Sachin Tendulkar headed for 100

By Paul Thomas In Sport

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21st January, 2012
Cricket’s heavy emphasis on statistics reinforces the paradox that it’s both an individual and a team sport. There’s a delicate balance: good individual performances contribute to the overall cause – victory – but the focus on personal statistics can become obsessive, and individual milestones can become an end in themselves, to the detriment of the team ethos and collective achievement. By the time this appears, India’s Sachin Tendulkar may have scored his 100th international century (going into the third test against Australia in Perth he had made 51 in tests and 48 in one-dayers), ...

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