In a memorable moment for cricketing fans around the globe, Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar won the ‘Sporting Moment 2000-2020’ Award at the 2020 Laureus Awards held in Berlin, Germany. The moment was titled ‘Carried on the Shoulders of a Nation’ and was among the five contenders for the greatest sporting moment from the year 2000 to 2020. It celebrated Team India’s glorious 2011 ICC World Cup triumph at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.
The victory was of great significance for the whole nation as well as Sachin. After years of hard work, Sachin finally laid his hands on the World Cup trophy in his sixth attempt. After the win, the whole Indian team paraded Sachin around the stadium in a moment which has been etched in sporting history forever.
After the victory, Sachin delivered an incredible speech, paying tribute to athletes all around the globe for inspiring generations to come. He said:
“Today sitting in this room with so many great athletes, some of them did not have everything but they made the best of everything they had. They went on to become champion athletes. I thank them for inspiring youngsters to pick a sport of their choice and chase their dreams. Today, I feel this trophy belongs to all of us for having inspired youngsters, it’s not just about me.”
The cricketing fraternity celebrated Sachin’s latest achievement with great pomp. Many of them took to their social media accounts, to congratulate the Master Blaster. Here we take a look at a few of them:
— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) February 18, 2020
Even the Boss had to wait 6 @cricketworldcup s to be lifted by his team mates. Perseverance pays. Well done champ on the award @sachin_rt #Laureus20 #LaureusForSRT #SachinTendulkar pic.twitter.com/7jeUZAWaRq
— Ravi Shastri (@RaviShastriOfc) February 18, 2020
It is one of the greatest moments of Indian cricket. Not surprised that victory lap of 2011 world cup is judged as sporting moment by #Laureus. Congratulations @sachin_rt paaji! #SachinTendulkar #Laureus20 #LaureusAwards pic.twitter.com/ELi40z21Ix
— R P Singh रुद्र प्रताप सिंह (@rpsingh) February 18, 2020
— Kuldeep yadav (@imkuldeep18) February 18, 2020
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) February 18, 2020
— K L Rahul (@klrahul11) February 18, 2020
Congratulations! One more prestigious trophy added to @sachin_rt illustrious trophy cabinet! 🏆
Paltan, your votes and love has made ‘Carried on the shoulders of a nation’ win the @LaureusSport Sporting Moment 2000-2020 💙#OneFamily #CricketMeriJaan #MumbaiIndians #Laureus20 pic.twitter.com/BxXenLz4i0
— Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) February 18, 2020
Many many congratulations to you for winning Laureus Sporting Moment Award, @sachin_rt. You've made all the Indians 🇮🇳 proud once again!
So happy for you Master! 😊#SportUnitesUs #Laureus20 https://t.co/GmQxQsfjR3
— VINOD KAMBLI (@vinodkambli349) February 18, 2020
Tendulkar being carried by his teammates after wc win is one of the greatest moment of Indian cricket and Laureus awards it as the Best Sporting Moment of the last 20 years. Congratulations Paaji @sachin_rt #respect pic.twitter.com/hlfD0qGz8m
— Wasim Jaffer (@WasimJaffer14) February 18, 2020