Finally, the honour’s board got the name it wanted. The legendary cricketer from India Sachin Tendulkar has been named on the ICC Hall Of Fame board for his grand services to the game of cricket. Tendulkar on Thursday became the sixth Indian to be inducted into the ICC Hall of Fame after Sunil Gavaskar, Bishan Singh Bedi, Kapil Dev, Anil Kumble and Rahul Dravid.
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Legendary Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar became one of three cricketing greats to be inducted into the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame on Thursday during a ceremony in London. Alongside Sachin, they also included South Africa’s Allan Donald and Australia’s Cathryn Fitzpatrick.
The 46-year-old former right-hand batsman is regarded as the greatest to have played the game along with Sir Donald Bradman and remains the top run-accumulator in both Tests and ODIs. He has 34,357 runs across formats. And also, he is the only batsman to have 100 international hundreds under his belt.
It’s an incredible list – Sachin Tendulkar
Speaking of the same, Sachin Tendulkar thanked all the members, who felt that he is eligible to enter the honour’s board. Further, he also refused to pick one from all his awards, as he feels that all those awards are special in their own ways.
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“I think all awards are important. I don’t like to compare them. Each award, each appreciation has its own place. And I value this. I think this is what I have been able to achieve for 24 years on the field and that has been appreciated by the ICC and its committee members who felt that I was worthy enough to be part of the Hall of Fame. It’s an incredible list. And also, I feel privileged to be here,” Tendulkar told the ICC after being inducted into Hall of Fame.
World Cup win was the greatest moment in my life –
However, when asked to pick one of the best moments of his career, at the drop of a hat, Sachin Tendulkar chose ICC Word Cup 2011 victory. He believes that winning the world cup is the highest honour. as a cricketer to achieve.
“Without any doubt, it has be the 2011 World Cup because when you lift that beautiful trophy, it’s an impossible feeling to describe. It takes time to sink in. For me, that actually happened. We became the world champions. It took me a while to register that the tournament was over and there were no more matches. It’s the greatest feeling in life,” Tendulkar added.
Well, the Hall Of Fame would have delighted to see his name. Sachin Tendulkar is a one-time player, whose greatness is unmatchable to the present cricketers.