Sachin Tendulkar who is popularly known as ‘GOD OF CRICKET’. In his 24 years long cricket career, He smashed 100 century in international cricket. Sachin Tendulkar made many records in his career. The highest number of runs in ODIs and Tests is one of them. He played 200 tests and 463 ODIs for Team India where he smashed 15921 and 18426 runs respectively.
He made 51 centuries in test matches and 49 in ODIs which are the world record of centuries in the cricket history. Before 2011, Sachin Tendulkar had made 98 Centuries in his international career. In 2011, he smashed only one century against South Africa in World cup 2011. After this century, He touched only once a 90 run mark in 2011.
But When India traveled to England for a series, it seemed like Tendulkar was going to score the 100th century but He was got out by Tim Bresnan. Reminiscing the moment, Tim Bresnan reveals that after getting his wicket, I and Umpire Rod Tucker received the death threats from the Fans.
ME AND UMPIRE GOT DEATH THREATS: TIM BRESNAN
Tim Bresnan said on Yorkshire Cricket podcast, “He was on 99 international hundreds and there were no referrals in that series because the BCCI didn’t like them. It was at The Oval in the last Test of the series. This ball, it was probably missing leg anyway, and umpire Hill [Tucker], Aussie lad, shot him out. He was on 80-odd as well , definitely going to get it [his century]. We win the series and go to number one in the world.”
“We both got death threats, me and this umpire, we got death threats for ages after. I got them on Twitter and he had people writing to him to his home address and stuff, getting proper death threats going, ‘How dare you give him out? It was missing leg.’
I caught up with him a few months later and he was like, ‘Mate, I’ve had to get a security guard and stuff.’ He had police protection around his gaff in Australia,” Bresnan added.
🗣️ “Hopefully I can force my way back into that format, get out there on the big stage and hopefully play in those two world cups.”
— Yorkshire CCC (@YorkshireCCC) June 4, 2020
Sachin Tendulkar finally scored the 100th century against Bangladesh in the 2012 Asia Cup. Although It was his last white-ball match after that he announced his retirement from White-ball cricket. In 2013, He announced retirement from test cricket also after playing his last test match against West Indies.