Biggest Cricket Legend of this epoch Sachin Tendulkar being hoisted on the arms of his teammates after their World Cup victory at home in 2011 was voted the Laureus best sporting moment in the last 20 years.
With the brace of Indian cricket fans, Tendulkar got the maximum amount of votes to begin victor on Monday.
Former Australian skipper Steve Waugh delivered the award to Tendulkar after sports legend Bros Becker declared the winner at a glittering commemoration.
“It’s unbelievable. The feeling of getting the world cup was behind what words can represent. How many times you get an event occurring where there are no miscellaneous notions. Very rarely the entire country rejoices,” Tendulkar said after receiving the trophy.
Accomplishments of the SRT…
- Sachin Tendulkar is the foremost run-scorer in Tests, with 15,921 runs, as well as in One-Day Internationals, with 18,426 runs.
- He is the only player to get more than 30,000 runs in all structures of international cricket (Tests, ODIs and Twenty20 Internationals).
- He also holds the record of the immense number of hundreds in both Tests (51) and ODIs (49) as well as in Tests and ODIs combined (100). On 16 March 2012, Tendulkar obtained his 100th international hundred.
- He also holds the world history for playing the highest aggregate of Test matches (200) and ODI matches (463). Tendulkar has been part of most wins by an Indian in both Test cricket with 72 wins.
Tendulkar has scored over 1000 runs in a time year in ODIs 7 seasons, and in 1998 he totalled 1,894 runs, the work for the highest number of runs scored by any player in a single calendar year for One-Day Internationals. He is the first male cricketer to add a double-century in one-day cricket.