Tendulkar Wins Laureus Sports Awards For 2011 World Cup Victory

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Sachin Tendulkar has won the greatest Laureus Sporting Moment Award in the last 20 years given for India's 2011 World Cup winning moment — when Team India players carried him on their shoulders for a lap of honour.

The moment titled “Carried on the shoulders of a nation” received the maximum number of votes by the fans. He is the first Indian sportsman to win a Laureus Sports Award.

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Tendulkar, in 2011, had finally realised his long-term dream of winning World Cup after MS Dhoni, with a dainty bat-twirl, smacked the last ball to a huge straight six and defeated Sri Lanka by six wickets.

After achieving such a momentous victory, the charged-up crickets rushed to the ground and made a lap of honour

"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," the 46-year-old 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," he said.

Sharing the emotions he felt at that time, 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.

"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."

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