NEW DELHI, March 19 (PTI): Parliament today hailed Sachin Tendulkar�s feat of completing a century of centuries, with members in both Houses lauding the cricketer and terming the achievement as a matter of �national pride�.
In the Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar made a reference congratulating Sachin for becoming the first cricketer to score a hundred centuries in international cricket. The Speaker said the outstanding batsman achieved this incredible feat during the one day international match against Bangladesh at Mirpur on March 16, 2012.
�This exceptional accomplishment is a matter of national pride and is a source of inspiration for budding cricketers throughout the cricket playing nations,� she said. �We convey our best wishes to Sachin Tendulkar and the Indian Cricket Team for their future endeavours,� Kumar said.
In the Rajya Sabha also, members complimented Sachin for completing 100 centuries in first-class cricket, with opposition using the opportunity to take a dig at the government saying it has come at a time when things were not going right in the country. Raising the issue during Zero Hour, Tarun Vijay (BJP) said Sachin�s century of 100s �represents the hope of India for a better future� and added he has �given a dream to the younger generation�.