ICC Hall of Fame honour for Sachin Tendulkar

International Cricket Council has honored India’s ace batsman Sachin Tendulkar by inducting him into the prestigious Hall of Fame.  “ It’s a huge honor for me,” Tendulkar said receiving the honors at the induction ceremony held in London last Sunday, Press Trust of India (PTI) reported.

Tendulkar is the sixth Indian player, after Kapil Dev, Sunil Gavascar, Bishen Singh Bedi, Anil Kumble and Rahul Dravid, to receive this coveted ICC honour.

Others who were honored along with Tendulkar include South African pace legend Allan Donald and two-time World Cup winner Australian woman cricketer Cathryn Fitzpatrick,PTI reported.

The  top run- taker  in both tests and ODIs , Tendulkar  has been always  placed along with the legendary Sir Donald Bradman.  The  46-year-old master blaster  has 34,357 runs to his credit. He is also  the only batsman who scored 100 in 100 internationals.

The 52-year-old Donald is one of the finest bowlers who  took 330 test and 272 ODI wickets  before  quitting  in 2003.

Fitzpatrick is the second highest wicket-taker with 180 in ODIs and  60 in Tests in women’s cricket. This two-time World Cup winner, as a coach   guided the Australian women’s team to three World Cup titles, PTI reported.