A batsman being bowled at 98 is not accurately described as “tragically failed to make his century”.
If he was hit by lightning and died, that would be tragic.
Going out by 2 runs under a number that only means something because it has two plump zeroes after a 1? That is a disappointment given the disproportionate reverence attached to “getting a century”.
‘cos, you know, last I saw: his team was leading from a strong position after his contribution to the score. Even if they weren’t, and those 2 runs were a cliffhanger that meant winning or losing the entire game, it still wouldn’t be “tragic”. It would be sad, for the fans, but not tragic.
I can hear the responses now: “what do you expect from the talking heads of the jockstrap brigade?” As long as that is your response, you will continue to receive the egregious hyperbole that you deserve.