Tendulkar Dedicates Test Victory to Mumbai Victims
Indian superstar batsman Sachin Tendulkar hails from city of Mumbai and he was jolted with the attack on his home city. He spent sleepless nights during the Mumbai siege. He has dedicated his test century and test victory to the traumatised citizens of Mumbai.
His century has been hailed by everyone and the Master Blaster said his century was a special one but it would not repair the loss. Sachin described the attack on Mumbai as an attack on India and said it should hurt every Indian.
Sachin Tendulkar dedicated his century to the families of those killed in the Mumbai terror attacks following India's six-wicket win over England in Chennai.
"This hundred will give a certain amount of happiness to people but what happened in Mumbai, it's very hard to recover from that," he said.
"Cricket is a lesser thing compared to what has happened.
"Whatever we can contribute, we've been able to do that. We're right with the people who have lost their dear ones."
The two-match series against England was in serious doubt following the attacks in Mumbai, Tendulkar's home city, on 29 November, in which more than 170 people were killed.
The England squad flew home, but agreed to return last weekend after being promised unprecedented levels of security by the Board of Control for Cricket in India.
They were in the driving seat for much of the game in Chennai but Tendulkar scored an unbeaten 103 on the final day as he and Yuvraj Singh guided India to their target of 387.
Tendulkar described it as a "special victory".
He continued: "The gameplan was to wait for opportunities to score runs because you can't afford to get bogged down.