Tendulkar becomes first to score 200 in ODIs | Top News | Reuters

“Id like to dedicate this double hundred to the people of India who have stood by me no matter what for the last 20 years,” man of the match Tendulkar said at the prize-giving ceremony.”There have been ups and downs, but they have supported me.”Tendulkar has carried the expectations of a nation of 1.2 billion people since his debut as a curly-haired 16-year-old in 1989. Now 36, he holds the record for most runs in tests 13,447 and one-day internationals 17,598 and most centuries in tests 47 and ODIs 46.Tendulkar hit 200 off 147 balls with 25 fours and three sixes in a masterly effort that combined poise with raw power.

via Tendulkar becomes first to score 200 in ODIs | Top News | Reuters.

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