ICC recognizes the achievement of legend Sachin Tendulkar, and therefore he has been inducted into the Hall of Fame alongside the South African pace legend Allan Donald.
Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar has been inducted in the ICC Hall of Fame. He has now become the 6th Indian to have this honour. Rahul Dravid was the previous Indian to be inducted in the list in 2018. He was presented with the HoF cap by Sunil Gavaskar.
Along with Sachin Tendulkar, South African pace legend Allan Donald and World Cup-winning Australian woman cricketer Cathryn Fitzpatrick has also been inducted into ICC Hall of Fame.
Sachin expressed his happiness and pride for being awarded this honour at the induction ceremony that was held on Thursday.
Sachin popularly called as the master blaster, and God of the Indian cricket team has 34,357 runs across all the formats. He also holds the record of being the only batsman to score hundred international hundreds under his belt.
Highest run-scorer in the history of Test cricket ✅
Highest run-scorer in the history of ODI cricket ✅
Scorer of 100 international centuries 💯
— ICC (@ICC) July 18, 2019
Sachin is regarded as the greatest player of the Indian cricket and remains the top run maker in both ODIs and Tests format.
The ICC has certain criteria ascertained for the cricketers to be honoured in the Hall of Fame. The most important criteria are that a player must have completed five years from the span of his retirement. A player then only becomes eligible to be inducted in the elite club.
Sachin Tendulkar is the 6th Indian cricketer who has received this honour. Other Indians who have been inducted into ICC Hall of Fare are Bishan Singh Bedi (2009), Sunil Gavaskar (2009), Kapil Dev (2009), Anil Kumble (2015), Rahul Dravid (2018).
Sachin said that it is a huge honour for him, and he expressed his gratitude to all his fans for supporting him in every situation. His fans are also excited over his accomplishment and they congratulated him for this huge honour.