Gautam Gambhir Congratulates Sachin Tendulkar On Being Inducted To Hall Of Fame, Tendulkar Replies

Sachin Tendulkar

India’s batting great Sachin Tendulkar became the sixth Indian cricketer to make it to the International Cricket Council (ICC) Hall of Fame. The former cricketer is arguably the best batsman of this generation, and his statistics are a testimony his achievements.

Gambhir congratulates Sachin on his recent achievement

Sachin Tendulkar made his international debut at the age of 16 years and since then has never looked back. Tendulkar represented India in 200 Tests, 463 ODIs and a lone T20I. The batting great scored 15,921 runs in Test with 51 hundreds, 18,426 runs in ODIs with 49 centuries, taking his tally of centuries to 100 — a world record. The Mumbai-born cricketer had the best moments of his career when he won the ICC World Cup in 2011 in his homeland. Tendulkar also holds the record most runs (673) in one edition of the World Cup.

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Gautam Gambhir. Credit: PTI

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Tendulkar retired from international cricket on November 14 in 2013 and almost six years after his retirement received the best prize. According to the ICC regulations, a player can be inducted into the Hall of Fame 5 years after his/her retirement. Soon after Sachin Tendulkar received the honour, former India cricketer Gautam Gambhir congratulated the legendary cricketer. He also said that Tendulkar deserved the award during his playing days.

“Congratulations on being inducted in the #ICCHallOfFame @sachin_rt paaji. Something I earnestly believe should have happened in your playing days itself. Very well deserved,” Gambhir congratulated Tendulkar.

Sachin Tendulkar was quick to notice Gautam Gambhir’s congratulatory message on Twitter and thanked him for all the kind words. He also added that these words inspire a cricketer to give his full effort on the cricketing field.

“Thanks Gautam. Words like these make it worth the effort,” Sachin Tendulkar replied.

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