Sachin Tendulkar
Sachin Tendulkar (Image Source: Twitter)

Cricket fraternity pour wishes to Sachin Tendulkar after he wins Laureus Sporting Moment award

India cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar being lifted on the shoulders of his teammates after their World Cup (WC) triumph at home in 2011 was voted the best sporting moment in the last 20 years at Laureus World Sports Awards held in Berlin on Monday.

The Laureus World Sports Awards is an annual award ceremony honoring individuals and teams from the world of sports along with sporting achievements throughout the year. It was established in 1999 by Sport for Good Foundation founding patrons Daimler and Richemont.


“It is incredible. The feeling of winning the World Cup was beyond what words can express. How many times [can] you get an event happening where there are no mixed opinions? Very rarely, the entire country celebrates,” Tendulkar said. “And this is a reminder of how powerful a sport is, and what magic it does to our lives. Even now, when I watch that, it has stayed with me,” said Tendulkar after receiving the award.


Indian captain Virat Kohli was one amongst those who lifted Tendulkar on the shoulders after winning the WC. Kohli congratulated the Indian cricket legend on Twitter and said: Congratulations, Sachin paaji, on being honored with the prestigious Laureus Sporting Moment Award. A great achievement and a proud moment for our nation.

Sensational batsman KL Rahul also wished the ‘master blaster’ and showed agreement with him that Sport has the power to unite everyone.

“Absolutely agree with the great @sachin_rt paaji. Sport has the power to unite us and congratulations on winning the #LaureusSportingMoment 2000- 2020 award. #Laureus20,” tweeted Rahul.

Here are other cricketers who congratulated Tendulkar:

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