The 16th of April, 2011 will remain a red letter day for Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar.
It is the day he scored his 100th international century in book cricket.
The master batsman believes that this is a good omen. All his tons in international cricket have been preceded by equivalent tons in book cricket.
“Book cricket is a sport I have indulged in since I was a little boy.” says the Little Master.
“I have always followed a book cricket century or double by one in Test or ODI cricket.”
“It is one of the ways I unwind.”
Another cricketer who enjoys book cricket is Virender Sehwag.
Tendulkar said, “Veeru is extremely fortunate in book cricket. He scored two triple tons and that helped him visualize and score triples in Test cricket as well.”
The master batsman believes that it is just a matter of time before he scores a triple in book cricket and subsequently Test cricket.
“I would not have believed that scoring a double in ODIs is possible had I not first scored a ODI double in book cricket.”
Tendulkar will be posting the rules of the game on his web-site.
(All facts and “quotes” in this story are fictitious.)
Quote of the day:
There is an evil tendency underlying all our technology – the tendency to do what is reasonable even when it isn’t any good. – Robert Pirsig