Leander Paes congratulates Tendulkar
Kolkata: India’s tennis ace Leander Paes on Monday congratulated Sachin Tendulkar for his 50th Test century and lauded the legendary batsman for achieving the special milestone.
“It was a phenomenal achievement by him. He is realy God-gifted. I really respect the longevity of his performance,” Paes, the winner of 12 Grand Slams (six doubles and six mixed doubles) said.
Later Paes called on Union Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee at the Trinamool Bhavan. Mamata requested him to help her ministry set up a tennis academy in the state.
“He is a pride of Bengal. We have given a proposal to him to help us with his valuable inputs to set up a tennis academy,” the Railway Minister said after talking to Paes this evening.
Paes also spoke about his renewed partnership with Mahesh Bhupathi as the duo will hit the courts in the Chennai Open from January 3 to 9 and thereafter in the 2011’s first Grand Slam -- Australian Open.