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Sachin Tendulkar Wisden's leading cricketer for 2010

Sachin Tendulkar became the seventh recipient of the Wisden award after teammate Virender Sehwag, Australians Ricky Ponting and Shane Warne, England's Andrew Flintoff, Sri Lanka's Muttiah Muralitharan and South African Jacques Kallis. HT reports. Master's milestones

cricket Updated: Apr 14, 2011 02:40 IST
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Wisden, regarded as the Bible of cricket, has named Indian batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar, 37, the leading cricketer in the world for 2010.

The iconic batsman became the seventh recipient of the Wisden award after teammate Virender Sehwag, Australians Ricky Ponting and Shane Warne, England's Andrew Flintoff, Sri Lanka's Muttiah Muralitharan and South African Jacques Kallis.

The 148th edition of Wisden Cricketers' Almanack was launched on Wednesday and it was the first time Tendulkar won the award since it started in 2004. In 2007, Wisden had identified Tendulkar as the player to have won such an award for 1998 - had it been instituted then.

Tendulkar, who realised a long-cherished dream when India won the World Cup earlier this month, was also named in Wisden's 2009 Test XI, at his accustomed number four position.

He scored more than 1,500 Test runs, including seven centuries, in 2010.http://www.hindustantimes.com/images/HTPopups/140411/14_04_pg01bNEW.jpg

In February, he became the first in world cricket to score a double hundred in one-dayers and in December, the first man to score 50 Test tons, both landmarks achieved against the best pace attack - South Africa.