Sachin Tendulkar wins Laureus Sporting Moment Award
The God of Cricket has added another feather to his glorious hat. Legendary batsman Sachin Tendulkar has won the greatest Laureus Sporting Moment Award in the last 20 years.
The moment, titled ‘Carried on the shoulders of a nation’, describing the moment when Team India members carried Tendulkar on their shoulders across the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai following their 2011 World Cup victory, received the maximum number of votes by the fans.
In his sixth appearance in the showpiece event, Tendulkar and the Indian team finally tasted success as they defeated Sri Lanka by six wickets in the final. It was watched live by an estimated 135 million fans across India on April 2, 2011.
Tendulkar, widely regarded as one of the greatest batsmen in the history of cricket, was carried on the shoulders by the Indian team players. He had made a lap of honour in front of raucous cheers, shedding tears of joy after achieving such a momentous victory in his home city.
“And this is a reminder of how powerful sport is and what magic it does to our lives. Even now when I watch that (moment), it has stayed with me,” he said after winning the award.
What is the award about?
The Laureus Sporting Moment Award celebrates the moments that embody the true values of sport and its unique power to change the world for the better.
Tennis players Serena Williams and Roger Federer, swimmer Daniel Dias, golfer Tiger Woods, racer Michael Schumacher among others are the earlier recipient of the award.
The World Cup 2011 moment which earned Sachin Tendulkar the Laureus Award.