India in SA

Majola pays tribute to Sachin

2010-12-20 08:22
Gerald Majola (File)
Centurion - Cricket South Africa (CSA) CEO Gerald Majola on Sunday conveyed his personal congratulations to India’s Sachin Tendulkar on the occasion of his 50th Test match century.

Tendulkar achieved the landmark during the first Test between the Proteas and India at SuperSport Park on Sunday. He has been playing Test match cricket for a remarkable 21 years and has scored 11 centuries more than any other player in the history of Test cricket.

When he does eventually retire he will leave behind him a record that is certain to stand for years, if not decades.

“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,” commented Majola.

“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. 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 January 9 to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the arrival of Indians in South Africa.

“May you continue to go from strength to strength!”

This latter match to be played at the Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban is the inaugural contest for the Krish Mackerdhuj Trophy and the occasion will honour both Tendulkar and Proteas’ icon Makhaya Ntini.

Tickets for the Moses Mabhida game are R350 and R450 and available via TicketPros, PostNet stores and host venues. A limited number of tickets at R100 have been made available for this historic event.

These tickets are aimed at the local community in Durban, and will be sold to previously disadvantaged communities with interest in cricket. As such, these tickets will only be sold through local cricket clubs affiliated to the KwaZulu-Natal Cricket Union.

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