Kolkata: It has now been 14 innings since Sachin Tendulkar scored his last century. His quest for his 100th ton eluded him again on Monday, as his innings was cut-short by a spinner - Devendra Bishoo, who was only 5 when the Little Master scored his maiden international century, in 1990.
In his sterling career, Tendulkar has scored a century at an average every 7.5 innings. Bishoo deprived him of a ton in the 12th and the 14th innings since his last international ton, scored in the World Cup earlier this year against South Africa at Nagpur.
In the first innings of the first Test against West Indies at Delhi's Kotla, Sachin scored only seven runs before falling leg before to Bishoo. A promising Tendulkar innings was cut short at 74 by Fidel Edwards in the second innings and even as India celebrated the end of victory drought, they waited for the second Test. And Sachin's 100th ton.