Sachin lifted on shoulders 2011 World Cup glory moment wins Laureus award
Indian cricket fans fondly remember the unforgettable moment after India beat Sri Lanka to lift the 2011 ODI World Cup trophy. Sachin Tendulkar was carried on the shoulders of his teammates after their World Cup triumph at home in the year 2011 and that particular moment was voted the Laureus best sporting moment in the last 20 years.
With Indian cricket fans’ support, Sachin Tendulkar got the maximum number of votes to win the award on Monday. It is worth mentioning here that Sachin Tendulkar who was playing in his sixth and last World Cup, eventually realised his long dream when captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni smashed Sri Lankan pacer Nuwan Kulasekara out of the park for a winning six as India lifted the World Cup after 28 years.
The elated Indian cricketers rushed to the ground and soon they carried Sachin Tendulkar on their shoulders and made a lap of honour and fans still get goosebumps thinking about this special moment. Former Australian captain Steve Waugh handed the trophy to legendary Sachin Tendulkar after tennis legend Boris Becker announced the winner at a ceremony.
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“It’s incredible. The feeling of winning the world cup was beyond what words can express. How many times you get an event happening where there are no mixed opinions. Very rarely the entire country celebrates,” Sachin Tendulkar said after receiving the trophy.
“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.”
“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 has happened to the country and I wanted to experience it one day and 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.”