Kolkata: March 16, 2012
Former International Cricket Council (ICC) chief Jagmohan Dalmiya on Friday lauded batting great Sachin Tendulkar for scoring a century of centuries in international cricket saying no praise was enough for the Mumbaikar.
"No word of praise is perhaps enough for Tendulkar. Century of century in international cricket is certainly a great achievement," said Dalmiya, a former president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).
"I am sure he will continue to create and recreate many such milestones in Indian cricket," he said in a statement. Tendulkar got his 100th international ton in Dhaka today, against Bangladesh.
Tendulkar, en-route to his much awaited milestone, also scored his first ODI ton against Bangladesh during India’s Asia Cup tie at Dhaka on Friday.
Tendulkar scored 114 off 147 balls which included 12 boundaries and six.
The master blaster, who already has a pile of runs and records to his credit, achieved the incredible milestone when he turned spinner Shakib-ul Hasan towards fine-leg.
The star batsman first looked heavenwards and then acknowledged the cheers of his teammates and the crowd by lifting his bat. (IANS)