President Patil congratulates Tendulkar on double century and world record

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New Delhi, Feb.24 (ANI): President Pratibha Patil on Wednesday congratulated master blaster Sachin Tendulkar for his grand double achievement in the Gwalior One-Day International Cricket match against South Africa today.

"Sachin Tendulkar has yet again re-written the record books of cricket, by climbing yet another Mt. Everest of the game," said President Patil in her message.

"On setting a new benchmark for the highest score by a batsman in One-Day 50 overs cricket, as well as notching-up a double century, the master batsman has set stiff targets to break for future generation of cricketers," a Rashtrapati Bhavan release quoted President Patil as saying.

Master blaster Sachin Tendulkar on Wednesday scored first ever double century and also broke the world record for highest runs in ODI previously held by Pakistan's Saeed Anwar for 194 runs, while playing in the second ODI here against South Africa.

Sachin scored 200 in just 147 balls playing with Team India skipper Mahender Singh Dhoni on the other end, who scored 68* in just 35 balls.

In his 147 ball inning, Tendulkar scored 25 fours and 3 sixes to make 200*. (ANI)

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