Waugh, who is on a business visit following an invitation from Macquarie Bank, was quoted as saying in an interview to Dubai-based Gulf News that Tendulkar stood a good chance of reaching the milestone.
"Tendulkar has already got 71 hundreds from Tests and One-dayers. He has in him to score another 30 more provided his body supports him," the daily quoted.
Waugh said that the Indian team is fast catching up with Australia. "India is closing up. England is also emerging pretty well and so is South Africa. Pakistan has amazing talent and coach Bob Woolmer could mould them into a good team soon," the paper quoted.