Team India captain Virat Kohli has urged fans to vote for Sachin Tendulkar after the legendary cricketer was shortlisted for the greatest Laureus Sporting Moment 2000-2020 Award.
Taking to Twitter on Sunday (February 9), Kohli has described Tendulkar as a “friend, teammate, mentor, and icon” and asked his followers and people of India to vote for his idol in the Laureus Sporting Moment, as the Master Blaster was shortlisted as one among five contenders for the prestigious award.
The moment titled “Carried On the Shoulders Of A Nation” – a reference to India’s 2011 World Cup triumph which came under the captaincy of MS Dhoni. It was India’s second World Cup victory after the 1983 CWC triumph and Tendulkar’s only World Cup final win in his illustrious career.
Back then, after India defeated Sri Lanka in the big finale of the mega event at Mumbai’s Wankhede Stadium; Kohli, who was among those who carried Tendulkar, had famously said: “Tendulkar has carried the burden of the nation for 21 years; It was time we carried him.”
Well, the moment has been picked for the greatest Laureus Sporting Moment 2000-2020 Award and Kohli in his tweet wrote: “A friend, teammate, mentor, and icon. Let’s all come together and vote for Sachin paaji for the Laureus Sporting Moment 2000-2020.”
A friend, teammate, mentor and icon. Let's all come together and vote for @sachin_rt paaji for the Laureus Sporting Moment 2⃣0⃣0⃣0⃣ – 2⃣0⃣2⃣0⃣ ✌ Click on the link below and vote now. 💪 @LaureusSport #Laureus20 https://t.co/wzzzldtJhS pic.twitter.com/PegECYFH2E
— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) February 9, 2020
Noteworthy, the foundation of the award has given the opportunity to its fans to choose the winner for the Laureus Sporting Moment 2000-2020 via online voting. This time with the winner will be announced during the Laureus World Sports Awards Show in Berlin on February 17.