India’s batting legend Sachin Tendulkar was inducted into the ICC’s Hall of Fame, along with South African fast-bowling legend Allan Donald and Australian women cricketer who won the World Cup twice, Cathryn Fitzpatrick.

The Master Blaster became the sixth Indian to bestow this honor and join along with the other bigwigs who are Sunil Gavaskar, Bishan Singh Bedi, Kapil Dev, Anil Kumble, and Rahul Dravid.

Sachin on his induction ceremony said,” It is an honor to be inducted into the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame, which cherishes the contribution of cricketers over generations. They have all contributed to the growth and popularity of the game and I am happy to have done my bit.”

He also thanked his family and coach who has been a great support in his journey of cricket for almost two and a half decades.

“On this occasion, I would like to thank all those who were by my side over a long international career. My parents, brother Ajith, wife Anjali have been pillars of strength while I was lucky to have someone like coach Ramakant Achrekar as an early guide and mentor”, he added.