My Career Really Took Off After Knock of 114 at Bouncy Perth Track: Sachin Tendulkar

Indian batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar's response came when he was asked by a student to rate his best Test century out of the 51 tons he had scored in his 24-year international career in which he also notched up 49 ODI hundreds to make it a round 100 centuries.

updated: July 24, 2014 19:46 IST
  • Total Shares
Tendulkar CWG
Sachin Tendulkar will appear in the Commonwealth Games 2014 ceremony in his capacity as Global Goodwill Ambassador for UNICEF.

© AP

Mumbai: Once again terming it his best Test ton, batting legend Sachin Tendulkar on Wednesday said his career took flight following the knock of 114 on a bouncy WACA track in 1992, adding that the innings against a hostile Australian attack in Perth gave him immense confidence. (Also read: Sharapova's comments not disrespectful, says Tendulkar)

"One innings that changed my career or gave shape to my career was in Perth, 1992. Perth, at least at that time, was regarded to be the fastest wicket and the hostility of the Australian fast bowlers was something which was difficult to handle. I was able to score a 100 and I was only 19," he said during an interaction with school children here. (Also read: India beat England at Lord's after 28 years)

"And just two matches before that, I had scored a hundred in Sydney but they were two different kinds of surfaces. I knew that Perth was the kind of wicket which I would not get to play anywhere in the world and if I can bat on Perth and score runs then I am possibly equipped to go on any other track which is fast and bouncy and score runs there."

Show Full Article