World congratulates Sachin

As Sachin Tendulkar became the first batsman to score 200 runs in an ODI innings, praises pour in from all corners from the world.

updated: February 24, 2010 15:14 IST
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New Delhi:

As Indian batting legend Sachin Tendulkar became the first batsman in the history of the game to score 200 runs in an ODI innings during the second one-dayer against South Africa in Gwalior, praises pour in from all corners from the world for the Master Blaster.

"Yes yes yes !!!!!! Well done Sachin my friend ... congrats and well done !!!!! awesome .Glad I'm not bowling to him today," Australian spin legend Shane Warne tweeted.

"My heartiest congratulations to Sachin the worlds greatest sportsman. We can see him only rise. He is the best," IPL Commissioner Lalit Modi posted on Twitter account.

"Sachin Tendulkar has yet again re-written the record books of cricket, by climbing yet another Mt Everest of the game," President Pratibha Patil said in a message.

She said in setting a new benchmark for the highest score by a batsman in One-Day Internationals as well as in notching up a double century, "the master batsman has set stiff targets" for future generation of cricketers to break.

"It's a magnificent achievement. Sachin has led by example and that all Indians are proud of his achievement," Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said.

"We all are proud of Sachin, who played a marvellous inning today against South Africa. Further, we are confident that he will continue to make world records. His innings will be remembered for all time to come," Delhi chief minister Sheila Dikshit said.

"For any cricketer he is the perfect role model. The great thing about him is that he has been outstanding in both Tests and ODIs. As a Pakistani player, I know how much value we have always put on his wicket," right-handed batsman Shoaib Malik said.

"Records are there to be broken but it makes you happy when someone like Tendulkar does it. I think he thoroughly deserves this record and many more in days to come," Javed Miandad said.