Mumbai: Ravi Rampaul struck with the biggest prize in the recent history of international cricket - the wicket of Sachin Tendulkar before he could reach his 100th international ton on his home ground. Nervous nineties though have hounded the veteran batsman in the past as well.
Combined in Test matches and ODIs, Sachin has been dismissed in the nineties on 28 separate occasions - that is 28 centutries that could have been but were not completed.
It has been reported in the past that nervous nineties has been so predominant that his son Arjun, has been know to have told him to go for a sixes when in the nineties. Sachin seems to have followed the advise on Friday with boundaries galore and a six that saw him break him into the 90s. But in the end, it was one shot too many for the Master Blaster who edged a Ravi Rampaul delivery to the slips.