Sachin Tendulkar is unbeatable Indian talent that is going to be our best bet in upcoming World Cup 2011. He has been consistent and spectacular in all his performances and thus been appreciated with several awards and felicitations.
Yesterday in Mumbai at the Castrol Awards for Cricketing Excellence, Sachin Tendulkar was declared the Castrol Indian Cricketer of the Year as well as the Castrol Test Batsman of the Year 2009. He was also felicitated with a Special Award for his double record feat of becoming the first batsman to score a double century in ODIs and to score 50 test centuries.
Honored by the Award, Sachin commented, “The Castrol Awards for Cricketing Excellence are really special. The Castrol Awards are the premier awards for Indian cricketers for over ten years now and what makes them special are that they are based on recognition by my peers – fellow cricketers who understand the game and the pressures that go into every performance”.
In the past Sachin impressed the world with his centuries against Australia in Sydney in Perth in the 1991-92 series. He is the first player to score fifty Test centuries, and the first to score fifty centuries in all international cricket combined; he now has 97 centuries in international cricket. He is also the leading run-scorer and century maker in Test and one-day international cricket. He is the only male player to score a double century in the history of ODI cricket.
In September 2007, the Australian leg spinner Shane Warne rated Tendulkar as the greatest player he has played with or against. Tendulkar was the only player of the current generation to be included in Bradman’s Eleven. There are many awards and accomplishments to Sachin’s credit. Some of them include Wisden Cricketer of the Year, Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna, Arjuna Award, Padma Shri and Padma Vibhushan.
Source by Rita Jain