Australia will stop Tendulkar from scoring hundredth ton: McGrath

Indian batting legend Sachin Tendulkar is one short of his elusive 100th ton AFP

Sydney: Jan 2, 2012

Australian fast bowling legend McGrath predicted that India’s Sachin Tendulkar will remain stranded on 99 international centuries at least for the rest of the summer.

McGrath said the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG), which will be hosting its 100th international Test, provides Tendulkar the perfect opportunity to achieve the milestone.

“Well the scene is set, there’s no doubt about that, Sachin’s a class player and to be sitting on 99 (international) hundreds is incredible,” McGrath was quoted as saying by the Sydney Morning Herald.

“But I’m tipping our boys will hold him back for another few Tests. It would be nice to see Sachin get his 100th hundred first Test in the next series.”

Tendulkar scored his 99th international century in a World Cup group stage match March 12 against South Africa. Since then he has failed to notch his 100th hundred in the away series in England and at home to West Indies. (IANS)