Indian cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar on Tuesday won the Laureus Sporting Moment 2000-2020 Award. Sachin was being carried on shoulders by his teammates including current skipper Virat Kohli after India’s historic win over Sri Lanka in the 2011 World Cup final was nominated for the best sporting moment category. This joyful moment was titled as ‘Carried On the Shoulders of A Nation.’Playing his sixth and final World Cup, Sachin’s of lofting the World Cup was fulfilled as the whole nation celebrated the triumph along with the legend.
Sachin’s moment of glory beat nineteen other nominations to claim the prestigious award. MS Dhoni-led India brought an end to a 28-yearlong wait for the country’s second World Cup crown after they defeated Sri Lanka by six wickets in a blockbuster final at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.
Gautam Gambhir banged 97 runs off 122 balls while skipper Dhoni scored an unbeaten 91 as India chased down the target of 275 runs with ten balls to spare in the final to lift the trophy. Indian team players carried Sachin on their shoulders across the Wankhede Stadium after the final as the crowd cheered on for this success..