February 27, 2010 (Calcutta Tube): The whole nation was celebrating the crossing of another awe-inspiring milestone by the master blaster, Sachin Tendulkar, who scored an amazing 200 runs in the one-day international (ODI) against South Africa yesterday. It is the highest individual score by a batsman in the history of ODI cricket. When the Union Minister of Railways, Mamata Banerjee, had announced the Indian railway budget but no one seemed to be interested in talking about it.
Every patriotic Indian is proud of Sachin Tendulkar and so is Bollywood. Yesterday, Bollywood also rejoiced in the aftermath of this historic moment and expressed a heartfelt congratulation to Sachin Tendulkar, who can certainly be labeled a ‘legend’ now. Wishing Sachin wholeheartedly, Abhishek Bachchan said, “Earlier, I was unaware how god looked like, but now, I can see him, his height is 5.5, he is a Maharashtrian and he plays cricket. Yes, he is the one and only Sachin Tendulkar. I wish him a hearty congratulation for this breathtaking innings and for making us proud.”
Duggu, as Hrithik Roshan is affectionately known, voiced, “It was an incredible innings that energized me and eliminated all my weariness. Simply brilliant! Watching him bat is an awesome experience. We are proud of him.” Farhan Akhtar, whose film ‘Karthik Calling Karthik’ is about to release this week, commented, ”India is blessed because it has an individual like Sachin, who makes us hold our head up high wherever we go.
Priyanka Chopra too expressed admiration and respect for Sachin. She stated, “When I got to know about Sachin’s double century, I felt so proud that I exist in an era, in which I can witness such greatness.”
-Anil A Kanojia/ Sampurn Wire