PM congratulates Tendulkar on his historic ton

Last Updated: Friday, March 16, 2012 - 19:00

New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Friday congratulated iconic cricketer Sachin Tendulkar for achieving a historic 100th international century against Bangladesh during an Asia Cup match in Mirpur.

"I join the nation in congratulating Sachin Tendulkar on making a historic hundred centuries. He has made India proud," a release from the PMO stated.

The PM described the 38-year-old batting great as an epitome of class and character and said he would continue to inspire generations to come.

"Tendulkar`s long career has been a triumph of class, character and courage. Wish him many more innings and feats to continue inspiring the youth," he said.

Tendulkar on Friday achieved a rare feat by becoming the first cricketer to accumulate a century of centuries when he tapped a Shakib Al Hasan delivery to fine leg to bring up his maiden ton against Bangladesh in the ongoing four-nation Asia Cup.

PTI



First Published: Friday, March 16, 2012 - 19:00

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