President hails Tendulkar's feat

Updated: 17 October 2008 11:56 IST

President Pratibha Patil on Friday congratulated Sachin Tendulkar for becoming the highest Test run-getter in the world.

New Delhi:

Congratulating Sachin Tendulkar for eclipsing West Indian Brian Lara's record to become the highest run-getter in Test cricket, President Pratibha Patil on Friday expressed hope that he would continue to set new standards of achievement in future.

"I am extremely delighted and proud that you have reached the pinnacle of achievement in cricket today, by becoming the highest run getter in test cricket. "By doing so you have given joy to billions of Indian and I am sure that you will continue to set new standards of achievement in future," the President said in her message to the master batsman.

Tendulkar surpassed Lara's record to become the highest run getter in Test cricket on the opening day of the second Test against Australia at Mohali.

Topics : Cricket Sreesanth
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