Indian batting icon and Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar has been inducted into the International Cricket Council's Hall of Fame. Speaking at the induction ceremony held in London on Sunday night, the 46-year-old former right-hand batsman said that it is a huge honour for him. Regarded as the greatest to have played the game, Little Master Tendulkar remains the top run-accumulator in both Tests and ODIs.
He was the part of the Indian team which won the 2011 Cricket World Cup, which was his sixth world cup appearance. In 2010, Tendulkar’s name was among the 100 “Most Influential People in the World” in Time Magazine. An Arjuna Awardee (1994), a Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Awardee (1997), Padma Shri recipient (1999) and Padma Vibhushan recipient (2008), Sachin Tendulkar played his last match on November 16, 2013.
The cricketing community came together to congratulate the Master Blaster for his achievement.
Suresh Raina said 'Class is permanent.'
Former Indian spinner Pragyan Ojha congratulated 'paaji.'
Cricketer turned parliamentarian, Gautam Gambhir congratulated Tendulkar and said he should have been inducted to the Hall of fame while he was playing.
Young lad Rahul Sharma also extended congratulations.
Veteran Zimbabwe cricketer Brendan Taylor said that the induction should have been done back in 1996 and called the Master Blaster a legend.