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PM congratulates Tendulkar on his historic ton
New Delhi, March 16, 2012
First Published: 17:29 IST(16/3/2012)
Last Updated: 18:28 IST(16/3/2012)

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh today congratulated iconic cricketer Sachin Tendulkar for achieving a historic 100th international century against Bangladesh during an Asia Cup match in Mirpur.

"I join the nation in congratulating Sachin Tendulkar on making a historic hundred centuries. He has made India proud," a release from the PMO stated.

The PM described the 38-year-old batting great as an epitome of class and character and said he would continue to inspire generations to come.

"Tendulkar's long career has been a triumph of class, character and courage. Wish him many more innings and feats to continue inspiring the youth," he said.

Tendulkar today achieved a rare feat by becoming the first cricketer to accumulate a century of centuries when he tapped a Shakib Al Hasan delivery to fine leg to bring up his maiden ton against Bangladesh in the ongoing four-nation Asia Cup.

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