I have lost 50kg with this hundred: Tendulkar
"It hasn`t sunk in but I have definitely lost about 50kg," the iconic batsman joked when asked whether the feeling has sunk after getting to a milestone that may never be emulated. "Obviously I can`t think anything at this stage. It has been a tough phase for me. Especially tough as I was doing reasonably well in Australia but felt that at times was a little luckless," he added.
Even in his personal moment of glory, the diminutive batsman stressed on how significant it was for him that his effort contributes to the team`s cause. "It doesn`t matter how many 100s you score, you still put your head down, grind it out and do the job for the team. I was not thinking about the milestone, the media started all this, wherever I went, the restaurant, room service, everyone was talking about the 100th hundred. It became menatlly tough for me because nobody talked about my 99 hundreds," he said.
Talking about his innings today, perhaps one of the slowest ODI innings by him, Tendulkar said it was tough to score. "It was difficult because the ball was not coming on to the bat," he explained. Asked what he would tell his young followers at this moment, Tendulkar said, "Enjoy the game and chase your dream. I had to wait for one for 22 years, the World Cup. So dreams do come true."