Mumbai, Feb 24 (Calcutta Tube) Maharashtra Governor K. Sankaranarayanan and Chief Minister Ashok Chavan Wednesday congratulated Mumbai-born Sachin Tendulkar for scoring first ever one-Day International double century.
In a message, the governor said: ‘The entire nation and cricket lovers across the world are proud of you for setting the much-awaited world record by scoring the first-ever double century in a one-day international game against South Africa.’
Sankaranarayanan noted that the record is ‘particularly special, as it took many years to better the previous best record’.
In his message, Chavan said, ‘Sachin Tendulkar has made us all proud by his heroic innings.’
Deputy Chief Minister Chhagan Bhujbal, lauding the feat, termed Tendulkar as a ‘Vikramadhipati’ and a great living cricket legend.
Tendulkar scored an unbeaten 200 against South Africa in Gwalior ODI Wednesday.