Sachin's 100th ton would have been inconsequential: Gavaskar

Updated: 23 August 2011 10:39 IST

Cricket expert Sunil Gavaskar believes that Sachin Tendulkar's 100th ton would have been rather lack-lustred, had it come at the Oval Test where India suffered a humiliating innings defeat on Monday.

Sachin's 100th ton would have been inconsequential: Gavaskar
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Cricket expert Sunil Gavaskar believes that Sachin Tendulkar's 100th ton would have been rather lack-lustred, had it come at the Oval Test where India suffered a humiliating innings defeat on Monday.

Gavaskar, who was speaking to NDTV in an exclusive interview said that even Tendulkar would not have wanted such a great achievement to come in a lost cause.

"A hundred that could not save the game for India would not have been of much consequence. Even he wouldn't have liked it. Had it been a big hundred that could have helped India save the game, he would have liked it more", said Gavaskar.

The former Indian captain also cited that England's planning was instrumental in denying the Master Blaster the elusive achievement.

Gavaskar also emphasised on the fact that Sachin's ton of tons is inevitable and that it will come sooner or later. " It's a landmark, it's going to come. He's got 5 one dayers and a series in India to come", said Gavaskar.

Sachin was dismissed on a Tim Bresnan delivery for 91 runs on a seemingly-controversial LBW decision by umpire Rod Tucker but television replays showed that the ball was just clipping the stumps.

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Topics : Sachin Tendulkar Sunil Gavaskar Cricket India England India in England, 2011
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