While fans of Indian cricketing legend Sachin Tendulkar have been eagerly waiting for him to score his 100<sup>th international century, hardly anyone has noticed the sportsman, affectionately dubbed "Master Blaster" by his fans, has surpassed Australian great Sir Don Bradman's record of 117 centuries in all forms and levels of the game.

Tendulkar, who has 51 centuries in Tests and 48 in One Day Internationals, also has 27 centuries from First Class cricket to his credit. His total, therefore, is 126 - nine more than the Don's count - according to The Times of India.

It should be noted that no One Day cricket was played during Bradman's day. Therefore, a majority of his centuries were actually recorded in First Class games; he scored 29 Test centuries in 52 games.

Interestingly, Bradman scored his 100<sup>th century at the age of 39, whereas Tendulkar is now 38.

Sachin Tendulkar is the highest century maker currently playing, with 99, followed by Australian Ricky Ponting, who has 69.