The wait is over. For the world s finest batsman and for a nation of cricket lovers whose hopes and ambitions accompanied Sachin Tendulkar every time he stepped out to bat. On 16 March 2012, at Mirpur in Dhaka, after opening the innings for India, Sachin nudged the ball to behind square leg in the forty-fourth over to cross the final barrier: a hundred centuries in international cricket. In this account of the master batsman s incredible journey, sportswriter V. Krishnaswamy takes us through every hundred, every peak scaled on Sachin s way to the top. With an introduction by former India captain Rahul Dravid and a foreword by Sachin s first and most famous coach Ramakant Achrekar, this is a book for every cricket and Sachin fan.