Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar has been inducted into the International Cricket Council (ICC) Hall of Fame. This was confirmed by the governing body of world cricket on their official Twitter handle.
The Little Master was not the only one who was inducted. Joining him was former South African fast bowling legend Allan Donald and Australia's two-time World Cup-winning women's cricketer Cathryn Fitzpatrick.
Meanwhile, Sachin at the induction ceremony said that it was a huge honour for him.
As soon as the news of Sachin's induction into ICC's Hall of Fame broke, the batting maestro's former Indian team-mate Gautam Gambhir came forward to congratulate the legendary cricketer. Gambhir took to Twitter and wrote that it was something which he earnestly believed should have happened in Tendulkar's playing days itself and called it as very well deserved.
Read Gambhir's tweet here:
However, what Gambhir says about Sachin being inducted in his playing days isn't technically possible as the ICC's rule state that a player should have played their last international match 5 years earlier in order to be inducted.
Even the netizens came forward to appreciate the Master Blaster.