Indian batting legend Sachin Tendulkar has been inducted into the International Cricket Council's Hall of Fame alongside South African pace legend Allan Donald. Joining Tendulkar and Donald in the Hall of Fame was two-time World Cup-winning Australian woman cricketer Cathryn Fitzpatrick.
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The term 'legend' doesn't do him justice. @sachin_rt is the latest inductee into the ICC Hall Of Fame.#ICCHallOfFame pic.twitter.com/AlXXlTP0g7
"It's a huge honour for me," Tendulkar said at the induction ceremony held here on Sunday night.Other Indians on the list are Bishan Singh Bedi (2009), Sunil Gavaskar (2009), Kapil Dev (2009), Anil Kumble (2015), Rahul Dravid (2018) - figures inside brackets indicate the year of induction.
The 46-year-old former right-hand batsman is regarded as the one of the greatest to have ever played the game along with Sir Donald Bradman and remains the top run-accumulator in both Tests and ODIs.
The 52-year-old South African pacer Alan Donald is one of the finest bowlers to have played the game and has 330 Test and 272 ODI wickets to his credit. He retired from International cricket in 2003.