Scoring the 100th ton was not easy: Sachin Tendulkar

Sachin Tendulkar said it was a difficult phase and all of us had to wait for it for a long time AFP

By CricketCountry Staff

Mumbai: Mar 21, 2012

Sachin Tendulkar, who arrived in India after Team India’s exit from the Asia Cup, admitted that despite scoring 99 centuries, getting to the landmark ton was not easy.

“The pressure is off. It was a difficult phase and all of us had to wait for it for a long time. But it has made everyone realise, including me, that even after scoring 99 hundreds to score another one is not easy,” Tendulkar was quoted saying by NDTV.

“Let’s look forward to the next season. This season is over and I look forward to the next season,” he added.

The master blaster lauded Virat Kohli s effort, after the India vice-captain scored two centuries in the Asia Cup which include his 183 against Pakistan, but requested everyone not to pressurise him with expectations.

“I think he is a very good player. He is a brilliant player. He has done well but all I can say is don’t put pressure on him. Let him play freely,” he said.

The 38-year-old also praised Rohit Sharma.

“Rohit also batted really well. He showed a lot of composure and the way he built that partnership with Virat was really important for all of us. That partnership happened at a critical moment.”

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