Former Indian captain Sachin Tendulkar and South African pacer Allan Donald have been inducted into the International Cricket Council (ICC)’s Hall of Fame and the duo was joined by two-time World Cup-winning Australian woman cricketer Cathryn Fitzpatrick.
“It is an honour to be inducted into the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame, which cherishes the contribution of cricketers over generations. They have all contributed to the growth and popularity of the game and I am happy to have done my bit,” Tendulkar said at the induction ceremony held in London on Sunday night.
“On this occasion, I would like to thank all of those who were by my side over a long international career. My parents, brother Ajit and wife Anjali have been pillars of strength while I was lucky to have someone like coach Ramakant Achrekar as an early guide and mentor,” the maestro said.
Sachin Tendulkar retired in November 2013 and has scored 15,921 runs in Tests and 18,426 in ODIs, both of which remain records.
He is the sixth Indian to be inducted into the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame.