Legendary Indian cricketer, the Indian batting icon Sachin Tendulkar became one of three cricketing greats to be inducted into the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame alongside South African pace legend Allan Donald and Australia’s Cathryn Fitzpatrick on Thursday during a ceremony in London.
Sachin Tendulkar, who played 200 Tests and holds the record for the most number of Test runs and Test hundreds, said thanks to everybody who was close by over a ‘long worldwide career’, including, “My parents, brother Ajit and wife Anjali have been pillars of strength while I was lucky to have someone like coach Ramakant Achrekar as an early guide and mentor.”
Tendulkar said at the acceptance ceremony held here on Sunday night, “It’s a huge honor for me.”
The term ‘legend’ doesn’t do him justice. This is what ICC team had to say in their tweet.
They tweeted- “Has there ever been a cricketer like Sachin Tendulkar? Last night, he was inducted into the ICC Hall of Fame alongside Allan Donald and Cathryn Fitzpatrick. Watch some of his career highlights ⬇️ #ICCHallOfFame”
Different Indians on the rundown for this Hall of fame are Bishan Singh Bedi (2009), Sunil Gavaskar (2009), Kapil Dev (2009), Anil Kumble (2015), Rahul Dravid (2018).
The 46-year-old former right-hand batsman, Sachin Tendulkar, is viewed as the best to have played the game alongside Sir Donald Bradman and remains the top run-collector in the two Tests and ODIs.
He has 34,357 runs crosswise over different arrangements and is the main batsman to have 100 internationals hundreds added to his repertoire.
The 52-year-old Donald is perhaps the best bowler to have made the appearance and had 330 Test and 272 ODI wickets amazingly before throwing in the towel in 2003.
Fitzpatrick is the second-highest wicket-taker ever in women’s cricket with 180 ODI scalps and 60 in Tests. As a mentor, she guided the Australian women’s group to three World Cup titles.
It is another feather added to the Indian hat with Sachin Tendulkar getting his name framed in the ICC Hall of Fame.