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Lok Sabha congratulates Tendulkar on his double century

Lok Sabha today congratulated Sachin Tendulkar for creating history by scoring a double century in a One-Day International cricket match, with Speaker Meira Kumar saying the unique achievement was a matter of national pride.

cricket Updated: Feb 25, 2010 15:57 IST
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Lok Sabha today congratulated Sachin Tendulkar for creating history by scoring a double century in a One-Day International cricket match, with Speaker Meira Kumar saying the unique achievement was a matter of national pride.

"I am sure members will join me in conveying our heartiest felicitations and congratulations to Sachin Tendulkar for being the first cricketer in history of one-day cricket to score a double century," she said in the House.

Amid thumping of desks, Kumar described this as a "unique achievement" which was a matter of national pride.

"This is a source of inspiration for budding cricketers of this country. We convey our best wishes to Sachin Tendulkar for his future endeavours," she said.

She also congratulated the Indian cricket team for its "tremendous performance".

First Published: Feb 25, 2010 15:55 IST