With the batting prowess of Sachin Tendulkar, you'd have thought scoring 100 runs would have been an easy feat—especially considering how many times he's done it before.
Yet the Little Master struggled to do exactly that—stranded on 99 international centuries.
Today, Tendulkar broke that barrier and wrote a record likely to stand in the cricket history books forever.
And while I'm sure he would have loved to do it in a more glamorous fashion than against Bangladesh in the Asia Cup, a hundred is a hundred and cracking the mark will be a huge relief for Sachin.
The real question is: Where will he go from here?
At age 38, Tendulkar is not going to get any younger, and if the last 12 months are anything to go off of, then it appears that his best cricket may be behind him.
Still, this man is a god in India and selectors will never drop him.
To end his career, he will have to retire, and after reaching this mark, he may well do that.
Maybe the Cricket World Cup, perhaps the Twenty20 World Cup—the speculation could go on forever.
For now, at least, let us put all that aside and congratulate the greatest player in cricket on his phenomenal achievement.
Words do not do justice to the success that he's had in the game he loves and the impact he's had on the billions that have watched him.
Bangladesh went on to win the match.