Sachin Tendulkar's 100th ton a moment of pride: Narendra Modi

India batsman Sachin Tendulkar celebrates his ton against Bangladesh during their Asia Cup tie at Dhaka on Friday Getty Images

Ahmadabad: Mar 16, 2012

Describing Sachin Tendulkar’s feat of scoring the 100th international century as a moment of pride, Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi congratulated the Indian batsman through twitter.

“Moment of pride. Heartiest congratulations to Sachin for his 100 century,” Modi tweeted, adding that this was a “historic achievement”.

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.

It was the end of a long wait for the 38-year-old veteran, who had gone 33 innings and a year without a century. The right-hander made his 99th international ton in a World Cup match against South Africa in Nagpur on March 12.

Since then it had been an agonising wait for the maestro, whose every inning was watched with anticipation. He came close on quite a few occasion only to miss the milestone so much so that it became a huge monkey on his back and an unwanted distraction during every series that India played.(PTI)

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