The Hundred Gun Salute!


There have been many names that have captivated cricket lovers in this cricket-crazy nation called India. From Vijay Merchant and CK Nayudu to MS Dhoni and Virat Kohli, Indian fans have always been blessed to have some wonderfully talented cricketers to call thier own. But none of them have managed to own the cricketing circles of India quite like Sachin Tendulkar. He has been the darling of Indian cricket, the man we all love to love and the man who gave us a generations’ worth of happiness and joy. As he turns 41 today, the Hatter pays tribute to arguably the greatest batsman (the greatest cricketer?) produced by India by looking at all the international hundreds scored by the Little Master.

It took Tendulkar 21 years and 220 days to reach the 100th century after hitting his 1st as a tiny 17 year old in Manchester. He is 29 clear of his nearest competitor (Ricky Ponting) and 38 clear of the next best (Jacques Kallis). By the looks of it, this is one record that will stay in the history books for a long, long time, maybe even forever. So here it is, Hatter’s tribute to the Master batsman, in the form of a pictorial representation of all the international hundreds scored by the Atlas of Indian cricket- the man who has shouldered the expectations of a billion people, and boy he has done a grand job at that.

1. 119* (189) Test vs England, Manchester, 9 August 1990

2. 148* (213) Test vs Australia, Sydney, 2 January 1992

3. 114 (161) Test vs Australia, Perth, 1 February 1992

4. 111 (270) Test vs South Africa, Johannesburg, 26 November 1992

5. 165 (196) Test vs England, Chennai, 11 February 1993

6. 104* (161) vs Sri Lanka, Colombo SSC, 27 July 1993

7. 142 (224) Test vs Sri Lanka, Lucknow, 18 January 1994

8. 110 (130) ODI vs Australia, Colombo RPS, 9 September 1994

9. 115 (136) ODI vs New Zealand, Vadodara, 28 October 1994 (TV grab- no image available)

10. 105 (134) ODI vs West Indies, Jaipur, 11 November 1994

11. 179 (322) (Test) vs West Indies, Nagpur, 1 Dec 1994

11. 179 (322) Test vs West Indies, Nagpur, 1 December 1994

12. 112* (107) ODI vs Sri Lanka, Sharjah, 9 April 1995

12. 112* (107) ODI vs Sri Lanka (Asia Cup), Sharjah, 9 April 1995

13. 127 (138) ODI vs Kenya, Cuttack, 18 February 1996

13. 127 (138) ODI vs Kenya (World Cup), Cuttack, 18 February 1996

14. 137 (137) ODI vs Sri Lanka, Delhi, 2 March 1996

14. 137 (137) ODI vs Sri Lanka (World Cup), Delhi, 2 March 1996

15. 100 (111) ODI vs Pakistan, Singapore, 5 April 1996

15. 100 (111) ODI vs Pakistan, Singapore, 5 April 1996

16. 118 (140) ODI vs Pakistan, Sharjah, 15 April 1996

16. 118 (140) ODI vs Pakistan, Sharjah, 15 April 1996

17. 122 (177) Test vs England, Birmingham, 6 June 1996

17. 122 (177) Test vs England, Birmingham, 6 June 1996

18. 177 (360) Test vs England, Nottingham, 4 July 1996

18. 177 (360) Test vs England, Nottingham, 4 July 1996

19. 110 (138) ODI vs Sri Lanka, Colombo RPS, 28 August 1996

19. 110 (138) ODI vs Sri Lanka, Colombo RPS, 28 August 1996

20. 114 (126) ODI vs South Africa, Mumbai, 14 December 1996

20. 114 (126) ODI vs South Africa, Mumbai, 14 December 1996

21. 169 (254) Test vs South Africa, Cape Town, 2 January 1997

21. 169 (254) Test vs South Africa, Cape Town, 2 January 1997

22. 104 (97) ODI vs Zimbabwe, Benoni, 9 February 1997

22. 104 (97) ODI vs Zimbabwe, Benoni, 9 February 1997

23. 117 (137) ODI vs New Zealand, Bangalore, 14 May 1997 (Photo: N. Sridharan)

23. 117 (137) ODI vs New Zealand, Bangalore, 14 May 1997 (Photo: N. Sridharan)

24. 143 (247) Test vs Sri Lanka, Colombo RPS, 2 aUGUST 1997 (AP Photo/Gemunu Amarasinghe)

24. 143 (247) Test vs Sri Lanka, Colombo RPS, 2 August 1997 (AP Photo/Gemunu Amarasinghe)

25. 139 (266) Test vs Sri Lanka, Colombo SSC, 9 August 1997

25. 139 (266) Test vs Sri Lanka, Colombo SSC, 9 August 1997

26. 148 (244) Test vs Sri Lanka, Mumbai, 3 December 1997 (Photo: V.V. Krishnan)

26. 148 (244) Test vs Sri Lanka, Mumbai, 3 December 1997 (Photo: V.V. Krishnan)

26. 155* (191) Test vs Australia, Chennai, 6 March 1998

27. 155* (191) Test vs Australia, Chennai, 6 March 1998

28. 177 (207) Test vs Australia, Bangalore, 25 March 1998 (Photo: Shaun Botterill /Allsport)

28. 177 (207) Test vs Australia, Bangalore, 25 March 1998 (Photo: Shaun Botterill /Allsport)

29. 100 (89) ODI vs Australia, Kanpur, 7 April 1998

29. 100 (89) ODI vs Australia, Kanpur, 7 April 1998

30. 143 (131) ODI vs Australia, Sharjah, 22 April 1998

30. 143 (131) ODI vs Australia, Sharjah, 22 April 1998

31. 134 (131) ODI vs Australia, Sharjah, 24 April 1998

31. 134 (131) ODI vs Australia, Sharjah, 24 April 1998

32. 100* (103) ODI vs Kenya, Kolkata, 31 May 1998 (Photo: V.V. Krishnan)

32. 100* (103) ODI vs Kenya, Kolkata, 31 May 1998 (Photo: V.V. Krishnan)

33. 128 (131) ODI vs Sri Lanka, Colombo RPS, 7 July 1998

33. 128 (131) ODI vs Sri Lanka, Colombo RPS, 7 July 1998

34. 127* (130) ODI vs Zimbabwe, Bulawayo, 26 September 1998 (Photo: V.V. Krishnan)

34. 127* (130) ODI vs Zimbabwe, Bulawayo, 26 September 1998  (Photo: V.V. Krishnan) (ODI World Record 18th hundred)

35. 141 (128) ODI vs Australia, Dhaka, 28 October 1998

35. 141 (128) ODI vs Australia (Champions Trophy), Dhaka, 28 October 1998

36. 118* (112) ODI vs Zimbabwe, Sharjah, 9 November 1998 (Photo: N. Sridharan)

36. 118* (112) ODI vs Zimbabwe, Sharjah, 9 November 1998 (Photo: N. Sridharan)

37. 124* (92) ODI vs Zimbabwe, Sharjah, 13 November 1998

37. 124* (92) ODI vs Zimbabwe, Sharjah, 13 November 1998

38. 113 (151) Test vs New Zealand, Wellington, 26 December 1998

38. 113 (151) Test vs New Zealand, Wellington, 26 December 1998

39. 136 (273) Test vs Pakistan, Chennai, 28 January 1999 (Photo: John MaCDougall/AFP/Getty Images)

39. 136 (273) Test vs Pakistan, Chennai, 28 January 1999 (Photo: John MaCDougall/AFP/Getty Images)

40. 124* (235) Test vs Sri Lanka, Colombo SSC, 24 February 1999

40. 124* (235) Test vs Sri Lanka, Colombo SSC, 24 February 1999

41. 140* (101) ODI vs Kenya (World Cup), Bristol, 23 May 1999

41. 140* (101) ODI vs Kenya (World Cup), Bristol, 23 May 1999

42. 120 (141) ODI vs Sri Lanka, Colombo SSC, 29 August 1999

42. 120 (141) ODI vs Sri Lanka, Colombo SSC, 29 August 1999

43. 126 (248) Test vs New Zealand, Mohali, 10 October 1999

43. 126 (248) Test vs New Zealand, Mohali, 10 October 1999

44. 217 (344) Test vs New Zealand, Ahmedabad, 29 October 1999 (Photo: SK/CC)

44. 217 (344) Test vs New Zealand, Ahmedabad, 29 October 1999 (Photo: SK/CC)

45. 186* (150) ODI vs New Zealand, Hyderabad, 8 November 1999

45. 186* (150) ODI vs New Zealand, Hyderabad, 8 November 1999

46. 116 (191) Test vs Australia, Melbourne, 26 December 1999 (Photo: Jack Atley/ALLSPORT)

46. 116 (191) Test vs Australia, Melbourne, 26 December 1999 (Photo: Jack Atley/ALLSPORT)

47. 122 (138) ODI vs South Africa, Vadodara, 17 March 2000

47. 122 (138) ODI vs South Africa, Vadodara, 17 March 2000

48. 101 (140) ODI vs Sri Lanka, Sharjah, 20 October 2000

48. 101 (140) ODI vs Sri Lanka, Sharjah, 20 October 2000

49. 122 (233) Test vs Zimbabwe, Delhi, 18 November 2000

49. 122 (233) Test vs Zimbabwe, Delhi, 18 November 2000

50. 201* (281) Test vs Zimbabwe, Nagpur, 25 November 2000

50. 201* (281) Test vs Zimbabwe, Nagpur, 25 November 2000

51. 146 (153) ODI vs Zimbabwe, Jodhpur, 8 December 2000

51. 146 (153) ODI vs Zimbabwe, Jodhpur, 8 December 2000

52. 126 (230) Test vs Australia, Chennai, 18 March 2001 (AFP Photo, Raveendran)

52. 126 (230) Test vs Australia, Chennai, 18 March 2001 (AFP Photo, Raveendran)

53. 139 (125) ODI vs Australia, Indore, 31 March 2001

53. 139 (125) ODI vs Australia, Indore, 31 March 2001

54. 122* (131) ODI vs West Indies, Harare, 4 July 2001 (AFP Photo)

54. 122* (131) ODI vs West Indies, Harare, 4 July 2001 (AFP Photo)

55. 101 (129) ODI vs South Africa, Johannesburg, 5 October 2001 (Photo: N. Sridharan for Sportstar India)

55. 101 (129) ODI vs South Africa, Johannesburg, 5 October 2001 (Photo: N. Sridharan for Sportstar India)

56. 146 (132) ODI vs Kenya, Paarl, 24 October 2001

56. 146 (132) ODI vs Kenya, Paarl, 24 October 2001

57. 155 (184) Test vs South Africa, Bloemfontein, 3 November 2001 (Photo: AFP/Yoav Lemmer

57. 155 (184) Test vs South Africa, Bloemfontein, 3 November 2001 (Photo: AFP/Yoav Lemmer)

58. 103 (197) Test vs England, Ahmedabad, 11 December 2001 (Photo: ECB)

58. 103 (197) Test vs England, Ahmedabad, 11 December 2001 (Photo: ECB)

59. 176 (316) Test vs Zimbabwe, Nagpur, 21 February 2002 (Photo: Raveendran/AFP/Getty Images

59. 176 (316) Test vs Zimbabwe, Nagpur, 21 February 2002 (Photo: Raveendran/AFP/Getty Images

60. 117 (260) Test vs West Inides, Port-of-Spain, 19 April 2002 (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

60. 117 (260) Test vs West Inides, Port-of-Spain, 19 April 2002 (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

61. 105* (108) ODI vs England, Chester-le-Street, 4 July 2002

61. 105* (108) ODI vs England, Chester-le-Street, 4 July 2002

62. 113 (102) ODI vs Sri Lanka, Bristol, 11 July 2002

62. 113 (102) ODI vs Sri Lanka, Bristol, 11 July 2002

63. 193 (330) Test vs England, Leeds, 22 August 2002

63. 193 (330) Test vs England, Leeds, 22 August 2002

64. 176 (298) Test vs West Indies, Kolkata, 30 October 2002

64. 176 (298) Test vs West Indies, Kolkata, 30 October 2002

65. 152 (151) ODI vs Namibia (World Cup), Pietermaritzburg, 23 February 2003

65. 152 (151) ODI vs Namibia (World Cup), Pietermaritzburg, 23 February 2003

66. 100 (119) ODI vs Australia, Gwalior, 26 October 2003

66. 100 (119) ODI vs Australia, Gwalior, 26 October 2003

67. 102 (91) ODI vs New Zealand, Hyderabad, 15 November 2003

67. 102 (91) ODI vs New Zealand, Hyderabad, 15 November 2003

68. 241* (436) Test vs Australia, Sydney, 2 January 2004

68. 241* (436) Test vs Australia, Sydney, 2 January 2004

69. 141 (135) ODI vs Pakistan, Rawalpindi, 16 March 2004 (AFP Photo/Jewel Samad)

69. 141 (135) ODI vs Pakistan, Rawalpindi, 16 March 2004 (AFP Photo/Jewel Samad)

70. 248* (379) Test vs Bangladesh, Dhaka, 10 December 2004

70. 194* (348) Test vs Pakistan, Multan, 28 March 2004

71. 248* (379) Test vs Bangladesh, Dhaka, 10 December 2004 (Test World Record 35th hundred) (AFP Photo/Sh. Tenku)

71. 248* (379) Test vs Bangladesh, Dhaka, 10 December 2004 (Test World Record 35th hundred) (AFP Photo/Sh. Tenku)

72. 123 (130) ODI vs Pakistan, Ahmedabad, 12 April 2005

72. 123 (130) ODI vs Pakistan, Ahmedabad, 12 April 2005

73. 109 (196) Test vs Sri Lanka, Delhi, 10 December 2005

73. 109 (196) Test vs Sri Lanka, Delhi, 10 December 2005

74. 100 (113) ODI vs Pakistan, Peshawar, 6 February 2006

74. 100 (113) ODI vs Pakistan, Peshawar, 6 February 2006

75. 141* (148) ODI vs West Indies, Kuala Lumpur, 14 September 2006

75. 141* (148) ODI vs West Indies, Kuala Lumpur, 14 September 2006

76. 100* (76) ODI vs West Indies, Vadodara, 31 January 2007

76. 100* (76) ODI vs West Indies, Vadodara, 31 January 2007

77. 101 (169) Test vs Bangladesh, Chittagong, 18 May 2007 (Photo: Deshakalyan Chowdhury/AFP/Getty Images)

77. 101 (169) Test vs Bangladesh, Chittagong, 18 May 2007 (Photo: Deshakalyan Chowdhury/AFP/Getty Images)

78. 122* (226) Test vs Bangladesh, Dhaka, 25 May 2007

78. 122* (226) Test vs Bangladesh, Dhaka, 25 May 2007 (Photo: Deshakalyan Chowdhury/AFP/Getty Images)

79. 154* (243) Test vs Australia, Sydney, 2 January 2008

79. 154* (243) Test vs Australia, Sydney, 2 January 2008

80. 153 (205) Test vs Australia, Adelaide, 24 January 2008

80. 153 (205) Test vs Australia, Adelaide, 24 January 2008

81. 117* (120) ODI vs Australia, Sydney, 2 March 2008

81. 117* (120) ODI vs Australia, Sydney, 2 March 2008

82. 109 (188) Test vs Australia, Nagpur, 6 November 2008 (Photo: Indranil Mukherjee/AFP/Getty Images)

82. 109 (188) Test vs Australia, Nagpur, 6 November 2008 (Photo: Indranil Mukherjee/AFP/Getty Images)

83. 103* (196) Test vs England, Chennai, 11 December 2008 (Photo:  Julian Herbert/Getty Images)

83. 103* (196) Test vs England, Chennai, 11 December 2008 (Photo: Julian Herbert/Getty Images)

84. 163* (133) ODI vs New Zealand, Christchurch, 8 March 2009

84. 163* (133) ODI vs New Zealand, Christchurch, 8 March 2009

85. 160 (260) Test vs New Zealand, Hamilton, 18 March 2009

85. 160 (260) Test vs New Zealand, Hamilton, 18 March 2009

86. 138 (133) ODI vs Sri Lanka, Colombo RPS, 14 September 2009

86. 138 (133) ODI vs Sri Lanka, Colombo RPS, 14 September 2009

87. 175 (141) ODI vs South Africa, Hyderabad, 5 November 2009

87. 175 (141) ODI vs South Africa, Hyderabad, 5 November 2009

88. 100* (211) Test vs Sri Lanka, Ahmedabad, 16 November 2009 (Photo: Indranil Mukherjee/AFP/Getty Images

88. 100* (211) Test vs Sri Lanka, Ahmedabad, 16 November 2009 (Photo: Indranil Mukherjee/AFP/Getty Images

89. 105* (166) Test vs Bangladesh, Vhittagong, 17 January 2010

89. 105* (166) Test vs Bangladesh, Chittagong, 17 January 2010

90. 143 (182) Test vs Bangladesh, Dhaka, 24 January 2010 (Photo: Munir uz Zaman/AFP/Getty Images)

90. 143 (182) Test vs Bangladesh, Dhaka, 24 January 2010 (Photo: Munir uz Zaman/AFP/Getty Images)

91. 100 (179) Test vs South Africa, Nagpur, 6 February 2010 (Photo: Duif du Toit/Gallo Images/Getty Images)

91. 100 (179) Test vs South Africa, Nagpur, 6 February 2010 (Photo: Duif du Toit/Gallo Images/Getty Images)

92. 106 (206) Test vs South Africa, Kolkata, 14 February 2010 (Photo: Deshakalyan Chaudhary/AFP/Getty Images)

92. 106 (206) Test vs South Africa, Kolkata, 14 February 2010 (Photo: Deshakalyan Chaudhary/AFP/Getty Images)

93. 200* (147) ODI vs South Africa, Gwalior, 24 February 2010 (ODI World Record for Highest Score)

93. 200* (147) ODI vs South Africa, Gwalior, 24 February 2010 (ODI World Record for Highest Score) (Photo: Getty Images)

94. 203 (347) Test vs Sri Lanka, Colombo SSC, 26 July 2010

94. 203 (347) Test vs Sri Lanka, Colombo SSC, 26 July 2010

95. 214 (363) Test vs Australia, Bangalore, 9 October 2010

95. 214 (363) Test vs Australia, Bangalore, 9 October 2010

96. 111* (241) Test vs South Africa, Centurion, 16 December 2010 (Photo: Alexander Joe/AFP/Getty Images)

96. 111* (241) Test vs South Africa, Centurion, 16 December 2010 (Photo: Alexander Joe/AFP/Getty Images)

97. 146 (314) Test vs South Africa, Cape Town, 2 January 2011

97. 146 (314) Test vs South Africa, Cape Town, 2 January 2011

98. 120 (115) ODI vs England (World Cup), Bangalore, 27 February 2011

98. 120 (115) ODI vs England (World Cup), Bangalore, 27 February 2011

99. 111 (101) ODI vs South Africa (World Cup), Nagpur, 12 March 2011

99. 111 (101) ODI vs South Africa (World Cup), Nagpur, 12 March 2011

100. 114 (147) ODI vs Bangladesh (Asia Cup), Dhaka, 16 March 2012

100. 114 (147) ODI vs Bangladesh (Asia Cup), Dhaka, 16 March 2012

Bonus

125 (114) for Rest of World vs MCC, Lord's, 18 July 1998

125 (114) for Rest of World vs MCC, Lord’s, 18 July 1998

100* (66) for Mumbai vs Kochi (IPL), 15 April 2011 (AP Photo/Dibyangshu Sarkar)

100* (66) for Mumbai vs Kochi (IPL), 15 April 2011 (AP Photo/Dibyangshu Sarkar)

 

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