For his fans, a long wait ended Friday at Dhaka's Shere Bangla National Stadium where India and Bangladesh played the fourth ODI in the Asia Cup 2012.
Tendulkar has broken the records of both Test and one-day cricket. He scored his 99th century against South Africa on March 12, 2011, at Nagpur during the World Cup. Friday's century was Tendulkar's 49th in ODI. He has 51 Test centuries.
The master blaster, who had come under criticism for his age and was even asked to retire by critics, has defied the odds of age and injuries and proved himself.
People from different walks of life used Twitter to express their pride in the 38-year-old cricketer.
Here are some of the tweets:
Amitabh Bacchchan: T 685 - India breathes normally ..!! Sachin completes an incredible feat !! A hundred 100's .. Never done before, perhaps never after !!!
Narendra Modi: Moment of pride! Heartiest Congratulations to #Sachin for his 100th century, a historic achievement!
Abhishek Bachchan: how good is Sachin? he's the BEST. period! stop analyzing him. stop being cynical. just celebrate him!
Akshay Kumar :Salute to the man who never gave up in spite of all the criticism. Finally he did it. #Sachin creates history in world...