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President, PM congratulate Sachin

President Pratibha Patil and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh today congratulated Sachin Tendulkar for becoming the first cricketer to score a double ton in one-day internationals and said the "master batsman" has climbed the "Mt Everest of the game".

delhi Updated: Feb 24, 2010 19:55 IST

President Pratibha Patil and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh today congratulated Sachin Tendulkar for becoming the first cricketer to score a double ton in one-day internationals and said the "master batsman" has climbed the "Mt Everest of the game".

"Sachin Tendulkar has yet again re-written the record books of cricket, by climbing yet another Mt Everest of the
game," 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.

Terming it a "magnificent achievement", the Prime Minister said that Sachin has led by "example and that all
Indians are proud of his achievement".

Singh wished him many more glorious years in his cricketing career.

36-year-old Tendulkar today created history by becoming the first cricketer to score a double century in one-day
internationals with a breath-taking unbeaten 200 to steer India to a massive 401 for three against South Africa in the
second cricket ODI in Gwalior.