Legendary Indian all-rounder Sachin Tendulkar has added yet another feather in his cap and his fans have got yet another reason to celebrate. Master-blaster Sachin is now inducted into the International Cricket Council's Hall of Fame. He is the sixth Indian on the list of ICC’s Hall Of Fame. Prior to him going in the ascending order Bishan Singh Bedi, Sunil Gavaskar, Kapil Dev, Anil Kumble, Rahul Dravid were inducted in the Hall Of Fame by ICC.
Now doesn’t it call for a party for Sachin’s avid fans? Just like several other times, he credited his parents, brother Ajit Tendulkar, his coach Ramakant Achrekar and his better-half Anjali Tendulkar for their support and encouragement. The ceremony was held in London on Thursday night, when he was honoured by ICC. On this occasion an overwhelmed Sachin said, “It's a huge honour for me." The legendary cricketer retired in the year 2013 with score of 15,921 runs in test matches and 18,426 runs in one day international tournaments.
The news was made official by a tweet on ICC’s official Twitter handle. Their Tweet read, “Highest run-scorer in the history of Test cricket ✅ Highest run-scorer in the history of ODI cricket ✅ Scorer of 100 international centuries 💯 The term 'legend' doesn't do him justice. @sachin_rt is the latest inductee into the ICC Hall Of Fame.#ICCHallOfFame”
Sachin said, "I am also thankful to all my captains, fellow players and the BCCI and the MCA administrators over the years for their support and for making me enjoy the game so much and for so long. I thank the ICC for this appreciation of my cricket career and I am happy to note that cricket continues to grow with three popular formats."
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