By CricketCountry Staff
New Delhi: Nov 10, 2011
Bookies had a field day after Sachin Tendulkar fell short of his 100th ton against the West Indies at the Feroz Shah Kotla on Wednesday.
India next play the team from Caribbean at the Eden Gardens and although it's still five days to go, punters are already placing odds on him achieving the feat at Kolkata.
"Sachin seems to be in great form. It will be good if he gets his ton on his home turf, Mumbai, during the third test. His century will help us rake in crores,'' said a bookie.
But, before that Tendulkar achieves his feat, Bollywood legend Amitabh Bachchan's yet-to-be born grandchild is expected to take centre stage.
"Over Rs 150 crore is riding on whether Aishwarya Rai will deliver the child on 11. 11. 11 or on Children's Day, the day the Eden Test match kicks off. This despite the fact that Abhishek Bachchan has made it clear that wife Aishwarya is not going for a Caesarean operation,'' said a bookie.
Police are keeping an eye on the betting scene.
"We are aware there is also heavy betting on whether the actress will deliver a boy or girl. This is unfortunate scenario and shows how we are still obsessed with a male child,'' said a police officer.
Huge amount of money is expected to be pumped in to predict the sex of Aishwarya Rai Bachchan's unborn child.
"The highest bets are coming in for 11. 11. 11 as all astrologers are declaring it to be a very auspicious day. There are enough bets placed for Children's Day too," the bookie said.