The 36-year-old hit 25 fours and three sixes in an unbeaten 200 off 147 balls as India thrashed South Africa by 153 runs in the city of
Tendulkar is already the leading run-scorer in Test and ODI cricket.
Several leading former players have also saluted Sachin Tendulkar's achievement.
Writing for cricinfo, former Indian player Sanjay Manjrekar said nobody deserved the record better than Tendulkar.
"He has got so many very good hundreds, but he needed that one knock that would create history," he wrote.
"He doesn't have a triple hundred in Tests, he doesn't have the
quickest fifty or hundred [in ODIs] or the fastest hundred in Tests. He
has just got loads of very good Tests and ODI hundreds."
"So this is something he will specially cherish. He has that one individual innings that he can be really proud of."
'Eye of the tiger'
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