Hobart-Sir Lanka skipper Mahela Jayewardene say he is wary of what is shaping up to be Sachin Tendulkar's final chance in Australia to score his obscure 100th international century for India.
Tuesday's tri-series ODI international in Hobart will be the Indian batting great's last innings in Australia if not his team can find a way to bring off a bonus-point win over Sri Lanka to stay alive for the series finals. To date it has been unremarkable tours for the Indians, who lost all 4 Tests to Australia and have win just 2 of their 7 matches in the tri-series.
The force is on the "Little Master" to produce one last piece of brilliancy to get the World Cup champions the bonus-point win over Sri Lanka they need for a chance to stay in the match.
Tendulkar’s has been incapable all tour to achieve his 100th international century. But his skill is not being inexpensive by Sri Lanka, who would also need to lose their last game against Australia in Melbourne on Friday to miss the finals.
You never know Jayewardene told the media in Hobart on Monday. I’ve played next to him on so many occasions; he's produced some brilliant person performances. They’re a good side so you have to wait for something different from them I'm sure since they need a big win. India slip into Hobart on Monday follow an 87-run loss to Australia in Sydney on Sunday the talking about Tuesday's critical match to their Sri Lankan opponent.
I have to feel for them. It's been a long tour, especially when you're not winning it become a much longer tour," Jayewardene said.