Sachin Tendulkar’s victory lap on the shoulders of his teammates after India won the 2011 World Cup was voted the Laureus best sporting moment in the last 20 years.
Thanks to the love and support of the Indian fans, Sachin Tendulkar’s moment received enough votes to be declared victorious on Monday. Tendulkar was participating in his sixth World Cup and when MS Dhoni hit Nuwan Kulasekara for a six to win the match and make India champions; the team rushed onto the field to celebrate and they lifted Tendulkar on their shoulders and made a lap of honor, a moment etched in the minds of the fans.
"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. 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," Tendulkar said after receiving the trophy.
The Indian cricket fraternity was elated with Sachin Tendulkar’s 2011 World Cup moment winning the Laureus Sporting award and celebrated and congratulated the great batsman on Twitter.
Here are some of the tweets: