7/19/2019 10:18:28 AM (GMT+3)

Tendulkar, Donald inducted into ICC Hall of Fame

Tendulkar, Donald inducted into ICC Hall of Fame

LONDON: Sachin Tendulkar and Allan Donald were on Thursday inducted into the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame at a ceremony here.

The former India batsman, who retired in November 2013, tallied 15,921 runs in Tests and 18,426 in ODIs, both of which remain records. He is the sixth Indian to be inducted into the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame.

“It’s an honour to be inducted into the Hall of Fame. They have all contributed to the growth and popularity of the game and I am happy to have done my bit,” said Tendulkar.

South Africa’s Donald, known as the ‘White Lightening’, was arguably South Africa’s fastest bowler ever and finished with 330 Test and 272 ODI wickets. He is one of the players credited with South Africa’s success in the game after their return to international cricket in 1991.

“The biggest shock when you open an e-mail like that. It says congratulations Allan Donald, you have been inducted into the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame! It hits you, it hits you quite hard because it is a prestigious award and something that you can’t take lightly,” said Donald.

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