Cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar, Alan Donald and Cathryn Fitzpatrick inducted into the ICC Hall of Fame - See Latest
Cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar, Alan Donald and Cathryn Fitzpatrick inducted into the ICC Hall of Fame

Highlights:

  1. Sachin Tendulkar is the latest entrant on the ICC Hall of Fame.
  2. Rahul Dravid was the previous Indian to be inducted on the list in 2018.
  3. There are more English players in the Hall of Fame than players from other countries.
 
          Indian cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar has been inducted into the International Cricket Council's Hall of Fame alongside South African pace legend Allan Donald in a ceremony held on Thursday (July 19). Also, joining Sachin Tendulkar and Allan Donald in the Hall of Fame was two-time World Cup-winning Australian woman cricketer Cathryn Fitzpatrick.


 
The 46-year-old former right-hand batsman "Master Blaster" Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar is regarded as the greatest of all time to have played the game along with Sir Donald Bradman and remains the top-run scorer in both Tests and ODIs. Sachin Tendulkar holds the record of most Test and One-Day International runs as well as the most centuries in both formats and is the only cricketer in the history of the game to make 100 international centuries became the sixth Indian batsman to be awarded with this honour. He has 34,357 runs across formats. Tendulkar, who retired in November 2013, scored 15,921 runs in Tests and 18,426 in ODIs, both of which remain records. He is the sixth Indian to be inducted into the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame.


South African great Allan Donald is one of the finest bowlers to have played the game and had 330 Test and 272 ODI wickets to his name before calling it an exit from his team in 2003.


Australian Cathryn Fitzpatrick is the second highest wicket-taker of all time in women's cricket with 180 ODI wickets and 60 in Tests. As a coach, she guided the Australian women's team to three World Cup titles.


Other Indians on the list are Bishan Singh Bedi (2009), Sunil Gavaskar (2009), Kapil Dev (2009), Anil Kumble (2015), Rahul Dravid (2018).


Many cricketers from all over the world congratulated the former cricket legend on his induction into the ICC Hall of Fame included Former Sri Lanka captain Mahela Jaywardena, who congratulates 'The Little Master' for achieving this feat.