Sachin Tendulkar © Getty Images
Sachin Tendulkar (Above) took to social media to convey his message to Kumar Sangakkara © Getty Images

Former India batsman Sachin Tendulkar congratulated Kumar Sangakkara for becoming the first player to score four One-Day International (ODI) centuries and World Cup centuries in a row. Sangakkara made 124 today against Scotland due to which Sri Lanka reached 363 for nine in their 50 overs against Scotland. Sri Lanka won the match comfortably by 148 runs and go into the quarter-finals with some momentum. READ: Kumar Sangakkara gets record fourth consecutive ton in match against Scotland at ICC Cricket World Cup 2015

Sangakkara’s four centuries have come in the last four ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 matches against Bangladesh, England, Australia and Scotland. Tendulkar, who has always been active on social media, resorted to the platform once again. Tendulkar praised the consistency at which Sangakkara scored his centuries. READ: ICC Cricket World Cup 2015: Kumar Sangakkara, Tillakaratne Dilshan put up third consecutive 100+ partnership for World Cup record


This will be Sangakkara’s final World Cup is said to retire after the mega event. Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews after the match said that he was on his knees begging Sangakkara not to retire, but his mind seems to be made up already. Tendulkar has scored over 30,00 international centuries for India including 100 international centuries. READ: ICC Cricket World Cup 2015: Kumar Sangakkara is the man to fear, says Muttiah Muralitharan