Sachin Tendulkar’s reaction to his 100th international century that he scored on Friday at Dhaka’s Shere Bangla National Stadium.
“It was a tough phase for me. Especially tough when you know that I started off this season batting reasonably well,” said Tendulkar.
“I batted well in Australia. I felt at times I was luckless. Doesn’t matter how many hundreds you score, you still have to put your head down, grind it out and do the job for the team.
“It hasn’t sunk in but I have definitely lost about 50 kilos.”
“Precisely a year ago when I got my 99th hundred no one spoke about it during the World Cup. And then it was I guess the media who started all these.
“Wherever I went, to restaurants, the house keeping, the room service, whoever I met just spoke about the 100th hundred.
“It became a little difficult mentally, because I am not playing only for my 100th hundred.
“The 99 hundreds that I scored, nobody spoke about them. Everyone had their opinion but eventually I have got to do what is important for the team.”