Century at Perth in 1992 gave me confidence: Tendulkar

Updated: 08 November 2009 15:43 IST

Batting genius Sachin Tendulkar felt his 114 against Australia on the fast and bouncy track of Perth in 1992 changed the course of his life.

Century at Perth in 1992 gave me confidence: Tendulkar

New Delhi:

Batting genius Sachin Tendulkar felt his 114 against Australia on the fast and bouncy track of Perth in 1992 changed the course of life and gave him the necessary confidence to tackle any kind of bowling attack.

"That is when I felt that yes, now I am here to play cricket anywhere in the world, any bowling attack and I am confident enough to tackle them," said world cricket's highest run getter in both Tests and one-dayers.

Following that hundred, Tendulkar's stock soared higher. He not only scored massive centuries that helped India win, but also started picking up wickets with his spin bowling.

"Lot depended on my rhythm, on my bat swing and I felt everything was going well that particular day then I would sometimes choose the bowlers that these are the bowlers and I would go after them," the legend said in a TV show.

Talking about his maiden hundred against England at the age of just 17, the 35-year-old Tendulkar said, "In the second Test match I decided that come what may I am going to spend minimum 45 minutes here and then see what happens... because the players around me told that the first 15-20 minutes are always tough but once you stay there for longer than 25-30 minutes then the things start changing gradually."

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