Cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar was on Monday named the ICC World Cup diplomat for the second progressive release.
“The International Cricket Council today reported Sachin Tendulkar as the World Cup 2015 Ambassador. It will be the second progressive time that the India maestro will be the Ambassador of ICC’s zenith competition, after he satisfied the part in the past occasion in 2011,” the ICC said in an announcement.
In his part as diplomat, Tendulkar will advance and help a mixed bag of ICC activities to improve the profile of the competition, which is the third greatest donning occasion on the planet and will happen in Australia and New Zealand from February 14 to March 29. Tendulkar resigned from worldwide cricket a year ago in the wake of speaking to India in 200 Tests, 463 Odis and one Twenty20 International. In a profession traversing 24 years, the 41-year-old scored a sum of 34,357 worldwide runs and 100 centuries. Tendulkar included the missing World Cup title to his long rundown of accomplishments in his sixth endeavor in 2011. He is the record-breaking heading run-getter in World Cup history with 2,278 runs in 45 matches at a normal of 56.95.
I am delighted and honored to be appointed ICC Cricket World Cup Ambassador for the second successive time. After playing in the last six editions, the upcoming World Cup will be a different experience as I will follow it from the sidelines. It could probably be comparable to the ICC Cricket World Cup 1987 where I was a ball boy, enthusiastically cheering every ball,” Tendulkar said.
“The image of the champion team lifting the World Cup inspires many youngsters around the world and gives them a dream to chase — a dream which I fulfilled after 22 years of relentless pursuit by being part of the victorious Indian team in 2011,” he added.