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    Sachin Tendulkar wins Laureus Sporting Moment of last two decades

    Sachin is in Germany to attend the award function. Chances are he might be getting an award.

    Anyway, even being nominated and representing th game of cricket at world's biggest and most prestigious sports award function is a great thing for all of us cricket fans.

    Well done Sachin.

    The moment after India’s triumph in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2011, when Sachin Tendulkar was hoisted on the shoulders of his team-mates and paraded around the Wankhede Stadium, has been voted the Laureus Sporting Moment of the last 20 years.

    Tendulkar was in Berlin for the awards ceremony on Monday, 17 February, and received the trophy from former Australia captain Steve Waugh, after Tennis legend Boris Becker made the announcement. The award, for the period between 2000 to 2020, celebrates "moments from the past two decades where sport has unified people in the most extraordinary way."

    "It's incredible," Tendulkar said after receiving the award. "The feeling of winning the World Cup was beyond what words can express. How many times [can] you get an event happening where there are no mixed opinions? Very rarely the entire country celebrates," Tendulkar said. "And this is a reminder of how powerful a sport is, and what magic it does to our lives. Even now when I watch that it has stayed with me."

    It was Tendulkar’s sixth and final World Cup appearance, and a long-held dream was realised when MS Dhoni hit Sri Lanka’s Nuwan Kulasekara down the ground for the match-winning six.

    Asked to relive his journey to the World Cup, Tendulkar said: "My journey started in 1983 when I was 10 years old. India had won the World Cup. I did not understand the significance, and just because everybody was celebrating, I also joined the party.

    "But somewhere, I knew something special had happened to the country, and I wanted to experience it one day. That's how my journey began. It was the proudest moment of my life, holding that trophy which I chased for 22 years, but I never lost hope. I was merely lifting that trophy on behalf of my countrymen."

    https://www.icc-cricket.com/news/1614072
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    Sachin Tendulkar in contention for Laureus Sporting Moment of last two decades

    Batting legend Sachin Tendulkar has been shortlisted as one of the 20 contenders for the greatest Laureus Sporting Moment 2000-2020 Award.

    The moment is titled Carried On the Shoulders Of A Nation, a reference to the Indian cricket team’s 2011 World Cup triumph.

    In his sixth attempt at the World Cup nearly nine years ago, Tendulkar became a part of a victorious team.

    Carried on the shoulders of the Indian team, Tendulkar made a lap of honour, shedding tears of joy after the victory was sealed in his home city Mumbai.

    Former Australia captain Steve Waugh, who is a member of the Laureus Academy, described Tendulkar’s nomination as a fantastic moment for cricket.

    “It is fantastic for our sport. It is very hard to get nominated for Laureus. It was a remarkable achievement (2011) and Indian cricket is doing fantastic,” Waugh told PTI.

    “I remember when we won the Laureus Sports Team of the Year (2002). It was a great moment for Australian cricket.”

    The foundation has launched the Laureus Sporting Moment 2000–2020 public vote, which gives fans opportunity to choose one of the winners of the prestigious Laureus World Sports Awards.

    In Berlin on February 17, the 20th anniversary Laureus World Sports Awards will honour the greatest sporting triumphs of 2019, celebrate the power of sport in transforming the lives of young people around the world and, through this campaign, award the greatest Laureus Sporting Moment of the last 20 years.

    The Laureus Sporting Moment Award celebrates the moments where sport has unified people in the most extraordinary way.

    This campaign shortlists 20 sporting stories from the last 20 years that have left their mark on the world.

    The Laureus Sporting Moment 2000–2020 public vote will celebrate the transformational power of sport and reinforce Laureus’ 20th anniversary message -- ‘Sport Unites Us’.

    With three knock-out rounds, the top-20 moments will be whittled down to 10 and then five, with the top-five moments going head-to-head, with one moment ultimately crowned the winner of Laureus Sporting Moment 2000-2020.

    The voting takes place between January 10 and February 16, with the winner being announced during the Laureus World Sports Awards Show on February 17 in Berlin.

    https://www.hindustantimes.com/crick...MhcNshogN.html


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    Good recognition for Cricket. SRT was the most popular Cricketer during his playing days.

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    It will be well deserved. A great player and a great role model.

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    Well deserved if he gets it.

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    Moving speech bh Sachin. Laureus has always been cold to Cricket. Tk see one of our guys in the stage getting the honour is a moment of immense pride for all cricket fans and not just Indians.

    Well donr Sachin.

    Love you Paaji.

    : sachin

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    Quote Originally Posted by freelance_cricketer View Post
    Moving speech bh Sachin. Laureus has always been cold to Cricket. Tk see one of our guys in the stage getting the honour is a moment of immense pride for all cricket fans and not just Indians.

    Well donr Sachin.

    Love you Paaji.

    : sachin
    Becker announced Tendulkar's name and Waugh Sr handed him over the prize.

    Great scenes...

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    Congratulations Sachin R Tendulkar!

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    The moment


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    Quote Originally Posted by freelance_cricketer View Post
    The moment

    Bhaijaan Khushi ke aasoo😭.

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    well deserved !! greatest cricketer ever

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    Lol this had to have been a fan vote where the Indian population took over. No way this was the sporting moment across all sports.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gotham Cronie View Post
    Lol this had to have been a fan vote where the Indian population took over. No way this was the sporting moment across all sports.
    I know where you're coming from my brother.

    Not a moment to gloat as an Indian fan. For me the most significant thing in this is the fact that the game of Cricket which has historically not enjoyed the same level of importance in Laureus awards over the years as Football, Lawn Tennis and Basketball finally had a moment.

    Steve Waugh being at the podium means literally as much as a cricket fan.

    Given the bias against Cricket, it probably had to take something of this sort to get some recognition.

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    Let us put it this way. He probably deserved a Laureus as an active player like 20-25 years ago.

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    Let's be frank about this.

    The Laureus Awards are a bit of a joke. They are chosen by the Laureus Academy, which consists of a number of elderly ex-sportsmen (like Bobby Charlton!) and.....Kapil Dev and Rahul Dravid.

    I very much doubt that Nadia Comaneci and Franz Klammer and Dan Marino have even heard of Sachin Tendulkar. Yet they allegedly elected him to this award.

    But what do you expect? It's such an idiosyncratic and flawed system of nominations and "votes" that you just can't take it seriously.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Junaids View Post
    Let's be frank about this.

    The Laureus Awards are a bit of a joke. They are chosen by the Laureus Academy, which consists of a number of elderly ex-sportsmen (like Bobby Charlton!) and...…..Kapil Dev and Rahul Dravid.
    And

    Viv Richards

    Ian Botham

    Steve Waugh

    Michael Johnson

    Yao Ming

    Ruud Gullit

    Cafu

    Boris Becker

    Many more ...

    Great line up of players as academy members even if some one doesn't like nominations.


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    I am the only one who has no idea what Laureus Sporting Moment or what's the big deal is cause frankly I have never heard of it
    But no shade on ST tho, man's a legend and he deserves every award he gets

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    Never pick the winner by an online poll. India are always going to win by that measure.


    John 3:16

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    The 1999 standing ovation by the Chennai crowed to the Pakistan team was a Laurius moment, probably bigger than this

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buffet View Post
    And

    Viv Richards

    Ian Botham

    Steve Waugh

    Michael Johnson

    Yao Ming

    Ruud Gullit

    Cafu

    Boris Becker

    Many more ...

    Great line up of players as academy members even if some one doesn't like nominations.
    Sadly that's the problem and the reason why these awards have never taken off.

    The chances that Cafu or Franz Klammer have ever watched one second of cricket in their lives are precisely zero. Or Dan Marino.

    Sport has never become truly globalized.

    Football is the "World Game", but the only reason that more football World Cup attendees come from the USA than any other nation is because they all wear green shirts and sombreros!

    If you want a multi-sports event that recognizes cricket then you probably can't find anything better than the BBC's Sports Personality of the Year. Frankly, nothing else is ever going to cover cricket as well - and even SPOTY is clearly biased towards exploits on British soil.

    Ben Stokes was SPOTY this year, which accurately reflects his outrageous achievement in producing 2 Botham Headingley 1981 performances within a month, one to win a World Cup Final and one to level The Ashes.

    I don't pretend that Stokes is as great a cricketer as Kapil Dev or any of the other great all-rounders of the last 50 years - I don't even think he's as good as Clive Rice was.

    But I'm 50 years old. And yes, Ben Stokes two performances last year at Lords and Headingley are the greatest pair of cricket performances of my lifetime. You could argue Lara's 375 and 400 not out, but they weren't produced the same summer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Junaids View Post
    Sadly that's the problem and the reason why these awards have never taken off.

    The chances that Cafu or Franz Klammer have ever watched one second of cricket in their lives are precisely zero. Or Dan Marino.

    Sport has never become truly globalized.

    Football is the "World Game", but the only reason that more football World Cup attendees come from the USA than any other nation is because they all wear green shirts and sombreros!

    If you want a multi-sports event that recognizes cricket then you probably can't find anything better than the BBC's Sports Personality of the Year. Frankly, nothing else is ever going to cover cricket as well - and even SPOTY is clearly biased towards exploits on British soil.

    Ben Stokes was SPOTY this year, which accurately reflects his outrageous achievement in producing 2 Botham Headingley 1981 performances within a month, one to win a World Cup Final and one to level The Ashes.

    I don't pretend that Stokes is as great a cricketer as Kapil Dev or any of the other great all-rounders of the last 50 years - I don't even think he's as good as Clive Rice was.

    But I'm 50 years old. And yes, Ben Stokes two performances last year at Lords and Headingley are the greatest pair of cricket performances of my lifetime. You could argue Lara's 375 and 400 not out, but they weren't produced the same summer.
    Some one can like it or dislike it, but a bunch of sportsmen nominated few candidates. Indians outnumber everyone except chinese and they voted in big numbers for SRT.

    There is no need to see anything more here. I was trying to point out that academy members were lot more than one-two Indian names you mentioned in your post.


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    Causing the usual upset to a few posters.

    Congrats Goddy.


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