Mumbai: It might seem to be an unconquerable feat but Sachin Tendulkar believes either Virat Kohli or Rohit Sharma will break his record of 100 international centuries. Sachin inspired me to play cricket: Virat Kohli
Tendulkar(39) made his prediction at a lavish bash thrown by industrialist and his IPL team Mumbai Indians' owner Mukesh Ambani to felicitate him for completing 100 international tons after actor Salman Khan lobbed a question.
Salman's speech peppered with humour was the high point of the event where he goaded Tendulkar into predicting who he thinks will break the seemingly unshatterable record.
"Kya lagta hai aapko? seedhe seedhe bolo nahi tod payega (what do you think of this, ok say that no one can do it)," the Bollywood star said.
Unable to control his laughter, Tendulkar rose from his front-row chair and said, "I think those who can, are sitting in this room only."
"Chance hi nahi (no chance)," retorted Salman.
"I can see those youngsters. Virat and Rohit are the ones. As long as an Indian breaks it, I don't mind," said Tendulkar, drawing a round of applause from the celebrity guests.
Salman while referring to Tendulkar's feat said, "I hope, this record is broken very soon because records are meant to be broken...Sachin yaar, how does it feel to be praised all the time? Don't you feel that 'ok, I know all this, that's enough'." This remark left Tendulkar and everyone around him in splits.
The actor didn't stop at that and much to everyone's amusement said, "how about 200 buddy, how's that? 100 are already there, another 100, how much time does it take?"
Then came the googly that had the entire gathering in laughs, "It's been heard that it's impossible to break Sachin's record and it's not Don, it's me who is saying this. I can say this because my father wrote this film. Amit ji (Amitabh Bachchan) acted in it."
Addressed as 'Sachin Sir' by the evening's master of ceremonies, actressPriyanka Chopra, Tendulkar -- flanked by Mukesh and Nita Ambani -- mostly sat laughing as witty tributes came his way from top Bollywood stars. The master blaster was showered with praise by the who's who of the Indian film industry, former and current cricketers besides politicians.
Mumbai: It might seem to be an unconquerable feat but Sachin Tendulkar believes either Virat Kohli or Rohit Sharma will break his record of 100 international centuries.
Sachin inspired me to play cricket: Virat Kohli