Mumbai: If the betting world is to be believed, Rs 2000 crore is riding on the Master Blaster during his last match at the Wankhede Stadium. As Sachin Tendulkar walks out play one final time, bookies are convinced he will smash a century.
A Mumbai-based bookie told NDTV on the condition of anonymity, "Bets over Sachin's double century is Rs. 4 and century is Rs. 2. And though we don't know whether he will hit a century, since it is his last match in Mumbai, 99% bookies are saying that he will hit a century."
While bookies proclaim the odds are high that Sachin will hit a ton, a double century before the home crowd is not something they expect. And will Sachin, like Australian great Don Bradman did in his final outing, get out without scoring runs? Simply out of the question, say bookies. At the same time the chances of him winning the Man-of-the-Match award is very slim.