Sachin Tendulkar has finally done it!
His hundred in the Asia Cup match against Bangladesh on Friday helped him complete a 'century of centuries'.
The landmark was achieved with a single on the leg side off Shakib Al Hassan, in the 44th over.
The veteran batsman took 138 balls to get his century, hitting 10 fours and a six on course.
He departed soon after, though, caught by wicketkeeper Mushfiqur Rahim off Mashrafe Mortaza [ Images ] for 114. The 147-ball knock was studded with 12 fours and a six.
In March 2011 he scored 111 against South Africa [ Images ] in Nagpur. It was his 99th international hundred.
The next one took more than a year to come.
Tendulkar played 11 Tests and 13 ODIs -- a total of 34 innings -- in that period even as a billion-plus fans kept waiting in eager anticipation.
The moment has finally arrived.
The Master Blaster has achieved yet another milestone.
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh [ Images ] was among the first to congratulate Tendulkar.
"I join the nation in congratulating Tendulkar on his making history -- a hundred centuries. He has made India [ Images ] proud. Tendulkar's long career has been a triumph of class, character and courage. Wish him many more innings and feats to continue inspiring the youth," he said.
Join us in celebrating the milestone.