Friday 16 March 2012 

Pawar Praises 'Beacon Of Inspiration' Tendulkar

Pawar Praises 'Beacon Of Inspiration' Tendulkar
Pawar Praises 'Beacon Of Inspiration' Tendulkar
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International Cricket Council (ICC) President Sharad Pawar has paid tribute to Sachin Tendulkar after his compatriot reached his 100th international century.

Tendulkar scored 114 against Bangladesh in the Asia Cup to end a lengthy wait for the landmark, scoring his 49th ODI century in the process.

Pawar said: "My heartiest congratulations to you on reaching the 100th international century.  You have made India and the game of cricket proud in accomplishing this milestone.

"Your achievement speaks volume of your dedication to this great game. I am sure your illustrious career will be written in golden letters in the history of cricket and will serve as beacon of inspiration for many generations of cricketers to follow.

"My best wishes to you and hope you will continue to chase your dreams in the times to come."

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