The Lok Sabha on Thursday congratulated Sachin Tendulkar on creating history by scoring a double century in a One-Day International in Gwalior on Wednesday.

Making a special reference in the House, Speaker Meira Kumar said the unique achievement was a matter of national pride and a source of inspiration for the younger generation.

“I am sure members will join me in conveying our heartiest felicitations and congratulations to Sachin Tendulkar for being the first cricketer in history of one-day cricket to score a double century.”

Amid thumping of desks, Ms. Kumar described this as a “unique achievement,” which was a matter of national pride. “This is a source of inspiration for budding cricketers of this country. We convey our best wishes to Sachin Tendulkar for his future endeavours.”

She also congratulated the Indian cricket team on its “tremendous performance.”

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