Sachin Tendulkar Wins Laureus Sporting Moment Award for India’s 2011 World Cup Victory

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The moment of India’s victory in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2011, in Mumbai when Sachin Tendulkar was lifted on the shoulders of his teammates and taken on a run around the stadium as been voted the Laureus Sporting Moment of the last 20 years. Tendulkar had been in Berlin, Germany for the awards ceremony on 17th February. 
The award was given by the former captain of the Australian cricket team Steve Waugh, while the announcement was made by Tennis legend Boris Becker. The honor aims to celebrate the moments in sports of the past two decades which unified people, “in the most extraordinary way,” in the period between 2000 to 2020. 
Sachin Tendulkar upon receiving the award said, “It’s incredible” and added that the feeling of winning the world cup had been beyond anything words can express. He further said, “How many times [can] you get an event happening where there are no mixed opinions? Very rarely the entire country celebrates.” Tendulkar in his speech commented that the magic of sports in our life is this and “even now when I watch that it has stayed with me.” 
The victory was the sixth and final world cup played by Tendulkar, as his life-long dream was realized after Mahendra Singh Dhoni hit his matching winning six. When asked to relive his journey to the World Cup, he 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.”

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