Sachin's destiny to score 100th ton in Mumbai: Wadekar

Updated: 23 November 2011 14:01 IST

Former India skipper Ajit Wadekar on Wednesday, voiced confidence that Sachin Tendulkar will score his hundredth century at the Wankhede stadium, saying it was the batting maestro's "destiny" to achieve the feat at his homeground.

Mumbai:

Former India skipper Ajit Wadekar on Wednesday, voiced confidence that Sachin Tendulkar will score his hundredth century at the Wankhede stadium, saying it was the batting maestro's "destiny" to achieve the feat at his homeground.

"It is destiny that he was born and brought up in Mumbai. He is bound to make history at Mumbai," the 70-year-old, who represented India in 37 Tests and scored 2113 runs, said on the sidelines of an event here tonight.

"Among the trio, (Rahul) Dravid and Laxman have scored centuries (in the series), only he is left. He will score it in Mumbai," said Wadekar, who was attending a function to announce the launch of the Eknath Solkar Academy in memory of the former India cricketer.

India is playing against the West Indies in the third and last Test which began here today.

Wadekar also backed discarded off-spinner Harbhajan Singh to make a comeback in the Indian team.

"He has taken loads of wickets. It is just one of the things that happens to any cricketer. I'm sure he will make a big comeback. There is no doubt that R Ashwin has been bowling extremely well but I think you can have two off-spinners like I had in my team. There is no harm in that."

Meanwhile, Solkar's son Brijesh said the Academy was a tribute to his late father.

"Family members and some close members have formed the Eknath Solkar Foundation, that has initiated the Academy project. This is the least we could do for him," he said.

Cricket legends B S Chandrashekhar, Gundappa Vishwanath, Sunil Gavaskar and Ravi Shastri were among those present for the function.

Topics : Cricket Ajit Wadekar India in West Indies, 2011 India Sachin Tendulkar Gary Kirsten Ravi Rampaul MS Dhoni Bangladesh West Indies in India, 2011
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