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Tendulkar Cricketer of Year

2011-04-13 14:51

London - Sachin Tendulkar has been named Wisden's Cricketer of the Year for 2010, crowning a golden month for "the little master" which also saw him play a starring role in India's World Cup triumph.

Tendulkar's honour from the cricketing bible means India has won the accolade three years running following the back-to-back awards for Virender Sehwag in each of the previous two years.

It follows another prolific run-scoring year for the 37-year-old, who rattled off more than 1 500 Test runs including seven Test hundreds, including a record 50th overall, in 2010.

Tendulkar is also on the brink of hitting 100 one-day international centuries, currently on 99. He also became the first player to hit a double-century in a one-day international.

"Wisden acknowledges his greatness by naming him as the Leading Cricketer in the World for 2010," Tendulkar's citation in Wisden read.

Tendulkar's batting also saw him earn a spot in Wisden's 2010 Test XI, along with Sehwag and Bangladesh's Tamim Iqbal.

Other players to feature in the world XI were England off-spinner Graeme Swann and fast bowler James Anderson.

However for the first time, no Australian has been included in the all-star line-up.

AFP

Comments
  • Licikityspit - 2011-04-13 15:31

    Well deserved and well done!

  • Vinod - 2011-04-13 16:06

    not 100 one day int centuries but 100 international centuries (test and odis)!!!!

  • Vinod - 2011-04-13 16:06

    not 100 one day int centuries but 100 international centuries (test and odis)!!!!

  • Vinod - 2011-04-13 16:07

    not 100 one day int centuries but 100 international centuries (test and odis)!!!!

  • Green Oaks - 2011-04-13 16:21

    Can't agree more !!!

  • Zee - 2011-04-13 16:22

    The cricketer of all time in my books - and what a humble person he is too. Well deserved Sachin!

  • John Seloa - 2011-04-13 16:36

    I thought Greame "Plonker Choker" Smith deserved the accolade.

  • FunkyPow - 2011-04-13 23:23

    The greatest batsman in all conditions of all time! Kallis still the greatest all rounder of all time. Bradman played in an error where the bowlers showed to much respect and never had technology to work out player weaknesses, also there was not such a heavy workload in terms of fixtures, so more time to mentally prepare. Tendulkar will play for another 4 years so he can defend the world cup he is in the form of his life and physically still fit enough to play. A true Soldier of the game!

  • FunkyPow - 2011-04-13 23:23

    The greatest batsman in all conditions of all time! Kallis still the greatest all rounder of all time. Bradman played in an error where the bowlers showed to much respect and never had technology to work out player weaknesses, also there was not such a heavy workload in terms of fixtures, so more time to mentally prepare. Tendulkar will play for another 4 years so he can defend the world cup he is in the form of his life and physically still fit enough to play. A true Soldier of the game!

  • Sipho - 2011-04-14 13:43

    Biff - this is how you play and prosper. Stay in India and learn from a true leader, u tit

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