SACHIN TENDULKAR HONOURED WITH LIFE MEMBERSHIP OF THE SYDNEY CRICKET GROUND

28/02/12 Category: Events, News Posted by:

NSW Premier Barry O’Farrell today presented Indian cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar with honorary life membership of the Sydney Cricket Ground – the first overseas player to receive such an honour.

“Sachin is one of the greatest cricketers ever and it’s only appropriate we honour him with life membership at one of the world’s greatest cricket grounds,” Mr O’Farrell said.

“Renowned for his sportsmanship and deference to the history of the game, it is my absolute pleasure to present Sachin Tendulkar with this honour,” he said.

“The batting legend has said the SCG is his favourite ground outside of India – and it’s no wonder when you look at his record at this ground.

“Sachin has provided crowds with wonderful memories at the SCG. He averages an amazing 157 in tests, headed by his magnificent unbeaten double century in 2004 New Year’s Test.

“Always a crowd favourite, Sachin has often received support akin to Australian legends of the game.

“Many in the crowd today will be willing him towards his much-vaunted hundredth hundred. Regardless of how many runs today, I’m certain the Sydney crowd will pay appropriate tribute to this legend of the game in what is almost certain to be his last match at the SCG,” Mr O’Farrell said.

SCG Trust Chairman Rodney Cavalier said the Honorary Membership was in recognition of Tendulkar’s immense contribution to cricket at the SCG.

“The Trust does not award Honorary Memberships lightly. Sachin is the first overseas player in any sport, and only the second cricketer, to be handed the honour,” Mr Cavalier said.

“Cricket fans have been treated to many splendid innings by Sachin at the SCG, including his innings of 241 in 2004 where he shared a magnificent partnership of 353 with VVS Laxman.

“Sachin has also conducted himself with grace and dignity throughout his career. I’m sure all Members and cricket fans would welcome him back to the SCG at any time.”

TEST CAREER AT THE SYDNEY CRICKET GROUND
Debut: 1991-92

M   Inn NO   Runs   50 100   Avrge      Ct   Balls    Mdns Runs Wkts Avrge
5     9     4      785    2    3      157.00    7     126      – 92       2          46.00

Highest Score: 241* 2003-04 Best Bowling: 1/2 1991-92

ODI CAREER AT THE SYDNEY CRICKET GROUND
Debut: 1991-92

M   Inn NO   Runs   50 100   Avrge       Ct Balls     Mdns Runs Wkts Avrge
7    7      2      301   2    1         60.20     1      144    – 129       2          64.50

Highest Score: 117* 2003-04 Best

Bowling: 1/37 1991-92

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...



bottom curve

NEWSLETTER SIGNUP

Enter your details below to sign-up for news from The International Cricket Hall of Fame





OPENING SOON

The International Cricket Hall of Fame will be opening on the 29th November 2010.

Please look around the website to find out about this exciting new cricketing experience.

Enter your details below to sign-up for news from The International Cricket Hall of Fame