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PM lauds Tendulkar's record breaking feat

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh hailed Sachin Tendulkar as a 'genius' after the master batsman eclipsed Brian Lara to become the highest run-getter in Test cricket.

cricket Updated: Oct 17, 2008 17:01 IST
PTI

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Friday hailed Sachin Tendulkar as a 'genius' after the master batsman eclipsed Brian Lara to become the highest run-getter in Test cricket.

"I congratulate Sachin Tendulkar on becoming the highest run scorer in Test cricket. Sachin is truly worthy of the mantle of the greatest run scorer in Tests. I have been following his cricket and there is no doubt that he is a genius."

Tendulkar today surpassed Lara's record to become the highest run getter in Test cricket on the opening day of the second Test against Australia at Mohali.

First Published: Oct 17, 2008 16:57 IST