Tendulkar's poor show delights bookies

Sachin Tendulkar was ruled out of the England ODI series due to an aggravated old injury Getty Images

By CricketCountry Staff

Mumbai: Sep 9, 2011

The Indian bookmakers are surprisingly elated with little master Sachin Tendulkar s poor performance in England, which has helped them earn a whooping amount of more than Rs. 800 crores in the region itself.

Tendulkar, who was expected to hit his record 100th international century, failed to convert starts during the entire series, and narrowly missed the milestone when he was dismissed for 91 in the second innings of The Oval Test.

Tendulkar s poor show in England helped bookies in major Indian cities Mumbai, Ahmedabad, and Jaipur to rake in large sums of money, several bookie websites reported.

The bets were placed on Tendulkar in three categories him getting the century through the course of the series, betting on a specific match, and, betting on individual innings, which yielded maximum returns.

“This is the first time we enjoyed huge returns without losing a single rupee on Sachin. This has been by far our biggest gain on the Little Master in the last two-three seasons. The market was bullish as everyone expected that he would do it in England. And with Sachin, usually the confidence is high,” a bookie said.

Tendulkar was ruled out of the One-Day International series due to an aggravated old injury in toe.