Sachin Tendulkar’s Centuries Could Have Doubled With Current ODI Rules Says Jayasuriya
Former Sri Lankan cricketer Sanath Jayasuriya has sided with former Pakistan captain Waqar Younis on implementing changes to make one-day international (ODI) cricket more competitive. Waqar had proposed to the International Cricket Council (ICC) to use two new balls at the start of an ODI innings and take away one ball after 30 overs.
Jayasuriya responded to Younis’ suggestion on Twitter and even tagged Indian batting legend Sachin Tendulkar. He agreed that some modifications needed to be made to the ODI format. Jayasuriya believes that if Tendulkar had the advantage of batting with two new balls under the current ODI powerplay rules, his runs and century tally would have doubled.
I agree with @waqyounis99 some changes have to be made. If @sachin_rt had the privilege to bat with two balls and under the current power play rules in our era, his runs and centuries would have doubled https://t.co/oIERJiH4d7
— Sanath Jayasuriya (@Sanath07) November 14, 2023
During his illustrious career, Sachin Tendulkar scored 100 international centuries, including 51 in Test matches and 49 in ODIs. Meanwhile, Virat Kohli needs just one more ODI century to surpass Tendulkar’s record. Kohli recently equaled Tendulkar’s world record by scoring his 49th ODI hundred against South Africa at Eden Gardens, Kolkata, in the ongoing ICC Cricket World Cup 2023.