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MCC has extended its congratulations to Sachin Tendulkar after the India batsman made his 100th international century against Bangladesh in Dhaka.
Tendulkar made 114 against the Tigers in an Asia Cup match, bringing to an end months of suspense ahead of his historic moment.
The 38-year-old, whose international career extends over four decades, holds almost every international run scoring record and now adds the remarkable feat of becoming the first man to 100 centuries.
MCC Head of Cricket John Stephenson reacted with delight to Tendulkar’s feat.
He said: “Everyone here at MCC wishes to congratulate Sachin Tendulkar on his phenomenal achievement.
“His astonishing longevity as a cricketer is tantamount to his talent, dedication and application during a long and illustrious career.
“Throughout his career he has played the game of cricket in the right spirit and he is a magnificent role model for cricketers, young and old, throughout the world.”
Tendulkar has played in 651 international matches since his debut against Pakistan as a 16-year-old in 1989.
The Little Master has been an almost permanent presence at the top of the international game since then, rarely suffering a slump in form and accumulating almost 34,000 runs to date.
He finally became a World Cup winner at the sixth time of asking when India won the tournament on home soil in 2011 and played a significant part in the team's rise to the top of the Test rankings a year earlier.