Vantage point

Saturday, November 02, 2002

Eden Gardens in Kolkatta (formerly Calcutta) is the biggest stadium in the cricketing world, accomodating a little upward of 100,000 spectators. Getting a century there is considered a big deal, and Australia's Steve Waugh was happy when he got one there last year.

Strangely, Sachin Tendulkar did not have a single test century at the venue. Today he's corrected that. As I write, he is batting on 107, but his job is not over yet. He will have to get about 200 if India has to save this test.