The India batsman Sachin Tendulkar has become the leading all-time scorer in Test cricket, surpassing retired West Indies batsman Brian Lara’s record.
Afterwards, Tendulkar said: "It has taken me 19 years to get the record. It can't happen overnight.
"It has been a fantastic journey. There have been ups and downs in the process of success."
Tendulkar, among the team's senior players faced with questions of retirement, added jokingly: "If stones are thrown at you, you convert them into milestones."
For the Complete Report:
Tendulkar Breaks Test Batting Record, The National, 17 October 2008.
Dr Geoff Pound
Image: Sachin Tendulkar celebrates on becoming the leading run-scorer in Test Match Cricket history during the first day of the second Test match between India and Australia in Mohali on Oct 17 2008. (Courtesy Manan Vatsyayana / AFP from the above link)