Dubai, Nov 26 : Gamblers have betted over two billion rupees over Indian batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar becoming the first batsman to score an unprecedented 100 international centuries, punters have revealed.
The landmark has been tensely anticipated since the 38-year-old notched two centuries during the 50-over World Cup earlier this year to reach a total of 99.
"The money for Tendulkar scoring a century in Mumbai crossed the two billion rupees mark," a punter told Gulf News.
Another punter said: "Betting reaches its peak when majority agrees on a poll. I'm sure those who betted on Tendulkar not reaching his century must be very rich today."
During the Mumbai Test against the West Indies, a television poll resulted in 71 percent predicting Tendulkar's century.
Tendulkar was caught in the first innings at second slip for 94 -- six runs short of the landmark in the morning session on Friday.
In the second innings, the 38-year-old was dismissed by Marlon Samuels for three. (ANI)