A burghal best auberge in Mumbai got decked up on Friday black as Tendulkar, accompanied by wife Anjali, fabricated a birr to the accident that began with the highlights of the year 2009 - back India accomplished the cachet of the World's No. 1 Test team.
"When we accomplished the No. 1 rank, there were those who anticipation we'd lose the acme afterwards 30 or 40 days. It's added than a year now and we're still at the top and that's been a abundant accomplishment on allotment of the accomplished team," he said.
While he spoke, teammates Rahul Dravid - appropriate accolade for 200 Test catches and Virender Sehwag - pocketing the Batsman of the Year award, watched from the audience. Memories of the 2008 Test alternation win over Australia, the 2009 alternation wins over England, Fresh Zealand and South Africa and the ascent abnormality of cricket's fresh apple adjustment in the game's oldest architecture - the recordings of which were apparent on behemothic screens - fabricated the evening.
Tendulkar, the Cricketer of the Year, additionally absolved abroad with the Test Cricketer of the Year accolade - an honour that accent his amazing addition to the bold in the aftermost three years.
He batten of injuries, the comeback, drillmaster Gary Kirsten's contribution, what it acquainted like to accomplish 50 Test centuries and larboard the date with a swear of a 16-year-old that there is still a lot added of Sachin advancing our way. "It is the alone affair I've accepted in my activity (cricket). So, it feels abundant to accept accomplished whatever I accept through the game," he said, the abasement in his accent intact.
He accustomed a appropriate accolade for his 50th Test hundred - a almanac of such consequence that it still continues to leave the cricketing apple spellbound.
Sachin gave a lot of acclaim to India drillmaster Gary Kirsten for India's batting in the aftermost brace of years alike as he spelt out a lot of added names who had contributed at assorted stages of his career.
India captain MS Dhoni and off-spinner Harbhajan Singh - both couldn't accomplish it to the accident - absolved abroad with the ODI Cricketer of the Year accolade and Bowler of the Year accolade respectively. Young India bowler Jaidev Unadkat, meanwhile, took home the Junior Cricketer of the Year award, accustomed on his account by his father.
Lifetime Accolade for Jimmy
Former India all-rounder and man-of-the-match in the 1983 Apple Cup semifinal and final, Mohinder Amarnath, was felicitated with the Castrol Lifetime Achievement award.
Amarnath accustomed the accolade at the easily of above assistant Sunil Gavaskar and both the above greats spent their allotment of time on the date reminiscing their years in the '60s, '70s and '80s during which they played with and adjoin anniversary added in academy tournaments, capital candid and assuredly the Indian team.
Amarnath remembered his father, Lala Amarnath, and his apprenticeship that helped brainwash in him the cricketing discipline. "Whatever I accomplished as a cricketer is because of him," he said.
Later, both Gavaskar and Amarnath acquainted that the present Indian aggregation is one of the best anytime and had all the affairs to accompany the 2011 Apple Cup home.