London: England captain Andrew Strauss today admitted that his team would be doing everything to stop Sachin Tendulkar from scoring his 100th international century in the Lord's Test, starting on Thursday.
"I'm sure Sachin would like to get it here and it's our job not to let him do so. If it's a distraction for him, it's great for us," said Strauss.
The skipper also said that he considered Tendulkar a key to India's plans. "He's been an outstanding ambassador for the game. The statistics speak for itself. You don't have to rush out with platitudes and superlatives. It's all there - the longevity, the consistency. He is one of the greatest ever and as ambassador of the game there is no one better," said Strauss.