An armoury full of Sachin shots
An IPL ton was elusive in Sachin Tendulkar's long list of feats. The master blaster added that feather in his cricketing cap when he hit a 66-ball 100 for Mumbai Indians against the Kochi Tuskers. A look at his array of shots at the Wankhede.
An IPL ton was elusive in Sachin Tendulkar's long list of feats. The master blaster added that feather in his cricketing cap when he hit a 66-ball 100 for Mumbai Indians against the Kochi Tuskers. A look at his array of shots at the Wankhede. (AFP PHOTO)
The manner in which Tendulkar paced his innings was incredible even by T20 standards. He began on a slightly watchful note. (AFP Photo)
He kept the score ticking with the occasional boundary and the singles which were often converted into two runs. His running between the wickets was an indication of his fitness as well. (AFP Photo)
His shots to the boundary became more frequent as the overs went by and once Ambati Rayudu came to the crease and slammed a few hits, Tendulkar cut loose as well, careful to not loose the momentum. (AFP Photo)
Known to hit the ball behind the bowler, Tendulkar showed no mercy as he slammed this delivery towards the sight screen with incredible ease and got the maximum result. (AFP Photo)
He heaved the ball all across the park as he pulled and cut to unleash full fury on the Kochi bowlers. His knock had 12 boundaries and three shots beyond the ropes including this one. (AFP Photo)
It was his imitation of MS Dhoni's helicopter shot that actually showed that the 37-year-old still has a lot of aggression as well as ability to innovate left in him. A fitting feat to an illustrious sporting career indeed, his century.