The legendary status of Sachin Tendulkar got cemented after an ICC Hall Of Fame induction where Allan Donald and Cathryn Fitzpatrick were honoured with the same. Tendulkar became the sixth Indian to be inducted after Sunil Gavaskar, Bishan Singh Bedi, Kapil Dev, Anil Kumble, and Rahul Dravid.
After being the household name especially in Indian cricket for two decades, the player holds a vast range of records and is currently the leading run-scorer in both ODIs and tests.
The prolific run-scorer burst into the scene as a tender 16-year old before calling it a day 24 years later. Tendulkar sent in a tweet thanking his friends, family and the fans for all their contributions. The former Indian skipper also congratulated the names that were inducted alongside him. Check out the tweet below:
“Humbled and happy to be inducted into the #ICCHallOfFame. A lot of people have contributed towards helping me become who I am today. A big thank you to my family, friends & fans across the globe for the love & support,”
Humbled and happy to be inducted into the #ICCHallOfFame.
A lot of people have contributed towards helping me become who I am today.
A big thank you to my family, friends & fans across the globe for the love & support.
Congratulations to Cathryn Fitzpatrick & @AllanDonald33. https://t.co/F0o7W6TJP5
— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) July 19, 2019
Former South Africa fast bowler Allan Donald revealed his surprise when he learnt of his induction. He said:
“The biggest shock when you open an e-mail like that — it says congratulations Allan Donald, you have been inducted in the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame! It hits you, it hits you quite hard because it is a prestigious award and something that you can’t take lightly. I thank the ICC for the huge honour”.