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Cricket fraternity hails Sachin, asks him to carry on

By The Assam Tribune

NEW DELHI, Feb 24 (PTI): The cricket fraternity today hailed Sachin Tendulkar for becoming the first batsman in the history of one-day cricket to smash a double century, describing the feat as an incredible achievement.

Former India captain Sunil Gavaskar led the tribute, saying Tendulkar has established himself as the greatest batsman ever.

�There is just no question about that. He is the greatest batsman the game has ever seen,� Gavaskar gushed.

�See his record! Who else has got 90-plus centuries, 1,700-plus runs in ODIs and 13,000-plus runs in Test cricket? He is comfortably the greatest batsman ever,� said Gavaskar.

Spin legend Shane Warne, who enjoyed many a duel with Tendulkar, followed the innings and kept posting on his Twitter page, egging the Indian to achieve the milestone.

�(I�m) nervous for my good friend Sachin,� Warne posted as Tendulkar approached 200.

�Come on Sachin my friend get your 200. World record to please! you deserve it,� he said.

Once Tendulkar reached the milestone, the former player posted �Yes, yes, yes! Well done Sachin my friend. Congrats and well done! (It�s) awesome.�

Former India captain Dilip Vengsarkar paid his rich tribute to Tendulkar, saying it was an incredible feat that spoke volumes of the batting master�s toughness.

�It�s an amazing feat to get 200 in a day and that too off only 147 balls,� Vengsarkar said.

�It shows his mental and physical toughness. He�s a player who does not throw away his wicket once he�s set. He always places a huge price on his wicket,� Vengsarkar said.

Indian Premier League commissioner Lalit Modi also lavished praise on Tendulkar, calling him the greatest sportsman.

�Sachin � the greatest ever player ever � without any doubt,� the IPL boss wrote on his Twitter page.

�I salute Sachin...world�s greatest sportsman. We can see him only rise. (He is an) inspiration to us all. He is the best,� Modi said.

Sri Lanka captain Kumar Sangakkara also paid his tribute.

�What an innings it was! He came close to achieving it twice. I always felt that Tendulkar and Sanath Jayasuriya are capable of doing that,� Sangakkara said.

Former Pakistan captain Javed Miandad said he was always convinced of Tendulkar�s greatness and stands vindicated.

�He is my favourite player. I had told that one day he would go on to break all batting records and now you see him scoring runs and runs,� Miandad said.

Another former Pakistan captain Aamer Sohail attributed Tendulkar�s success to his humility.

�I think if you ask Saeed Anwar (who jointly held the previous record for highest ODI knock), he would say he�s happy that Tendulkar broke his record,� Sohail said.

�The reason for his success is that he has a great respect for the game,� Sohail reasoned.

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Cricket fraternity hails Sachin, asks him to carry on

NEW DELHI, Feb 24 (PTI): The cricket fraternity today hailed Sachin Tendulkar for becoming the first batsman in the history of one-day cricket to smash a double century, describing the feat as an incredible achievement.

Former India captain Sunil Gavaskar led the tribute, saying Tendulkar has established himself as the greatest batsman ever.

�There is just no question about that. He is the greatest batsman the game has ever seen,� Gavaskar gushed.

�See his record! Who else has got 90-plus centuries, 1,700-plus runs in ODIs and 13,000-plus runs in Test cricket? He is comfortably the greatest batsman ever,� said Gavaskar.

Spin legend Shane Warne, who enjoyed many a duel with Tendulkar, followed the innings and kept posting on his Twitter page, egging the Indian to achieve the milestone.

�(I�m) nervous for my good friend Sachin,� Warne posted as Tendulkar approached 200.

�Come on Sachin my friend get your 200. World record to please! you deserve it,� he said.

Once Tendulkar reached the milestone, the former player posted �Yes, yes, yes! Well done Sachin my friend. Congrats and well done! (It�s) awesome.�

Former India captain Dilip Vengsarkar paid his rich tribute to Tendulkar, saying it was an incredible feat that spoke volumes of the batting master�s toughness.

�It�s an amazing feat to get 200 in a day and that too off only 147 balls,� Vengsarkar said.

�It shows his mental and physical toughness. He�s a player who does not throw away his wicket once he�s set. He always places a huge price on his wicket,� Vengsarkar said.

Indian Premier League commissioner Lalit Modi also lavished praise on Tendulkar, calling him the greatest sportsman.

�Sachin � the greatest ever player ever � without any doubt,� the IPL boss wrote on his Twitter page.

�I salute Sachin...world�s greatest sportsman. We can see him only rise. (He is an) inspiration to us all. He is the best,� Modi said.

Sri Lanka captain Kumar Sangakkara also paid his tribute.

�What an innings it was! He came close to achieving it twice. I always felt that Tendulkar and Sanath Jayasuriya are capable of doing that,� Sangakkara said.

Former Pakistan captain Javed Miandad said he was always convinced of Tendulkar�s greatness and stands vindicated.

�He is my favourite player. I had told that one day he would go on to break all batting records and now you see him scoring runs and runs,� Miandad said.

Another former Pakistan captain Aamer Sohail attributed Tendulkar�s success to his humility.

�I think if you ask Saeed Anwar (who jointly held the previous record for highest ODI knock), he would say he�s happy that Tendulkar broke his record,� Sohail said.

�The reason for his success is that he has a great respect for the game,� Sohail reasoned.

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