For years, Indian fans took consolation in Tendulkar's ODI centuries when we lost games, series, and world cups. But now we don't have that consolation any more - and we will miss those glorious 100s that don't help us win the match.
Rumors are all not baseless. We will never get any concrete proff for having these matches scripted but they way matches are happening and the amount of money involved there will always be space for this.
So it doesn't look bad that when he scores a 100, only 2 out of 3 of those ensure a win? And the stats may be even worse if you filter out the weaker teams.
Been a big fan of his batting for most of his career, but even at his best he had century nerves and wasted balls in his 90s. Many times it was a case of India winning in spite of his 100 than because of it.
We are no where near to their bowling attach both spin and fast. Batting is our strength and if we fail there it is always gonna be tough. In the first hour today batting was tough but still we are experienced enough to see through that period initially.
Anyway Dhoni was very good today and he unfortunately didn't get much support from the team.