BCCI president N. Srinivasan issued a statement after Sachin Tendulkar’s 100th internation ton, He said
Ever since he made his international debut in November 1989, Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar has strode cricketing arenas the world over, like a colossus.
He has broken old records and set new benchmarks. He has been an inspiration to billions, and an ornament to the sport, 16 March 2012 will never be forgotten by cricket-lovers.
On behalf of the BCCI, I would like to congratulate Sachin Tendulkar for completing a century of international centuries.