Sachin's 2011 World Cup lap named best Laureus sporting moment
On April 2, 2011, Indian skipper MS Dhoni comprehensively owned the Wankhede crowd with his historic six which made India World Champions after 28 years. Although India's most celebrated batsman Sachin Tendulkar might have not performed in the final, he was carried on shoulders by his teammates following the win. This has been voted the Laureus best sporting moment of the period 2000-2020.
The 46-year-old garnered maximum votes
With the backing of Indian fans, Tendulkar received maximum number of votes to come out as winner. Former Australian skipper Steve Waugh handed him the trophy after tennis legend Bros Becker announced the winner at the ceremony. As Tendulkar received the award, he opened up about his journey that emanated with India's 1983 World Cup victory.
Started chasing my dreams when I was 10: Sachin
"My journey started in 1983 when India won the World Cup. I did not understand the significance and just because everybody was celebrating, I also joined the party. Somewhere I knew something special has happened to the country. That's how my journey began," Tendulkar said.
Tendulkar's records are deemed unmatchable
More than six years after his retirement, master blaster Sachin Tendulkar still remains the highest run-scorer in both ODIs (18,426) and Test cricket (15,921). He is the only player to have struck hundred international centuries in international cricket (49 in ODIs, 51 in Tests). In 2014, Tendulkar was conferred with India's highest civilian award Bharat Ratna by the former president Pranab Mukherjee.
Tendulkar retired after playing his record 200th Test
Sachin was given a rather glorious farewell at his home ground Wankhede as he said bid adieu to international cricket in 2013. India won the second Test against West Indies comfortably by an innings and 126 runs with Sachin scoring a 118-ball 74 in the first innings. Following a terrific victory, he delivered an esoteric goodbye speech which left everyone spellbound.