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Hooda congratulates Tendulkar for getting double ton

Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda today congratulated Sachin Tendulkar for creating history by becoming the first cricketer to score a double century in one-day internationals.

cricket Updated: Feb 24, 2010 20:17 IST

Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda today congratulated Sachin Tendulkar for creating history by becoming the first cricketer to score a double century in one-day internationals.

"Sachin's masterly innings of unbeaten 200 at Gwalior against South Africa in the second ODI has scripted cricketing history and done India proud," Hooda said in Chandigarh.

Congratulating the 36-year-old master batsman for his feat, Hooda said, "This batting genius has scaled new heights and put the Indian team on a new pitch of confidence. It augurs well for the World Cup next year".

Tendulkar struck a breath-taking unbeaten 200 to steer India to a massive 401 for three against South Africa in the second cricket ODI at Gwalior on Wednesday.

Half of the runs of the master blaster's knock for which he consumed only 147 balls came off just the boundaries. He also hit three sixes.

It was not only Tendulkar's 46th ODI century but it also marked the highest score in one-dayers, eclipsing the previous record of 194 which was was held by Pakistan's Saeed Anwar and Zimbabwe's Charles Conventry.