Indian cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar completed his 100th international century on Friday at Dhaka’s Shere Bangla National Stadium. Sachin Ramesh is widely regarded as one of the greatest batsmen in the history of cricket. The Master blaster’s 99th century was completed on March 12, 2011 against South Africa at Nagpur during the world cup. He also featured in the recently concluded tri series in Australia but his tender to become the first batsman to score 100 international hundreds remained unfulfilled. Since his 99th century his fans were waiting eagerly for his 100th century and now the wait and love of his fans has turned fruitful with the completion of his 100th century on 16th March, 2012 against Bangladesh in Dhaka. Tendulkar is idolized as god by the cricket fans.
Tendulkar is the first and the only cricketer to accomplish the feat of scoring a hundred centuries in international cricket which includes 49 ODI & 51 Test cricket centuries. As a common man, Tendulkar is very humble and down to earth, and is liked by all for his transparent character. Sachin Tendulkar is the most prolific run scorer in one-day internationals with 18,111 runs. Tendulkar was the highest run scorer of the 2003 Cricket World Cup and 1996 Cricket World Cup.
The Indian Cricket Board (BCCI) President N Srinivasan on Friday, heaped praises on Sachin Tendulkar for becoming the first cricketer in the world to score 100 international centuries and said that 16th March 2012 would never be forgotten.
Sachin Tendulkar, is the master of his work and totally portrays a perfect example of dedication toward the work and true sportsman ship. Master Blaster has also bagged a number of awards and honors during his career for the commitment and excel showed in his work. Here is the list of individual honors and appreciations given to him.
Individual Honors And Appraisals
- ICC Award-Sir Garfield Sobers trophy for cricketer of the year 2010
- Padma Vibhushan, India’s second highest civilian award, 2008.
- ICC World ODI XI: 2004, 2007
- Rajiv Gandhi Awards – Sports: 2005
- Player of the tournament in 2003 Cricket World Cup
- Maharashtra Bhushan Award, Maharashtra State’s highest Civilian Award in 2001
- Padma Shri, India’s fourth highest civilian award, 1999.
- Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna, India’s highest honour given for achievement in sports, 1997–98.
- Wisden Cricketer of the Year: 1997
- Arjuna Award, by the Government of India in recognition of his outstanding achievement in sports, 1994.
- In October 2010 he was awarded for Outstanding Achievement in Sport and the Peoples Choice Award at The Asian Awards in London
- On 28 January 2011, he won the ‘Castrol Indian Cricketer of the Year’ award.
- ‘BCCI Cricketer of the Year’ award on 31 May 2011.
- On 3 September 2010 he was made a Honorary Group captain by the Indian Air Force.
- 16th March 2012- First cricketer in the world to score 100 international centuries
Heartiest Congratulations to the Master Blaster, for setting up another milestone in his career and an international record.