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Majola lauds Tendulkar

2012-03-16 16:44

Johannesburg - Under-fire Cricket SA (CSA) boss Gerald Majola put aside a long-running bonus saga to congratulate Indian batsman Sachin Tendulkar on Friday.

Tendulkar made his 100th one-day international century in an Asia Cup match against Bangladesh in Dhaka.

Majola, meanwhile, faces the might of the CSA board in Johannesburg on Saturday when the provincial presidents meet to discuss a ministerial inquiry report which recommended he be suspended for 180 days.

"There isn't a cricketing fan in the world who hasn't been egging Sachin on to this landmark for the past year, ever since he scored century number 99 against the Proteas during last year's World Cup," Majola said in a statement.

"Scoring 100 centuries for your country is a momentous achievement and the fact that Ricky Ponting (71), our own Jacques Kallis (59) and Brian Lara (53) are the only other players to have made more than 50 international centuries puts it into a true perspective.

"Sachin has been the face of cricket for some two decades and what a wonderful role model he has become.

"He made his debut while our senior statesman, Nelson Mandela, was still in prison and the fact that he has always been present throughout our brief history since unity has made it easy for us to identify with him."

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Comments
  • sakhikhaya.dlala - 2012-03-16 17:09

    Lol, Publicity stunt.....the public doesnt 4get Jola.lol

  • Chris - 2012-03-16 17:19

    On behalf of Cricket South Africa, this disgusting thief congratulates Sachin Tendulkar? Holey moley!!!

  • hc12345 - 2012-03-16 17:42

    He is a man without honor, why should he feel any shame. He should crawl into a hole and stay there.

  • Andre - 2012-03-16 17:45

    pack your bags and go Majola - the only comment we need from you is when you are going - so do the right thing from Andre

  • Gary - 2012-03-16 18:26

    pretty sure Tendulka does not want a thank you from this chop..

  • hiltonh - 2012-03-16 20:13

    When tendulkar got to his 100 with a quick single, Majola was delighted that he was stealing runs.

  • Thulani Mthombeni-Five Skhibhas Sparks - 2012-03-17 04:59

    Hehehehehehe how does Honorable President Mandela fit into this story???This Majola idiot is trying by all means to make himself look good...\The lil Master\ is a legend of the game...he's Honorable what about you???IDIOT

  • mario.borchards - 2012-03-17 12:03

    Why dont you rather tell the public how many TONS of Rands you have stolen from CSA. I am sure it is more than a hundred TONS of Rands. So you at least hold that record! the whole board should be fired and criminally charge. Where is the corporate governance?

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