Ten(short of 100)dulkar under the current circumstances !!!

If only Sachin Tendulkar had listened to his son, he may have a century of centuries in international cricket now. When the master batsman fell for 97 in the 4th ODI against Pakistan, it was the 23rd time in Tests and ODIs that he has got out in the 90s.

In ODIs, he has got out in the 90s as many as 16 times and in Tests seven times.

He has 78 centuries to his credit - 41 in ODIs and 37 in Tests, and the 23 missed ones would have taken his tally to 101. Unbelievably, he has fallen in the 90s seven times this year. The 42nd century is turning out to be jinxed for Tendulkar who has fallen in the 'nervous 90s' for six times this year (19 matches), and second time in the ongoing series. He fell short by just one run on three occasions.

Tendulkar faced a similar problem at the start of his one-day career and it took him 79 matches to score his first century that came almost after five years since the start of his career. But once he scored his first ton - against Australia in Sri Lanka at Colombo in the Singer World series - he scored centuries at will. But of late, the century has eluded him, and the last time he crossed the three-figure mark was against the West Indies in January this year at Vadodara.

But this is what he has to say after the match.... "I guess I got into this wrong habit of getting out in the 90's. But for me, what matters and counts most is that India won." A real team man !

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