Dronacharya awardee Ramakant Achrekar believes that his protegee Sachin Tendulkar would get to his elusive 100th international century in the third Test against Australia in Perth.

Ramakant Achrekar with daughter Kalpana Murkar at the Khar Gymkhana
yesterday. Pic/Pradeep Dhivar

"When Sachin got out for 80 in the second innings at Sydney I felt bad. But I think that he will hit the elusive century soon. He met me twice before leaving for the Australia tour and is in touch with me.

I wish that he gets that all-important ton in Perth," said Achrekar during a function to announce an underarm cricket tournament at Khar Gymkhana yesterday.