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AUCKLAND: Describing batting legend Sachin Tendulkar as “friend, teammate, mentor and icon,” Indian captain Virat Kohli urged everyone Sunday to vote for Tendulkar after he was shortlisted as one of the five contestants for the biggest Laureus Sporting Moment 2000-2020 Prize.

“A friend, teammate, mentor and icon. Let’s all join together and vote for Sachin Paaji for the Laureus Sporting Moment 2000-2020,” Kohli said in a tweet.

The moment, entitled ‘Carried on the shoulders of a nation’, is a reference to the victory of the Indian team in the 2011 World Cup.

Tendulkar won the World Cup under the captaincy of Mahendra Singh Dhoni in 2011 in Mumbai and was carried on the shoulders of his teammates in one of the lasting images of the country’s sporting history. Kohli was one of those who took Tendulkar and later said: “Tendulkar has carried the burden of the nation for 21 years; it was time for us to carry it.”

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The foundation launched the Laureus Sporting Moment 2000-2020 for public voting, which gives fans the opportunity to choose the winner.

The winner will be announced during the Laureus World Sports Awards Show in Berlin on February 17.

The Indian team is currently in New Zealand and lost the ODI series of three games 2-0 on Saturday. They face the Kiwis for the third game, seeking to recover one and finish at the top, on February 11 on Mount Maunganui. They have won the T20I 5-0 series, and then play two tests as of February 21.



Times of India

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