Mumbai:Bollywood stars have heaped praises on Sachin Tendulkar for smashing first-ever double century in history of ODIs, describing him as the "god of cricket" who has made Indians proud.
The whole nation celebrated Tendulkar's double century at the ODI against South Africa in Gwalior, Bollywood took to Twitter and blogging to express their jubilation.
Screen icon Amitabh Bachchan wrote on his blog, "Sachin playing the one dayer with South Africa in Gwalior creates history by being the first human in the universe to have scored 200 runs in an odi...I send sachin a congratulatory sms and he responds back with his customary thanks and love, inquiring after the family."
Calling the cricketer as 'Sachin-The Great', superstar Shah Rukh Khan on his Twitter account wrote, "My daughter had written a poem for Sachin the great will put it up one day. He had loved it...And i love him too much."
Big B's son actor Abhishek, despite a football enthusiast, revered Tendulkar as the pride of the nation.
"Despite Chelsea's loss. Will sleep with a huge smile on my face, thinking about Sachin's double hundred. Sachin you give us Indians a great reason to be proud. And the reason is you!!! (sic)," Abhishek wrote on his Twitter account.
"I finally know what god really looks like!! he is about 5"5, maharashtrian and plays cricket!! tendulkar bapa morya...Sachin. Master, idol, legend!!! congratulations!!! what an innings," he added.
Priyanka Chopra, who in US to shoot for 'Anjaana Anjaani' missed Tendulkar's innings, but the actress still wrote, "Oh my god! Just read about Sachin's double century! Mannn! I slept thru it!! feel so proud to be born at a time when I can witness greatness!"
Shahid Kapoor also wrote on his Twitter account, "Sachin u r truelly Great... Humbling to c him ... Wat a player."
While filmmaker Karan Johar said, "His name is TENDULKAR and he is a LEGEND!!!", actress and IPL team owner Preity Zinta hailed the player as her hero and wrote, "Sachin! You are my hero! You make us so proud Team India rocks because Sachin shocks the opposition!"
Actor Vivek Oberoi wrote, "I've always said....if cricket is a religion....sachin is god!" "So much 2learn from the master...he has faced every taunt, every critic, every insult with tremendous dignity & always answered with his bat!," he added.
Actor Riteish Deshmukh, a regular on Twitter wrote, "HISTORY has been created by d Master . In future people will always remember where they were when SACHIN scored 200* runs. Atyanth abhimaan."