Cricket South Africa (CSA) CEO Gerald Majola congratulated Sachin Tendulkar on his 50th century in Test cricket, saying it was an ‘honour’ for the country to host the record.

“South Africa is honoured that you achieved this remarkable landmark on our soil and CSA looks forward to honour you personally at the match on 9 January to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the arrival of Indians in South Africa. May you continue to go from strength to strength!”, Majola said.

“On behalf of Cricket South Africa, I would like to congratulate you on the unprecedented achievement of becoming the first player to record 50 Test centuries,” Majola said in a statement.

“In our view, this could not have happened to a better person or a better batsman. You are truly a great ambassador for cricket where ever you play the game. Your skill and determination are matched only by your humility.

Tendulkar, yesterday, became the first man to complete 50 centuries in Test cricket during the first Test between the South Africa and India at SuperSport Park. The veteran, who has been playing Test cricket for over two decades now, has scored 11 centuries more than any other player in the history of Test cricket.

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