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.
Team India may and should win.
However, in all the hype and hoopla and maybe premature celebration, spare a thought for a man who despite being in the 15 finds himself on the sidelines after just one bad game.
ShantaKumara Sreesanth could very well have been the wicket-taking bowler this Indian side craved. His recent exploits in South Africa were soon forgotten.
His suspect temperament relegated his other virtues to the background.
A peek at his Twitter timeline over the past week tells a story: