Reactions to Sachin Tendulkar’s 100th hundred

Reactions after Sachin Tendulkar scored his 100th international century in an Asia Cup one-dayer against Bangladesh in Dhaka on Friday.

Reactions to Sachin Tendulkar’s 100th hundred

Former India captain Rahul Dravid

“What stands out in an exceptional career of unbelievable achievements is Sachin Tendulkar’s ability to change, adapt and mould his batting according to the conditions around him. What makes him a phenomenal player is that he has done so many things, be it scoring the highest number of Test and one-day runs or scoring a century of international centuries. What he has done is set a benchmark for future generations which, probably, would be almost impossible for anyone to emulate. He has created a new milestone, which to my mind, is like Don Bradman’s average of 99.94, the most memorable feat that any cricketer has achieved.”

Sourav Ganguly

“Enough has been said about it so it’s not a day to talk about it. Let’s enjoy Sachin’s 100th century. It’s a phenomenal thing. All of us are proud of him and he is an absolute champion.”

Former Australia wicketkeeper Adam Gilchrist

“Everyone, especially the Indians, were waiting for this for a long time but it was just a matter of time before Sachin got there. The outstanding feature of Sachin is his temperament. You would never see him upset on the field. The way he has handled the fame and the fortune is truly remarkable. Well played to him.”

Former Australia captain Ian Chappell

“The skill, the tenacity and the competitive urge still flows freely through the veins of Tendulkar. The fact that Tendulkar has handled fame so well and maintained an attacking outlook throughout is a tribute to not only his skill but also his wonderfully alert mind. Considering the length of his career and the fact that he was able to renew his attacking desires, I would now rate Tendulkar slightly ahead of Brian Lara and comfortably in front of a fading Ricky Ponting.”

Kris Srikkanth

“To me, it is a moment of great delight and happiness as I was involved with him as a captain when he made his international debut and being the Chairman of Selection Committee fills the cup. ”

Graeme Swann

“In other cricket news well done to sachin for his 100th ton. A fair effort indeed”

Alastair Cook

“Records are meant to be broken but I honestly don’t think I’ll see someone score 100 100’s in international cricket again.”

ICC CEO Haroon Lorgat

“Fans have admired Sachin for more than 20 years and have recently waited with great expectation for his 100th international century. The number 100 is special for a batsman and to record 100 centuries for your country is a massive statement. He is a marvel to cricket lovers around the world and with an array of batting records, Sachin is a true role model who will undoubtedly hold a special place in cricket’s history.”

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh

“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.”

BCCI president N. Srinivasan

“Ever since he made his international debut in November 1989, Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar has strode cricketing arenas the world over, like a colossus. He has broken old records and set new benchmarks. He has been an inspiration to billions, and an ornament to the sport. 16 March 2012 will never be forgotten by cricket-lovers.

Virender Sehwag on twitter

“@sachin_rt paaji congratulations!Its a small thing for you but a phenomenal historic achievement. Dinner’s on me when we meet. Many more!:)”

Former Pakistan batsman Javed Miandad

“I congratulate Sachin on behalf of Pakistan. I am sure people in India would be extremely happy about this. [For] Anyone who wants to pursue a cricketing career, Sachin is the one to be followed.”

Former West Indies batsman Viv Richards

“I believe Sir Donald Bradman is the greatest of them all, but seeing Tendulkar bat, I can say that when he is in top flight, in a variety of conditions, I have seen the best. He has been a genius when it comes to ability, a Trojan when it comes to work ethic and manic when it comes to his focus. Yet we often miss the little things that make him both human and exceptional. As a sportsman, I know how damaging an injury can be. For a batsman, an elbow injury and corrective surgery could be akin to a professional death knell. But the way Sachin overcame those setbacks and played at the highest level with unmatched distinction is special. Friday’s century was a testimony to Sachin Tendulkar’s self-belief and his unwavering focus. Many of his contemporaries who were spoken of in the same breath did not have the hunger and focus, which is why Sachin stands alone at the summit.”

Sanjay Manjrekar on twitter

“The focus today should not be about he got his 100th hundred, but how he got his 100 hundreds.”

Amitabh Bachchan

“God’s special creation .. Sachin Tendulkar !!”

Vijay Mallya

“Congrats Sachin on 100 International centuries.A glorious World Record never to be beaten.”

TA Sekar

“What an achievement Great role model for humility Tenacity commitment Hats off Sachin This record is going to be with him ever Good luck”

Mark Ramprakash

“Disappointing article by Mike Atherton insinuating that Sachin plays for his own agenda. Couldn’t disagree more.”

Lalit Modi

“The World Salutes you Sachin for your dedication to the Game. U are an inspiration to one and all. Thank you for being part of our lives.”

Aakash Chopra

“Hail the Master 🙂 Tendulkar climbed a mountain, which no human being will ever be able to scale. Take a bow, paji.”

Narendra Modi

“Moment of pride! Heartiest Congratulations to Sachin for his 100th century, a historic achievement!”

Shane Warne

“Congrats to Sachin on reaching his 100th international 100-just awesome buddy Please press no retirement Q’S and let Sachin enjoy the moment”

Shashi Tharoor

“Stupendous achievement by Sachin. Each of those last 5 singles was run amid mounting tension. Now, a nation rejoices. Cricket wins.”

Mohandas Menon

“Tendulkar: time taken from first to 100th intl century 7891 days (21 yrs 7 months and 8 days)!”

Mohammad Kaif

“Congratulate Sachin Tendulkar on his hundredth century.”

Parthiv Patel

“What a player!!what an achivement!!!many many congratulations to one and only SACHIN TENDULKAR..”

Harsha Bhogle

“Yes!! well done superstar! what joy following your career. man and cricketer, what an ornament!”

Former England captain Michael Vaughan on twitter

“Right up there with the Greatest ever sporting achievement… Sachins 100th 100…. Can’t see it ever being repeated…#legend.”

England fast bowler Stuart Broad on twitter

“I think ‘The Little Master’ nickname for Sachin suits him down to the ground… 100 tons is incredible.”

Mark Butcher

“100 hundreds. Mind-boggling achievement, especially when you consider that 80% were scored pre the invention of ice baths.”

Kevin Pietersen

“Seriously has anyone actually thought about what Sachin has done here?? 100 100’s!!!! Absolutely unbelievable.. Batters dream!”

Monty Panesar

“Sachin paaji smashed it 100 100’s never again.”

Mpumelelo Mbangwa

“Congrats to the Little Master! An incredible achievement, a record that won’t be broken!”

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