Sunny wants ton from Sachin at Wankhede

Former captain Sunil Gavaskar on Tuesday said he wants Sachin Tendulkar to end his illustrious Test career with a bang by scoring a big ton in his last match in Mumbai next month.

Tendulkar has announced that he will end his 24-year-long international career after playing in his 200th Test at Mumbai’s Wankhede Stadium against the West Indies starting on November 14.

“Sachin made his first class debut at Wankhede Stadium and since he is playing his last Test there, his cricketing career will come a complete circle. Everybody is hoping that he would score a hundred in his last Test. But what about scoring a double or a triple hundred? That would be the real icing on the cake,” Gavaskar said.

India lost to Australia in the first ODI on Sunday in Pune with both their batsmen and bowlers coming a cropper and Gavaskar feels that the visitors start slight favourites in the second match.

“Definitely, the Australians start as slight favourites in the second match. Firstly, they are confident after winning by a big margin and secondly they had found that the Indian batsmen were struggling with the short-pitched deliveries.

“They must be thinking that if they continue like this, they would be able to restrict the Indians,” he told  a television channel.

Gavaskar, however, said that there’s no need to make changes in the Indian playing eleven. “I think it is too early to make changes in the playing eleven.”

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