SCG my favourite ground away from India: Sachin Tendulkar

Indian batting legend Sachin Tendulkar averages 221 at the SCG with two centuries and a double century Getty Images

By CricketCountry Staff

Sydney: Dec 30, 2011

Indian batting legend Sachin Tendulkar has stated that the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) is his favourite ground away from India, and that he feels confident of performing at the venue.

Tendulkar was quoted in the Herald Sun as saying, “The SCG has obviously been my favourite ground away from India.

“It s a terrific ground, a special place. I love the atmosphere. It s wonderful.

“There are these certain grounds where you walk out there feeling you re going to do well and the SCG is one of those grounds where I feel comfortable.”

Experts feel the SCG will be a perfect platform for the Little Master to complete his much-awaited hundred hundreds. Tendulkar averages 221 on the historic ground. He has smashed two centuries and a double century with a highest score of 241 at the SCG.

The SCG Trust and Cricket NSW are keeping fingers crossed for the unique milestone to be achieved by the Indian legend which will add to the celebrations of the 100th Test at the SCG.

Cricket New South Wales chief executive Dave Gilbert said, “With Tendulkar chasing his 100th hundred and given his record at the SCG we hope that translates into a big walk-up.

“The attendance in Melbourne was a record so the interest is certainly there this week.

“It s been a late start to the international season given Australia was in South Africa but we re confident sales will pick up.”