Sachin Tendulkar poses after winning the Laureus Best Sporting Moment award for "Carried on the shoulders of a nation" during the Laureus World Sports Awards 2020 in Berlin.(REUTERS)
Sachin Tendulkar poses after winning the Laureus Best Sporting Moment award for "Carried on the shoulders of a nation" during the Laureus World Sports Awards 2020 in Berlin.(REUTERS)

‘Dedicate Laureus award to India’: Sachin Tendulkar’s tweet wins hearts

Reacting after receiving the Laureus best sporting moment in the last 20 years, Sachin Tendulkar thanked all his well wishers across the globe for supporting him in thick and thin.
By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 18, 2020 01:05 PM IST

Legendary India cricketer Sachin Tendulkar on Tuesday dedicated his Laureus sport award to India, his teammates and his fans across the globe. Sachin Tendulkar being carried on the shoulders of his teammates after India’s World Cup triumph at home in 2011 received the maximum number of votes to emerge as the winner of the Laureus best sporting moment in the last 20 years.

Reacting after receiving the honour, Tendulkar thanked all his well wishers across the globe for supporting him through thick and thin.

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“Thank you all for the overwhelming love and support! I dedicate this award to India, all my teammates, fans and well wishers in India and across the world who have always supported Indian cricket,” tweeted Tendulkar.

 

Former Australian skipper Steve Waugh handed the trophy to Tendulkar after tennis legend Bros Becker announced the winner at a glittering ceremony.

“It’s incredible. The feeling of winning the world cup was beyond what words can express. How many times you get an event happening where there are no mixed opinions. Very rarely the entire country celebrates,” Tendulkar said after receiving the trophy.

“And this is a reminder of how powerful a sport is and what magic it does to our lives. Even now when I watch that it has stayed with me.”Becker then asked Tendulkar to share the emotions he felt at that time and the Indian legend put in perspective how important it was for him to hold that trophy.

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“My journey started in 1983 when I was 10 years old. India had won the World Cup. I did not understand the significance and just because everybody was celebrating, I also joined the party.

“But somewhere I knew something special has happened to the country and I wanted to experience it one day and that’s how my journey began.

“It was the proudest moment of my life, holding that trophy which I chased for 22 years but I never lost hope. I was merely lifting that trophy on behalf of my countrymen.”The 46-year-old Tendulkar, the highest run-getter in the cricket world, said holding the Laureus trophy has also given him great honour.

He also shared the impact the revolutionary South African leader Nelson Mandela had on him. Tendulkar met him when he was just 19 years old.

“His hardship did not affect his leadership. Out of many messages he left, the most important I felt was that sport has got the power to unite everyone.

“Today sitting in this room with so many athletes, some of them did not have everything but they made the best of everything they had. I thank them for inspiring youngsters to pick a sport of their choice and chase their dreams. This trophy belongs to all of us, it’s not just about me.”

(With PTI inputs)

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