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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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Rajasthan Royals Supporter
Comment by Ashwin on March 10, 2010 at 14:19
What to say abt this genius... my words are short to justify his personality.... This man is simply super.. and best part of his personality is answering through his bat rather then answering thro mouth...

Stanley Steven rightly said by you.. he himself is a ratna of bharat.. no medal can justify his talent...

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Chennai Super Kings Supporter
Comment by STANLEY STEVEN on March 7, 2010 at 7:42
no doubt. sachin is the best cricketer. as said earlier sachin need not be given bharath ratna. he himself is a bharath ratna. is it not???

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