Ramakant Achrekar is confident of Sachin Tendulkar hitting his 100th ton soon

Sachin Tendulkar has been in quest for his 100th international ton since March 2011 Getty Images

Mumbai: Jan 9, 2012

Sachin Tendulkar’s coach Ramakant Achrekar is confident that the batting maestro will score his much-awaited 100th international century soon.

“Lavkarach maarel ase watate (I feel he will score it soon),” the Dronacharya awardee said on the sidelines of an event here to announce the launch of Nuzmakers Cricket Challenge, a tournament for jewellery retailers of Mumbai

Achrekar’s daughter Kalpana Murkar, meanwhile, said that Tendulkar had met his mentor twice before leaving for Australia.

Tendulkar has scored 226 runs at an average of 56.5 in the first two Tests in Australia, but the historic milestone has so far eluded him.