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.