1. 114 Against Australia in WACA, Perth in 1992
|19 year old Sachin conquering Aussie crowd in 1992|
This was the first tour of Australia for Sachin and he had scored already a century in the previous game in Sydney ( more remembered for Warne's debut and Ravi's double century ) . But this was a wicked WACA pitch with it's true bounce and the bowlers he had to face included veterans like Mcdermott and Hughes . He was just 19 and showed the world he is a genius and he knows it too ! He played a lone hand and as with many of his centuries in his earlier career, this one made him end up on the losing side.
2. 169 against South Africa in Newlands, SA in 1997
|Sachin and Azhar made Indians suspend belief and gave SA a HUGE scare|
3. 155 against Australia in Chennai in 1998
|One of the longer term relationships - Chepauk and Sachin - he scored his maximum centuries here|
4. 241 against Australia in Sydney in 2001
|Laxman and Sachin scored hundreds in contrasting styles - Tendulkar's was the grittiest|
5. 103 against England in Chennai in 2008
|Winning a match for India chasing - finally, a monkey off Sachin's back !|
I am sure there are others in the "Treasury" that are much well celebrated, but these are my personal choice, share your views if you can.
Here's wishing Sachin many more wonderful years ahead and many more cherished hundreds !