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President, PM congratulate Tendulkar on 100th international ton


March 16, 2012 - New Delhi

President Pratibha Devi Singh Patil and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Friday congratulated Sachin Tendulkar on his 100th international century.

In her message, Patil congratulated Tendulkar for his well deserved century.

In his message, Dr. Singh said: "I join the nation in congratulating Sachin Tendulkar on his making history - a hundred centuries. He has made India proud. 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."

Tendulkar scored his 100th international ton against Bangladesh in an Asia Cup encounter here on Friday.

The unprecedented landmark was achieved after 33 international innings without a hundred. It was Tendulkar"s 49th ODI century, his first against Bangladesh, to go with his 51 Test hundreds.

He took 138 balls to reach the hundred. The hype over the 100th international century begun during last year"s World Cup, when two hundreds in the group stages put him on 99 international hundreds.

However, he failed to get to three figures on India"s tour of England, the home series against West Indies and the tour of Australia, and has finally achieved the feat in Bangladesh.

Tendulkar hit 10 boundaries and a six to reach his century in the fourth match of the Asia Cup.

His last international century came during the World Cup against South Africa on March 12, 2011.

The landmark 100th ton was reached in his 462nd ODI.

ANI

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