ICC Awards 2010 October 6, 2010

Tendulkar wins Cricketer of the Year award

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Sachin Tendulkar has won his first ICC award, the Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy, by being named the Cricketer of the Year during the 2010 ICC Award ceremony in Bangalore. Tendulkar, however, lost out in the other major categories he was nominated in, with Virender Sehwag winning the Test Cricketer of the Year award and AB de Villiers claiming the ODI prize.

"This last season has been really special for the entire team," Tendulkar, who also received the People's Choice Award, said. "I think right from the start of the season, when we won in Sri Lanka and I scored a hundred in the finals, and from there on the season took off for us. We became No. 1 in the Test rankings, something we all wanted to achieve, and we've been able to maintain our performances in the last ten months."

Tendulkar said Gary Kirsten, the India coach, had played an important role in the success of all the batsmen. "He has been instrumental in making all the batters play plenty of deliveries in practice sessions, he himself throws thousands of deliveries," Tendulkar said. "Gary has been able to keep us in the right frame of mind, whatever areas we needed to work on, he is making sure we are addressing that."

Tendulkar fought off competition from Sehwag, Hashim Amla and Graeme Swann, the other nominees in the Cricketer of the Year category. Previous winners of the Cricketer of the Year award include Rahul Dravid, Andrew Flintoff, Jacques Kallis, Ricky Ponting, Shivnarine Chanderpaul and Mitchell Johnson.

During the period under consideration for the award - August 24, 2009 to August 10, 2010 - Tendulkar scored 1064 runs at an average of 81.84 in ten Tests. He made 914 runs in 17 ODIs at 65.28, and also scored the format's first double-century against South Africa in Gwalior. Tendulkar is presently third on the ICC's rankings for Test batsmen, and tenth in ODIs.

MS Dhoni was named captain of the Test team of the year, which included Sehwag, Kumar Sangakkara, Swann, Tendulkar, Amla, Simon Katich, Dale Steyn, Jacques Kallis, James Anderson and Doug Bollinger.

Ricky Ponting was captain of the ODI team of the year, leading a side comprising Tendulkar, Shane Watson, Michael Hussey, de Villiers, Paul Collingwood, Dhoni, Daniel Vettori, Stuart Broad, Bollinger and Ryan Harris.

Brendon McCullum, the New Zealand batsman, won the award for the best Twenty20 Performance of the Year for his 116 not out against Australia in Christchurch in February. McCullum edged out Hussey, Mahela Jayawardene and Ryan McLaren, the others nominated for the Twenty20 award.

Netherlands allrounder Ryan ten Doeschate won the Associate Player of the Year award. ten Doeschate's performances during the English domestic season has made him a sought-after player in international Twenty20 competitions. He has been signed by Tasmania for the Big Bash and by Canterbury for New Zealand's domestic tournament.

Steven Finn, the England fast bowler, won the award for Emerging Player of the Year. Finn, 21, made his Test debut against Bangladesh in March and has since taken 32 wickets in eight matches.

New Zealand won the ICC Spirit of Cricket Award for the second time in row and the third time overall. Aleem Dar, the Pakistani umpire, also won the Umpire of the Year Award for the second time in a row.

Rachel Heyhoe-Flint, the former England women's captain, was the first woman cricketer inducted into the ICC's Hall of Fame, while Shelley Nitschke, the Australian allrounder, was the Woman Cricketer of the Year.

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  • on October 13, 2010, 11:29 GMT

    this man is great in terms of performance,individual,means he never indulge in any type of controvercy........we salute you legend of cricket Mr. SACHIN INDIAN'S PROUD TENDULKAR,.....................You are greatest ever performer.......

  • Lion_of_Lanka on October 11, 2010, 9:27 GMT

    @nav84: Hahaha Listen to the 'fool' who claims sanga is a cry baby. Correct me if I'm wrong but isnt it dhoni who always make excuses when he loses. pitch, umpiring, Lights etc. It's really funny to see an Indian dissing others when 90% of the players in the team can't even play the bouncer properly. Let's talk about bowlers shall we? We've got Murali (greatest ever), Malinga, Mendis, Perera (Indians certainly made him popular), Kulasekera (former no.1 ODI bowler) who has India got? Let me see, Sreeshanth who for some reason thinks cricket is a circus, overrated sharma, Bhajji who bowls till his arm breaks to get a wicket, Zaheer who performs well in 1 out of 10 matches. What a line up. Oh yeah, it's good to see india winning because if not people like you will be the first to stone houses and burn their effigies. Great to see you learning from Dhoni and giving stupid excuses "don't wanna get to the level of a fool" Please! Than why did you argue in the 1s place?

  • nav84 on October 11, 2010, 6:36 GMT

    @nfer : owned! come back to earth plz..in tests we defeted u in india, drew wid u in sl, defeated u in bilateral odi series in india n sl, out o three tri nation series held in sl in last 2 yrs, won two out dem beatin u in finals twice..guess its pretty clear hu owns whom..as o sanga, bliv me in india he's nothin more dan a cry baby cryin abt pitches, umpires, rankings etc etc..bt guess its just nt him, its wid al u guys..n for jaya, hw many o dose runs hv come on dead sl pitches, more so on deadiest ever colombo pitch..newyas i rest my case over here for three reasons..1) all d cricket pundits knw whr india stands n whr sl, n also whr sach, dravid stand n whr sanga n mahela, so u cn continue to live in a fool's paradise 2) sach just completed 49th ton so do nt wanna spoil d moment by tlkn abt sum colombo pitch stars 3) i bliv "nvr argue wid a fool, he frst brings u dwn to his level n den wins d arguement", so beofre i get to ur low lvl, adios. u cn hv d last ignorant laugh..

  • ebbie-qld on October 10, 2010, 22:58 GMT

    Blue Android, I think the robot has had a malfunction. As I stated early Bradman stats out weigh anyone. Avearge 99.94 , played on uncovered pitches of generally poor quality, no protective equipment , missed out 8 years of cricket (WW2), played into his 40's. Bradman ain't no God, he's just the greatest Batsman.

  • Lion_of_Lanka on October 10, 2010, 11:18 GMT

    @nav84: I'm referring to the incident that happened last year when SL toured India. As for Indians not wanting Sanga & Mahela, check Sanga's stats & records. Since Indian's are so fond of ICC rankings, Sanga is number 1 test player in the world and that means currently he is the best test player in the world. Mahela is ranked 4th. Tendulkar and Dravid are 2nd and 3rd but Laxman is 8th. Oh and Mahela's test averages against SA - 70, India - 67, Eng - 65, Aus - 32, Ban - 66, Nz - 51, WI 44. I know it hurts to admit that a country that is 10x smaller than yours is much better but please don't make up stats just to argue. Ouch! Mate this can go on and on so it would be more sensible if you resort to watching cricket and praying your cricket 'gods' instead of making up stats just to get owned. As for making batsman out of our tailenders, too bad Indian team gets owned by a bunch of tailenders. Ouch Again!

  • Lion_of_Lanka on October 10, 2010, 10:39 GMT

    @nav84: I'm referring to the incident that happened last year when SL toured India. As for Indians not wanting Sanga & Mahela, check Sanga's stats & records. Since Indian's are so fond of ICC rankings, Sanga is number 1 test player in the world and that means currently he is the best test player in the world. Mahela is ranked 4th. Tendulkar and Dravid are 2nd and 3rd but Laxman is 8th. Oh and Mahela's test averages against SA - 70, India - 67, Eng - 65, Aus - 32, Ban - 66, Nz - 51, WI 44. I know it hurts to admit that a country that is 10x smaller than yours is much better but please don't make up stats just to argue. Ouch!

  • Hate.ME on October 10, 2010, 5:43 GMT

    What a joke ! Steven Finn shouldn't have been awarded with 'Emerging player' award. He bowled to that batting line-up of Pakistan who don't even deserve to play for domestic teams let alone international, that too on JUICY PITCHES of England where even an ordinary bowler would look dangerous considering the bounce and swing it provides. Either Angelo Matthews or Umar Akmanl should have been given this award.

  • nav84 on October 10, 2010, 3:03 GMT

    @nfer : lets nt tlk abt umpirin blunders..d incident u pointed out was in an odi n it was ajay jadeja hu was batting..i do rem dat, bt i also rem countless incidents wen sl umpires made" mistakes" in favour o SL wen evr india visited..as o udrs just cos bcci dint opt for it, does dat justify ur umpires mkin "mistakes" again n again...n abt indians wanting sanga n mahela in our team..keep on dreamin, we knw deir record overseas, mahela hs an avg o 34 in aus, 31 in sa, 27 in nz, 38 in bangla (ha ha), 42 in eng n pak, n abv 64 in sl, ind n zim..nt to mention he has 22 centuries out 28 in subcontinent n 19 in sl ..wadda record!!!! u cn chk sach, lax, dravid's record nywhr in d wrld. for dis reason no matter hw many runs/centuries ur players score, dey r nvr counted amongst d likes o sach, dravid, ponting, lara n kallis cos even d cricket experts knw abt deir abilities outside subcontinent. so instead o critizin dead indian pitches u shld thank us for makin batsmen out o ur tailenders.

  • pakwellwisher on October 9, 2010, 14:06 GMT

    @nfer Well as for the only question remaining mate it wasnt me or any indian fan here who went on to stone the players houses it was just a handful of people so dont form a perception for every Indian fan on that basis nor do i think such an act can be justified, good to see ur giving credit where it is due and yes most Indian do adore sri lankan players like murali, sanath,malinga & co.

  • Lion_of_Lanka on October 9, 2010, 13:28 GMT

    @paddymohansucks: First of all I took 2000-2010 period because this is 2010 and that period is the last decade. As for India kicking out SL in WCs - That has happened only once 1999 while SL has returned the favour in 2007, 2008, 2009. Yes, you are completely correct, every team has great players and also some major flaws - for example we would love to have someone like Sachin, Dravid, Sehwag, Dhoni in our team and I know Indians would love to have someone like Sanga, Murali, Malinga, Mahela in your team. As for Indians rooting for us - not surprised since we rooted for India in 2003 WC final and would love to have either India, Pakistan or bangladesh play us in the 2011 WC final, why? Simply because of the Asian brotherhood we share. Good luck against the Aussies and peace out

  • on October 13, 2010, 11:29 GMT

    this man is great in terms of performance,individual,means he never indulge in any type of controvercy........we salute you legend of cricket Mr. SACHIN INDIAN'S PROUD TENDULKAR,.....................You are greatest ever performer.......

  • Lion_of_Lanka on October 11, 2010, 9:27 GMT

    @nav84: Hahaha Listen to the 'fool' who claims sanga is a cry baby. Correct me if I'm wrong but isnt it dhoni who always make excuses when he loses. pitch, umpiring, Lights etc. It's really funny to see an Indian dissing others when 90% of the players in the team can't even play the bouncer properly. Let's talk about bowlers shall we? We've got Murali (greatest ever), Malinga, Mendis, Perera (Indians certainly made him popular), Kulasekera (former no.1 ODI bowler) who has India got? Let me see, Sreeshanth who for some reason thinks cricket is a circus, overrated sharma, Bhajji who bowls till his arm breaks to get a wicket, Zaheer who performs well in 1 out of 10 matches. What a line up. Oh yeah, it's good to see india winning because if not people like you will be the first to stone houses and burn their effigies. Great to see you learning from Dhoni and giving stupid excuses "don't wanna get to the level of a fool" Please! Than why did you argue in the 1s place?

  • nav84 on October 11, 2010, 6:36 GMT

    @nfer : owned! come back to earth plz..in tests we defeted u in india, drew wid u in sl, defeated u in bilateral odi series in india n sl, out o three tri nation series held in sl in last 2 yrs, won two out dem beatin u in finals twice..guess its pretty clear hu owns whom..as o sanga, bliv me in india he's nothin more dan a cry baby cryin abt pitches, umpires, rankings etc etc..bt guess its just nt him, its wid al u guys..n for jaya, hw many o dose runs hv come on dead sl pitches, more so on deadiest ever colombo pitch..newyas i rest my case over here for three reasons..1) all d cricket pundits knw whr india stands n whr sl, n also whr sach, dravid stand n whr sanga n mahela, so u cn continue to live in a fool's paradise 2) sach just completed 49th ton so do nt wanna spoil d moment by tlkn abt sum colombo pitch stars 3) i bliv "nvr argue wid a fool, he frst brings u dwn to his level n den wins d arguement", so beofre i get to ur low lvl, adios. u cn hv d last ignorant laugh..

  • ebbie-qld on October 10, 2010, 22:58 GMT

    Blue Android, I think the robot has had a malfunction. As I stated early Bradman stats out weigh anyone. Avearge 99.94 , played on uncovered pitches of generally poor quality, no protective equipment , missed out 8 years of cricket (WW2), played into his 40's. Bradman ain't no God, he's just the greatest Batsman.

  • Lion_of_Lanka on October 10, 2010, 11:18 GMT

    @nav84: I'm referring to the incident that happened last year when SL toured India. As for Indians not wanting Sanga & Mahela, check Sanga's stats & records. Since Indian's are so fond of ICC rankings, Sanga is number 1 test player in the world and that means currently he is the best test player in the world. Mahela is ranked 4th. Tendulkar and Dravid are 2nd and 3rd but Laxman is 8th. Oh and Mahela's test averages against SA - 70, India - 67, Eng - 65, Aus - 32, Ban - 66, Nz - 51, WI 44. I know it hurts to admit that a country that is 10x smaller than yours is much better but please don't make up stats just to argue. Ouch! Mate this can go on and on so it would be more sensible if you resort to watching cricket and praying your cricket 'gods' instead of making up stats just to get owned. As for making batsman out of our tailenders, too bad Indian team gets owned by a bunch of tailenders. Ouch Again!

  • Lion_of_Lanka on October 10, 2010, 10:39 GMT

    @nav84: I'm referring to the incident that happened last year when SL toured India. As for Indians not wanting Sanga & Mahela, check Sanga's stats & records. Since Indian's are so fond of ICC rankings, Sanga is number 1 test player in the world and that means currently he is the best test player in the world. Mahela is ranked 4th. Tendulkar and Dravid are 2nd and 3rd but Laxman is 8th. Oh and Mahela's test averages against SA - 70, India - 67, Eng - 65, Aus - 32, Ban - 66, Nz - 51, WI 44. I know it hurts to admit that a country that is 10x smaller than yours is much better but please don't make up stats just to argue. Ouch!

  • Hate.ME on October 10, 2010, 5:43 GMT

    What a joke ! Steven Finn shouldn't have been awarded with 'Emerging player' award. He bowled to that batting line-up of Pakistan who don't even deserve to play for domestic teams let alone international, that too on JUICY PITCHES of England where even an ordinary bowler would look dangerous considering the bounce and swing it provides. Either Angelo Matthews or Umar Akmanl should have been given this award.

  • nav84 on October 10, 2010, 3:03 GMT

    @nfer : lets nt tlk abt umpirin blunders..d incident u pointed out was in an odi n it was ajay jadeja hu was batting..i do rem dat, bt i also rem countless incidents wen sl umpires made" mistakes" in favour o SL wen evr india visited..as o udrs just cos bcci dint opt for it, does dat justify ur umpires mkin "mistakes" again n again...n abt indians wanting sanga n mahela in our team..keep on dreamin, we knw deir record overseas, mahela hs an avg o 34 in aus, 31 in sa, 27 in nz, 38 in bangla (ha ha), 42 in eng n pak, n abv 64 in sl, ind n zim..nt to mention he has 22 centuries out 28 in subcontinent n 19 in sl ..wadda record!!!! u cn chk sach, lax, dravid's record nywhr in d wrld. for dis reason no matter hw many runs/centuries ur players score, dey r nvr counted amongst d likes o sach, dravid, ponting, lara n kallis cos even d cricket experts knw abt deir abilities outside subcontinent. so instead o critizin dead indian pitches u shld thank us for makin batsmen out o ur tailenders.

  • pakwellwisher on October 9, 2010, 14:06 GMT

    @nfer Well as for the only question remaining mate it wasnt me or any indian fan here who went on to stone the players houses it was just a handful of people so dont form a perception for every Indian fan on that basis nor do i think such an act can be justified, good to see ur giving credit where it is due and yes most Indian do adore sri lankan players like murali, sanath,malinga & co.

  • Lion_of_Lanka on October 9, 2010, 13:28 GMT

    @paddymohansucks: First of all I took 2000-2010 period because this is 2010 and that period is the last decade. As for India kicking out SL in WCs - That has happened only once 1999 while SL has returned the favour in 2007, 2008, 2009. Yes, you are completely correct, every team has great players and also some major flaws - for example we would love to have someone like Sachin, Dravid, Sehwag, Dhoni in our team and I know Indians would love to have someone like Sanga, Murali, Malinga, Mahela in your team. As for Indians rooting for us - not surprised since we rooted for India in 2003 WC final and would love to have either India, Pakistan or bangladesh play us in the 2011 WC final, why? Simply because of the Asian brotherhood we share. Good luck against the Aussies and peace out

  • Rohan1 on October 9, 2010, 8:26 GMT

    Sachin Tendulkar- Greatest Batsman that was, is and ever will be. And guess, what? There's still plenty more to come. So, i truly pity all the poor anti tendulkar sods- their misery is only going to continually increase as the Maestro continues to crank out the runs.......Ha,ha, ha

  • pakwellwisher on October 9, 2010, 8:04 GMT

    @nfer so now u are restricting the dates as per your convinience the ICC champions trophy 2000 has thus been excluded we can excuse that and there is a huge difference between getting close and winning it coz SA & ENG have come closer to winning these tournaments more than any1 but you know what they are called, and head to head we again know who has more victories and i also hope u are aware of the fact that out 5 home odi series sl has managed to win only one eversince 2008 and has never had a single odi series or test victory in India!Funny you only remeber those tournaments where sl kicked out India and not vice a versa and 2007 most Indians where hoping for a sl victory as per newspaper polls, so u see this can go on and on coz no team is completely flawless.

  • Lion_of_Lanka on October 9, 2010, 3:44 GMT

    @nav84: India has dead pitches. That is a fact. As for Dharmasena's umpiring mistakes, well first of all I still can remember the joke from India who umpired a test match and lifted his finger only to scratch his head when the batsman was clearly out. Plus it is the BCCI that doesn't want UDRS simply because the Indian team do not have the intellect to use it properly. Plus someone explain this to me, When Dhoni won the t20 wc and when India became no.1 in test, everyone commended him and called him great (I am a fan of Dhoni) but when India got kicked out of the 2008 (By ENG), 2009 (By SL) WCs, everyone called him an actor and in 2007 WC when SL kicked India out, you fans stoned his house. As for Mahela's issue, he is a world class batsman. Last time we played in ENG, he not only captained us to victory in a whitewash ODI series but he also won the MOS award in Test series. Plus ask Priety Zinta how he performed for KXP when Yuvi found it difficult to even run.

  • Lion_of_Lanka on October 8, 2010, 17:54 GMT

    @paddymohansucks: India's performance in multinational tournaments in the LAST DECADE - 2007 t20 wc champions, 2002 ICC joint champions, 2010 Asia cup champions, 2003 WC finalist. SL performance: 2004 & 2008 Asia cup champions, 2002 Joint ICC Champions, 2001 Asia Test Champions (now defunct), 2003 World cup semi finalist, 2007 WC finalist, 2008 T20 finalists, 2009 T20 WC semi finalist. As you can see SL has performed much better than India in the last decade. It doesn't matter how good you were in the past if you perform poorly now (Look at WI) As for double standards let me ask you this - Can you remember the way you fans reacted when India got kicked out of the 2007 WC by SL? Oh I still think India performed well against the Aussies.

  • shankupals on October 8, 2010, 16:20 GMT

    @shine kr: Boy u need to understand cricket before using all stats. When Cricket is a team game, u need to see, when Sachin scored Century what is the other batsemens contribution and bowlers contribution. I am sure you will get the correct picture. If u take Ponting, his centuries are surely backed up by other batsmen's contribution and 5 quality bolwers who always take 20 opponents wicekts to win a match. Its not about only ponting take any other stats of a player you used you will be enlightened. I give you an example of a series bw Srilanka VS WI when lara scored centuries and double centuries but WI lost. So to judje a player's contribution in win you need to consider other team player's contribution. Sachin seemed helping win4ind in a test match vs pakistan after scoring a century but he got out there's only 18 to score. Now imagine 18 runs 3 wickets left. In last test match, Laxman got a decent help from tail and hence India is able to wn. Its not VVS single handedl won 4 ind.

  • nav84 on October 8, 2010, 15:51 GMT

    @ first_slip : wot a pity. indians play for awards n money n still our team is no1 in tests, we beat NZ in NZ, Eng in Eng, managed to win a test match in Aus (wld hv drawn series bt for sum dubious umpirin, being sril lankan u shld knw all abt it, urs r best at it), won asia cup, won VB series beating Aus in back to back finals, hv not lost a series at home, thrashed u in India n den drew series in SL.. on d oder hand inspite o hvin players playin for country, ur team cld nt even win a test series in SL against India forget abt nywhr else..

  • the_blue_android on October 8, 2010, 14:13 GMT

    Can't believe some Aussies still say Bradman is the greatest. How many of these people have actually seen Bradman bat? No videos, nothing! Can we talk about cricketers who are alive or have some videos to analyze and not discuss cricketers who played cricket in the 15th century? As long as we discuss Bradman, can we include Jesus in that discussion as well?

  • Lion_of_Lanka on October 8, 2010, 10:24 GMT

    @Paddymohansucks: We give credit where it's due. I personally think Sachin deserves the ICC Cricketer award and no one can disagree that India struggles in bouncy pitches eventhough they are a good team in the subcontinent. As for double standards, we do not call our players 'gods' when they win and then stone their houses and burn effigies when they lose.

  • KaZsa on October 8, 2010, 10:19 GMT

    @the_blue_android - Dude you asked Lankans to win a test match against Aussies...Aussies have only won one test series in Sri Lanka for your information.And the too when they were No.1. The series before that they even struggled to get 200 runs on the board.Stop whining because you won one match by 1 wicket.

  • --.-- on October 8, 2010, 9:36 GMT

    "Abbas Mehmood Strange awards .... . India getting all the award and still not even winning a single match in 20 20 world cup" It reminds me of Mohammad Yousuf's statement when Australia had white washed the series against Pakistan (9-0, 3 tests, 5 ODIs and 1 T-20), he said 'T-20 is ruining Pakistan Cricket' as no batsman was able to spend time @ crease in Tests and when the same thing happened in England then I agreed with him. Oh and Btw, Do you remember Raina's 100 against SA in WC T-20 ? LOL ! I didn't know that India had lost that match , hahaha !

  • --.-- on October 8, 2010, 9:28 GMT

    @ nfer "And how can you explain Dhoni being in the test team and captaining it?" Simple Logic. Sangakkara doesn't keep wickets in test matches anymore. May be he lacks mental/physical strength and wants to concentrate only on batting. So we needed a proper keeper-batsman. 'And Why Dhoni is Captaining ?' Well do you know who is the Captain of No. 1 test team ? I bet, you do. Ask Dhoni how to win the matches without any all-rounder and GENUINE FAST bowler(s) (someone who could create fear in batsmen's mind like Malinga, Lee, Steyn, Edwards, Akhtar etc. do) Whatever resources Dhoni has, he is managing them very well. THANKS DHONI, If you were not the Captain of Indian Team, we wouldn't have been able to know how it feels being No. 1 . :)

  • DD_f0rever on October 8, 2010, 9:04 GMT

    @ furqan786 No doubt,Swann is the best spinner in the World but it doesn't mean Sachin has done nothing. Agreed that subcontinent pitches are mostly batting friendly but on the same pitches other batsmen too be it Indian or Non-Indian get the chance of scoring runs but every time Sachin scores more. Going by your logic, you must be knowing very well that conditions in Eng, Aus, SA etc. are bowling friendly so should I take away credit from Anderson, Amir, Asif, Mitchel Johnson and Broad etc. by saying that anyone can take wickets on swinging/bouncy pitches ? Give the credit where it is due. In general, I'm amazed to see the double standard of people When a fast bowler picks wickets on bowling friendly pitches, they say Wow ! what a bowler. but when a batsman scores 100 on sub-continent pitches, people say anyone can do it. In fact, it takes only 1 good ball to get rid of a batsman(1 mistake by batsman,he's gone) whereas even if bowlers go for sixes they still have chance to come back

  • cricketlover_786 on October 8, 2010, 8:50 GMT

    Finn would struggle to get into karachi club team , let alone playing for pakistan national side...no pakistani on the selction panel..no pakistani in the test or ODI side..this is utter rubbish...aleem dar got it coz it was decided by test captains and all match referees which makes sense...shame on ICC = ( BCCI+CA+ECB )

  • DD_f0rever on October 8, 2010, 8:34 GMT

    Okay guys, here we go. Dilshan, Umar Gul, Afridi & some more favorite players of yours' have not been included in the ODI list but 2 Indians made it to the list along with 5 Australians (yes '5 Australians'), 2 players from England, 1 from NZ and 1 from S Africa, so lets bash BCCI/India. Since BCCI is rich, so it must have purchased the awards. (I wanted to ask why Sehwag has not been included, but when I came here, I found people are even questioning the presence of Sachin and Dhoni in the team). In test team, 3 Indians, 3 South-Africans, 2 Australians, 2 England players and 1 Sri Lankan have been included but since some favorite players of some of the fans here have not been included and since BCCI is rich, so lets make mockery of BCCI/India. People here act as if all the 11 players have been taken from India. A Panel of Cricket experts from all the Cricket playing countries select these players on the basis of their performance over the last few months. So plz, live n let live.

  • on October 8, 2010, 5:38 GMT

    congratulations sachin fro this maestro performance through out this year.Actually sachin deserves all the four awards. he miss the one day awards because he miss some one day matches this year.

  • on October 8, 2010, 5:33 GMT

    For all those are asking for Pakistani players... I think Aamer would have got Emerging player award if he had not in Spot fixing.... Umar Akmal wast as good as to win that award, he has all the talent but no temperament especially for Test cricket... he need to work on that...

  • on October 8, 2010, 5:07 GMT

    i think it clearly shows that SL is overshadow in ICC events. Dilshan scored 1,327 runs &@ 54. avg & strike rate of 104 with 5 centuries( highest during the period) but not in ICC 11 Mahela scored 800 test runs at avg of 70 & 770 ODI runs at Avg of 40 and fabulous T20 worldcup but he isnt nominated for cricketer of the year but Shewag has a tremendous test runs but in ODI he is below average 28 @ inngs tally of 600 runs he is nominated all expected angelo mathews as emerging player he scored 99 against india in test and picked 6/22 in ODI ( best during the period) but its given to Finn for his 32 wickets at 8 tests which against below par bangladesh and inexperience pak. realiabilty of awards is gone

  • cricket_fan_1 on October 8, 2010, 4:22 GMT

    I envy cricketers such as richards, imran khan who had fan following all over the globe and were not disparaged because of their nationality. In this age its a fashion to disparage other cricketers due to political reasons. Sachin is the greatest batsman alive (that takes out bradman out of the equation). there are many contenders for the no2 slot based on personal preference (Haydos, Pointing, Zaheer abbas, Inzamam, Dravid, Sehwag, Gavaskar, Smith, Kallis, Sangakara, de silva and a few others). don't come after me if i didn't mention your favourite for the no2 slot. Sachin has scored 1064 runs at an average of 81.84 in ten Tests and scored 914 runs in 17 ODIs at 65.28 during the period of assessmsnt. if there is any other batsman in the world who has done that, then he should have the courage to question ICCs decision. why are the fans getting all worked up. Good luck!

  • --.-- on October 8, 2010, 4:20 GMT

    'Another Sachin Article and yet another discussion on his utility. Those who say that Sachin plays for himself and not for the country please tell me what they mean by this "playing for the country" thing? Does it mean making room outside the off stump at the very first ball in order to score quick runs and then getting out? Does it mean scoring 5 ducks in 6 matches and getting out by hitting the ball in the air and then walking off the pitch nonchalantly?Does it mean trying to get a 100 when reaching the score of 82 by trying to hit 3 6s of 3 balls and then getting out at 94, leaving the team precarious? In any team sport, each player is an individual. He is playing as himself, he will do things as he can do,to the best of his ability.If others do not contribute, the team is likely to lose but in any case, this individual's personal graph would be up. It is stupid and ignorant of someone to accuse this individual of playing for records and himself.' Well said, Harmony.

  • --.-- on October 8, 2010, 4:16 GMT

    "Posted by Harmony111 on (October 07 2010, 08:24 AM GMT) Sachin scored 673 runs in the 2003 WC. In the final he scored only 4 runs chasing 360. Some ppl accused him of failing when it mattered the most. Well, somehow it seems that on most occasions when Sachin comes to bat, it is usually a "really matters" situation. Did he not score 98 against Pak chasing 270? Was that not a really mattering match? He contributed heavily in almost every match then. Those ppl who accuse him of playing for himself do not see that he got out cheaply in the final trying to score quick runs cos Ind was chasing a huge target. What then? Whe he gets runs, some say he plays for himself and when he goes for quick runs and gets out these same ppl say he cant score when it matters the most. In the last match, VVS scored 73 but didn't Sachin too contribute with 98+38? How many memorable knocks has Ponting played? A WC final knock thats it. Steve Waugh got a 100 in WC S6 thats it. " LIKED.

  • --.-- on October 8, 2010, 4:10 GMT

    "Posted by Sohailraza on (October 07 2010, 12:07 PM GMT) Sachin is a great cricketer and a flag carrier of professionalism and sportmanship at the same time. I wish him a wonderful life, just like millions of other Pakistanis and hope that he will continue his great journey with the same spirits."

    Thanks Sohail Raza. That means a lot to me and many Indians like me.

  • on October 8, 2010, 4:06 GMT

    20 Years of cricket...this man is a machine !!

  • --.-- on October 8, 2010, 4:04 GMT

    @ nfer and ALL .... "And how can you explain Dhoni being in the test team and captaining it?" Simple Logic. Sangakkara doesn't keep wickets anymore in Tests. Who knows what the problem is ? May be, Keeping in longer format affects his batting and physical & mental strength as well. So we needed a keeper who could bat as well. And Dhoni was the right choice for it. Also, Dhoni is the right choice for Captaining. Logic: You must be knowing very well that India don't have any genuine all-rounder nor we have a FAST bowler like Malinga, Steyn, Akhtar, Lee, Edwards who could create fear in batsmen's mind. Whatever resources Dhoni has, he is managing them well and VERY WELL. This is what you expect your captain to do. And by doing so, he has taken India to No. 1 position. :) What else you want ?

  • --.-- on October 8, 2010, 3:42 GMT

    @ Abbas ,,,India getting all the awards ? Are you blind ? India got only 3 awards (One by Sehwag and 2 by Sachin) . And this is the first time Sachin has got any ICC award. And Sachin can't play bouncers ? Hahahaha ! Ohh I forgot you are a Pakistani,bashing India is your hobby,or may be you are jealous, anyway who CARES. World knows who is Master-Blaster ;) You sure that India didn't win any match in World Cup T-20 ? have you forgotten Raina's century against SA against the likes of Steyn, Morkel and Kallis :-) ? (And FYI, Ind and Pak both had won equal no. of matches) And what is the logic behind India not performing well in T-20 and Sehwag and Sachin getting 'Best Test Player' and 'Cricketer of the year' respectively ? lol Yeah just wait and watch, your so called fast-bowlers will be exposed badly on sub-continent pitches. Once the ball stops swinging, your bowlers look like school-level bowlers. Even Stuart Broad manged to hit 167 runs against Asif-Amir-Gul and Ajmal !

  • pakwellwisher on October 8, 2010, 0:34 GMT

    @nfer well on one hand u congratulate the Indian fans for the test win and on the other you are berating the same team whilst reacting to an inane comment. And as for playing bounce we both know which team has the compartivley better overseas record and which team has won more multinational tournaments. And while that guy did put it rudely the sri lankan cricket board has been cash strapped on more than one occassion and have been bailed out by the BCCI so dont make any spurious claims in an angry outburst,see ya around.

  • stgicl on October 7, 2010, 22:11 GMT

    SACHIN is the best batsman God has ever produced on earth there is no doubt about it. He has strong dwells with many of his competitors for eg (Lara,M.waugh,Aravinda de silva, Saeed anwar) in late 1990's and recently with Ponting but every time he won by quite a large margin which shows the caliber of the man but it is also true that Ponting is the man which gives the closest fight to Sachin in terms of Runs,Centuries and Average. PEACE

  • ebbie-qld on October 7, 2010, 22:09 GMT

    BRADMAN IS THE GREATEST. Tendulkar is a wonderful player but is not in same league is Bradman. Look at their averages. Bradman played when covers were not used, pitches were a lot more inconsitent, hardly any protective equipement and some pitches (indian) were not flat (concrete) tracks. He played into his 40's and had 8 years off during WW2 and his average improved. Indian supporters stopping saying Tendulkar is the greatest.

  • on October 7, 2010, 21:17 GMT

    "I want my son to become Sachin Tendulkar." -Brian Lara (WI)

    ''We did not lose to a team called India, we lost 2 a man calld Sachin'' -Mark Taylor (Aus)

    'Nothin bad can happen to us if we were on a plane in India with Sachin Tendulkar on it.'' -Hashim Amla (SA)

    ''He can play that leg glance with a walking stick also.'' -Waqar Younis (Pak)

    ''There are two kind of batsmn in world. 1. Sachin Tendulkar. 2) All the others.'' -Andy Flower (ZIM)

    "I have seen god. He bats at No.4 for india in tests." -Matthew Hayden (Aus.)

    "I see myself when I see Sachin batting." -Don Bradman (Aus)

    "Do your crime when Sachin is batting, because even God is busy watching his batting." -Australian Fan

  • rubeusdumbledore on October 7, 2010, 21:10 GMT

    I am an Indian fan who definitely believes that Pakistan cricket needs support at their time of turmoil and not venom (Yes, there are many like me here! Although judging by the comments on this article, one wouldn't think so!). To all my Pakistani brethren, I agree wholeheartedly that Aamer deserved the award, and that his ineligibility for the award based on unproven accusations is an injustice. I also concur with your opinions that there definitely ought to be some Pak cricketers in the Test and ODI teams. I wish you good luck and hope that the Pakistan team attains its previous heights again, so that there will be more competitive teams, something that will enrich the sport we love.

  • rubeusdumbledore on October 7, 2010, 20:59 GMT

    Sachin is an exemplary batsman, but comparing him with Bradman is a futile exercise; they played across eras so different that there are far too many parameters that are different. I would be inclined to rank Bradman above Sachin though, simply because of the extent to which Bradman towered over his peers! While Sachin might be the best batsman of his generation, he's been given a close run for his money by Lara and Ponting. Bradman, however, was simply head and shoulders above everybody else.

    Nevertheless, Sachin's achievements are incredible and his consistency is remarkable. His relative inefficacy in second innings are definitely offset by his dominance in first innings, in my humble opinion. His longevity is another factor that truly sets him apart, and is probably THE factor which clinches the best-batsman-of-his era award for Sachin. Add to that his remarkably clean personality and his humility, and you obtain a once-in-a-lifetime cricketer, worthy of being celebrated by all.

  • on October 7, 2010, 19:03 GMT

    For All People Who Don't Agree The Award Winners Please Go To The Following Link: http://www.cricinfo.com/magazine/content/story/473366.html In My Opinion, The Awards May Be Given Separately To Both Batsmans & Bowlers & Fielders Since Batting, Bowling & Fielding All Are Important In A Cricket. In My Opinion, The Awards May Be Given In Following Categories To Encourage The Player And To Develope The Cricket:[For Men & Women] 1.Best Cricketer Of The Year : For Behaviour (Should Be Judged By All Umpires), 2.Batsman Of The Year 3.Bowler Of The Year 4.Fielder Of The Year 5.Test Bowler Of The Year 6.Test Batsman Of The Year 7.ODI Batsman Of The Year 8.ODI Bowler Of The Year 9.T20 Batsman Of The Year 10.T20 Bowler Of The Year 11.Emerging Batsman Of The Year 12.Emerging Bowler Of The Year 13.Associate Player Of The Year 14.Spirit Of The Cricket(For Team) 15.Dream Test XI 16.Dream ODI XI 17.Dream T20 XI 18.Umpire Of The Year 19.Viewers Choice Award 20.Supporting Company

  • first_slip on October 7, 2010, 18:59 GMT

    @nav84, we dont care about those awards,remember that sri lanken players play for the country rather than money & personal records & awards, like Indian,

  • Harmony111 on October 7, 2010, 18:03 GMT

    One thing that really is confusing is that Dhoni has been made the Test Captain. Sangakkara had a real big claim on at least that wk slot. I don't know if KS was in the probables for the Test XI but if he was in that list, he should have been there in place of Dhoni. As for Sachin, I think he should have been given the ODI player award too for the 2 magic knocks of 200* and 175 (if not for any thing else). for those saying Murali should have gotten the award cos he got the record of 800 wkts, well I wud say that there are two types of records: Aggregate & per match ones. 200* was a per match record, 800 wasn't. However, I do feel that ICC should have given a special ack award to Murali for his 800 wkts esp now that he has retired from Tests. ICC is sometimes very confounding. And who is Finn? Never heard of him and while he may be a talented guy, has he really done something noteworthy? Sad to see Amer losing out there but he is kinda accused of some serious stuff. He was so GOOD.

  • Harmony111 on October 7, 2010, 18:03 GMT

    One thing that really is confusing is that Dhoni has been made the Test Captain. Sangakkara had a real big claim on at least that wk slot. I don't know if KS was in the probables for the Test XI but if he was in that list, he should have been there in place of Dhoni. As for Sachin, I think he should have been given the ODI player award too for the 2 magic knockes of 200* and 175 (if not for any thing else). for those saying Murali should have gotten the award cos he got the record of 800 wkts, well I wud say that there are two types of records: Aggregate & per match ones. 200* was a per match record, 800 wasn't. However, I do feel that ICC should have given a special ack award to Murali for his 800 wkts esp now that he has retired from Tests. ICC is sometimes very confounding. And who is Finn? Never heard of him and while he may be a talented guy, has he really done something noteworthy? Sad to see Amer losing out there but he is kinda accused of some serious stuff. He was so GOOD.

  • pakwellwisher on October 7, 2010, 17:41 GMT

    @nfer clearly shows ur double standards where u congratulate the Indian team on one hand and here u are replying to an inane comment from some one and in the process berating every Indian player and whilst we have not being doing good at Icc events we still have won more multinational tournaments then you guys including the t20 world cup in 2007 and dead pitches of India?? we all saw the lively ssc pitch didnt we?? where mahela keeps fattening his records.

  • Raviss on October 7, 2010, 17:15 GMT

    @ Abbas Mehmood... man u really seem 2 b jealous of Sachin... go watch some of his innings.. hez the best player of the short ball in India under all conditions... if he cudnt play the bouncer, he wudnt hav survived 20 years in cricket n still going on strong.. phew.. dats the most ridiculous criticism i hav ever read abt Tendulkar.. n dey won award for performance in the whole year.. not just for the circus cricket T20..

    SACHIN RAMESH TENDULKAR... ppl just admit dat he is the best there is, the best there was and the best there will be.. this award was just a matter of time n the icing on the cake!! Hail SACHIN!! thanks for giving such lovely moments to enjoy n rejoice!! All those Sachin bashers..cmon now.. accept the reality..he iz GREAT!!

  • Lakpj on October 7, 2010, 16:57 GMT

    y Steven Finn, what has he done so far? 8 tests, 4 against Bangladesh, 6 @ home.haven't mathews and umar akmal done better. how many time have they won games for their team? ideally amir would have been the best choice. but it is a sin that he got involved in this fixing scandal.

  • the_blue_android on October 7, 2010, 16:50 GMT

    To all the Pakistanis who want the ICC to give awards to their players, they need to be nominated first. And to be norminated, its a pre-requisite that they cannot throw matches :) and get caught by cops. To all the lankans who complain, why don't you guys win a test match against a country like Australia ONCE and then you guys can come to the table to discuss your credentials.

  • nav84 on October 7, 2010, 16:27 GMT

    @ nefr : oh really mate..wot cricket u r watchin..rem hw india thrashed u in india n den squared d series in ur home at SL.rem hw sehwag d test player o year thrashed 280 odd in one day against ur wrld class bowlers.. n if d pitches r so dead in india, y are nt d other teams able to score heavily n save a test match in india?? n if sanga hd such a gr8 yr, y cld nt he win a series againt india at home, wen as per u india is a team o overrated players.. rem hw we defeted u in bilateral series in india n sl, rem hw we whooped ur butt in asia cup n noder tri series final(in which overarted sach scored a century), both in sl. U only managed to win d recent triseries cos o dharamsena nd d fact dt sach, gambhir, bhajji n zaheer were nt playin.. n if u hv ny doubts abt hw india fair outside sub continent, i'd say u rather compare the indian n sl record outside subcontinent..ur mahela is nothin bt a tailender outside sub continent.. i'd say u frst beat us in a test series, n den tlk to me.

  • nivek123 on October 7, 2010, 16:09 GMT

    @Abbas Mehmood.. Dude Sachin didn't play the t20 world cup. He can play short pitched bowling as good as any one out there.

  • cenitin on October 7, 2010, 16:03 GMT

    It's a big mis-conception that Sachin doesn't contribute in team India success. Sachin scored 48 centuries in 169 matches that means he scores century in every 3.5 matches. This figure is 3.75 for Ponting, 3.85 for Lara, 4.89 for Dravid and 4.8 for inzi. again out of this 48 India manged to win/draw in 38 matches. That means Sachin managed a win/draw for his country in every 169/38 = 4.44 matches with his century. This figure is 4.17 for Ponting, 6.55 for Lara, 5.07 for Dravid and 5.21 for Inzi. Only Sachin and Ponting is in race all others all way behind. Now Ponting is slighly ahead Sachin but if you consider the strength of Aus team during the period Ponting scored all his centuires this difference is verly low and justified. I am sure this figure increaed after Warne and Mcgrath get retired. Above Stats proved how critical is Sachin's performance for his team better than Sehwag, Lax and Dravid who all are also world class batsman but Sachin is above them.

  • CricFan24 on October 7, 2010, 15:41 GMT

    It is now Official....Tendulkar>Bradman............>The Rest. Nice statement just out by Viv about Tendulkar " But the role Sachin is playing for India, that's batsmanship at its very best for me. The things Sachin is doing now and the way he did them in the past, are two completely different chapters in his career." All Hail the Greatest Batsman of All time - SACHIN TENDULKAR!!

  • on October 7, 2010, 15:30 GMT

    Strange awards .... . India getting all the award and still not even winning a single match in 20 20 world cup. sachin is such a great little master that he can not play a single bouncer. Hopefully the real performance of this so called great team would come to reality in 2011 world cup.

  • Surajk on October 7, 2010, 15:26 GMT

    @Mark00 Oh yes, Sachin didnt do anything to deserve the award this year? Do they still teach Math at Schools in Australia? Re-read the article and see his stats!

  • on October 7, 2010, 15:25 GMT

    Just look at the stats. He shld have been the odi player pf the year too.

  • on October 7, 2010, 15:23 GMT

    Mark00...Dont feel jealous. Just take a look at the stats

  • sarathir on October 7, 2010, 15:20 GMT

    it seems Mark00 is not watching cricket as he questions sachins performance in the last year.his comments are biased. sachin is the greatest of all the players

    congrats sachin you deserve more than this

  • on October 7, 2010, 15:13 GMT

    What a funny decision by ICC, Dhoni as the captain for test team, what a joke. He doesnt even deserve a place in test team, guys check his profile to know more about his test record, it is clear that BCCI has decided this. I think the best player for the tets team captaincy is Sangakkara or Tendulkar when looking their records. ICC is dominated by BCCI what a shame.

  • cricket_fan_1 on October 7, 2010, 15:11 GMT

    Hi All, can some one tell me for which country does steven finn play. haven't heard of the bloke before.

  • Lion_of_Lanka on October 7, 2010, 14:52 GMT

    @ nav84 & gerald: It'a shame that players from 'beggar boards' play much better cricket and actually advance to tournament finals/semi finals while your overrated players can only perform in dead Indian pitches and usually get kicked out of multinational tournaments in early stages. Can't even player the bouncer properly. What a shame. I've seen bowlers play the bouncer better than your Overrated players. Oh and Sanga had a much better year than Sehwag and is the current no.1 test batsman. India doesn't even have a genuine allrounder while SL has 3 to choose from. @geraldf: As for the joke saying Sehwag revolutionized test cricket - Please google the player viv richards. And how can you explain Dhoni being in the test team and captaining it?

  • on October 7, 2010, 14:46 GMT

    Isn't he the greatest sportsman ever? Yes HE IS.... but alas he is not known outside the circle of cricket playing nations.

  • prasoonsharma on October 7, 2010, 14:44 GMT

    Does Tendulkar deserve this award? Let the numbers speak for themselves. Here's a visual comparison of how Tendulkar, Swann, Amla and Sehwag did between Aug 2009 and Aug 2010. http://www.rcasts.com/2010/10/does-tendulkar-deserve-cricketer-of.html Let the numbers speak...

  • Madih on October 7, 2010, 14:15 GMT

    @ Martin_Hooks. You got it all wrong man. You call Aamer emerging cheater? Man get a life, let the courts prove him guilty and then say something. and dont even dare to compare finn(hahahaha) with aamer, just compare the stats. and asif (same case nothing proven yet) is 2nd on the test rankings. Dont forget the wrongdoings of Darrel Hair, Michael Atherton and many others.

  • Mark00 on October 7, 2010, 13:59 GMT

    Sachin? Has he done anything of note this year? Or last year? Or the year before? Anyone who thinks this is anything more than a shameless pandering to the sheer financial clout of Indian cricket is deluding themselves.

  • manish0002 on October 7, 2010, 13:56 GMT

    i think Hasan Raza u have gone mad thats y u r raising hand on sachin...he have till now missed 18 centuries that is dream of a cricketer to have....i advise you to go for mental checkup..

  • blackerthanyourhate on October 7, 2010, 13:56 GMT

    People who hates sachin hates cricket

  • saara93 on October 7, 2010, 13:54 GMT

    omg!wat?tendulkar got cicketer of the year?!i sooo think dat swann deserved it waaay more than tendulkar did!swann has had a much betr year dan tendulkar who was i feel rested for most of the matches specially odis rather dan playing!the indians have won almost everything when dey havent even had such a great year when compared to a team like for example england who have had a brilliant year!and can anyone tell me why exactly the indian players were in t shirts and pants and harbajan was actually wearing a cap in there like as if they were at sum kind of picnic or sumthin!the dress code was clearly formal!anyway the whole thing was pretty disappointing!

  • kapilesh23 on October 7, 2010, 13:53 GMT

    hey it is not sachin tendulkars fault that he is adored so much by indians .he do not ask indians for so much adoration.so please stop analysing him and commenting against him .this will only lead to outburst by all indian fans.

  • usmankhan001 on October 7, 2010, 13:25 GMT

    steven finn wining the emerging player of the year award is the biggest joke of icc........... umer akml avg above 35 in all 3 formats score 2 hundreds and 10 fifities and still finn who takes jusy 32 wickts in tests and 19 of them are bangladesh . an some one defend this another biased decision by icc ?

  • 114_in_final_Six_overs on October 7, 2010, 13:24 GMT

    To all the indians who show-up on Kamran's blog and write nice comments and offer soothing words after every scandal, this is how they react to your achievements. Painful for a englishman to see that.

  • nav84 on October 7, 2010, 13:10 GMT

    to all the SL nd Pak fans: well since u r so hell bent on blivin dat BCCI influenced the awards, well y dont u ask ur beggar boards to earn some money, acquire some power nd den get sum awards for ur players......

    n if u dont care enuff abt dat, plz dnt waste ur time ova here.....

    by d way, hw many awards did ur losers get???? Ha Ha Ha Ha

  • on October 7, 2010, 12:59 GMT

    i think the people who did the slection of the team they have no concept about cricket, how come dhoni is the captain of test cricket and mcculam is the best t20 player, he does not know how to bat, why afridi, sakib, peterson not, they r the best odi players, i think all the slection team came from india, so all the slection team should leave cricket and start playing caram.

  • on October 7, 2010, 12:56 GMT

    Even in the last period of his career he is able maintain his performence. Though its late for ICC award but he gets it. He is the real cricketer. No doubt "He is born for playing cricket".

  • on October 7, 2010, 12:54 GMT

    congrates........SACHIN u deserve all the awards in cricket and no doubt u r a great cricketer in the world

  • on October 7, 2010, 12:46 GMT

    Both Sachin and Viru deserve the Awards.. there is nothing equal to their performance in both the formats of the game.. Hats off to their brilliance and talents..

  • avssrs on October 7, 2010, 12:19 GMT

    The last name of the first woman cricketer inducted into the ICC's Hall of Fame has a nice ring to it. Heyhoe-Flint. Good stuff.

  • Sohailraza on October 7, 2010, 12:07 GMT

    Sachin is a great cricketer and a flag carrier of professionalism and sportmanship at the same time.

    I wish him a wonderful life, just like millions of other Pakistanis and hope that he will continue his great journey with the same spirits.

  • Chaity on October 7, 2010, 12:04 GMT

    finally ICC got sum common sense...sachin indeed is the most deserving!!! God bless u sachin

  • on October 7, 2010, 11:57 GMT

    well done sachin i truely belive ur best

  • on October 7, 2010, 11:49 GMT

    I have special awards for Pakistani mates...plz dont get disheartened Md Amir- Emerging match fixer of the yr award. Shahid Afridi- Golden teeth (he just loves to chew...be it chicken leg or cric ball) Salman Butt-Captian of test XI...(:D) Also 1 for lankan mate Suraj Randiv- Spirit of Cricket award....he jst cant digest some1 scoring century T M Dilshan- Peoples choice award...(he just loves going to secluded corners in pubs) Come on guys...3 pakistanis and 2 lankans........wat more for an award

  • on October 7, 2010, 11:34 GMT

    Sachin Deserves the award after so long being not noticed.

    Dilshan and Malinga where are they ? Some selections puzzle us ? Is it just voting by the team or statistics were taken into account ? Dilshan is the leading run getter in ODIs for 2010. Emerging player I feel Angelo Mathews could have been a better chiode. Collingwood is a good man but he in the ODI side and not Dilshan ???? Puzzles me.

  • on October 7, 2010, 11:26 GMT

    congrats sachin tendulkar sir

  • kguna on October 7, 2010, 11:13 GMT

    Sachin always NO 1 world class Cricketer .No one achieve his records. Sachin Not only Cricketer He is Good Human being. So sachin is moral for all cricketer and Me also All The best sachin U achieve more and More in Cricket

  • shigri on October 7, 2010, 11:04 GMT

    Well Sachin deserve the award but only in ODI. Test player of the year should be given to Murli for his remarkable achievement. Can any one explain what is spirit of cricket award is and how Newzeland deserve that? Ok, for a Sachin win this award because he secored double hundred in ODI and its great achievment but what is spirit award? May I saw some kind of dream.?

  • kguna on October 7, 2010, 11:03 GMT

    Sachin always NO 1 world class Cricketer .No one achieve his records. Sachin Not only Cricketer He is Good Human being. So sachin is moral for all cricketer and Me also. All The best sachin U achieve more and More in Cricket

  • kingkarthik on October 7, 2010, 10:51 GMT

    Hold the press. Don't fill the sports page. The ICC in a genuine oversight have forgotten to give 2 awards. The team that sells the game of cricket best is presented to Pakistan. The global peoples' choice award for the nation of sore losers has been given to the pakistani cricket fan. Now cricinfo, I hope you can publish this, as of late you guys are not publishing my comments.

  • shri619 on October 7, 2010, 10:48 GMT

    @pbs1979 yes you have right on that point wll i have found one guy who has brain every one says sachin can not win the match well the game is played by 11 players if i am right then if have to win all the playres have to contribute and who says the percentage of winning is low when he scores 100 then chek all record of the master when ind lost chek sachin's contribution and when match has drawn by the master if sachin have played with lee,warne,hayden,megrath then this percentage would be diffrent but still he is the master scored 48 centuries out 8 times in nineties 46 centuries and out 17 times in nineties close to 32000 thousand runs and 600 mathes 21 years and still going strong this is not joke hat's of to master

  • on October 7, 2010, 10:41 GMT

    CONGRATS SACHIN.......U WON DA PLAYER OF THE YEAR N PEOPLES CHOICE AWARD ALSO WHICH YOU HAVE BEEN WINNING SINCE TWO DECADES............!!!

  • shri619 on October 7, 2010, 10:33 GMT

    @samuditha. the award's are given by icc commitiy it is not given by bcci and i still say he dosen't need any award he is the best one of the best you can not rate sachin tendulkar after 21 years of hardwork he has done lot for the country at the age of 37 he has won the award that tell's the story of his hard work and commitment.

  • XooX on October 7, 2010, 10:32 GMT

    @Hasan Raza Are you that person who made his debut for Pakistan as a 14 year old and then disappeared? No wonder it's a case of sour grapes.. LOL

  • Akhtar_Uttara9 on October 7, 2010, 10:16 GMT

    Mr/Mrs PcDadda, except you everyone feels that Tendulker should retire by this time.

  • bd_zindabad on October 7, 2010, 10:15 GMT

    tamim iqbal ranks higher than katich in test run for 2010 and with superior avg. in fact, hea higher than amla, kallis as well. why isnt he in the test team? freking ridiculous !!!

  • M_H_K on October 7, 2010, 10:09 GMT

    Now the ICC awards have also started to go to the direction where the money lies.

  • on October 7, 2010, 10:06 GMT

    Could someone please explain to me why the Father of Indian cricket, RanjitSinghji did not get a look in by selectors of ICC Hall of Fame? I think it's a disgrace for Cricket World and a shame for ICC for their sheer ignorence for such a cricket personality and his unique record of permormane. As a cricket lover, I persnally wrote to ICC but unfortunately, did not get any positive reply.

  • sweetspot on October 7, 2010, 10:06 GMT

    @Asif_Iqbal - Wait till there is a new award instituted for Fixer of the Year. All those in contention will be Pakistanis.

  • dkrk on October 7, 2010, 9:59 GMT

    the award winners were chosen fairly, according to me. It is because India have played exceptional cricket over the review period that Sehwag, Sachin n Dhoni have gt top honours. And conditions n places cannot b blamed bcoz India also has to follow the original FTP like other nations. The selection has been based on stats, not nations :)

  • chulbul.pandey on October 7, 2010, 9:59 GMT

    Sachin should play till 2015 world cup and then he should retire and make way for younger players

  • on October 7, 2010, 9:54 GMT

    Sachin Tendulkar..the greatest....

  • geraldf on October 7, 2010, 9:51 GMT

    @sl_2010, please learn to spell before you make such ignorant remarks. Murali really deserved getting the award hey? He sure did, he played a might 1 game this year. What an achievement. Don't be jealous that no Sri Lankans won any awards. If it was up to you, Jayasuriya would be ODI player of the year. Sehwag revolutionized test batting. If the awards are so biased towards Indians, how come De villiers won the ODI award?

  • on October 7, 2010, 9:34 GMT

    This Award Function Very Funny And Drama

  • on October 7, 2010, 9:32 GMT

    Umar Akmal And Graeme Swann Best Choice of All Format OF CriCket ...

  • on October 7, 2010, 9:19 GMT

    it should be " THE RICHEST BOARD RULES AWARD" missing out Dilshan for T20I , Umar Gul for ODI, Murli for Tests, Ricky Pointing for Test Captaincy.... simply pathetic...

  • on October 7, 2010, 9:05 GMT

    India lost the matches to front-line teams in the world than any other countries when Sachin was playing. He scored runs, but it is just like me have crores of rupees and my family died because of hunger. Individual records never count in Cricket as a whole game. A persons presence is more than anything in the cricket out feild. For eg: Sanath Jayasurya.I know Sachin Tendulkar from the moment he bats for India. And he once told to the Sportsstar that his ambition is to score much centuries as possible. And so he is doing his job very well. The statistics were mere numbers and a players contribution to the team means nothing but involve in every moment of the game. And I am repeating--Cricket is a team game. No individual record is important. By saying that Sachin is greater than any other player means all are in fool's paradise. Cricketers come and move. Only their contribution to the entire scenario remains. India lost the matches to front-line teams in the world than any other countr

  • on October 7, 2010, 8:53 GMT

    Well done Sachin!! You deserved many more of these awards!

  • nzcricket174 on October 7, 2010, 8:49 GMT

    There needs to be an award for "Best contribution to cricket", which would mean not just any player who scored 1000 runs or picked up 50 wickets to win it. Someone like Daniel Vettori would finally be noticed for the work he does. Outside of New Zealand, no one realises how much effort he puts into New Zealand cricket without any recognition. Let me run you down on what he does. He is a player, captain, coach, selector and a motivator. He leads a team of less skillful players and does a wonderful job. Someone like him deserves more credit than he gets. He is an extremely good player and he would be selected in any XI around the world. Overall, congratulations to those on their awards (another one to Tendulkar, nice!). Glad to see Sehwag's feet finally moving to grab that award.

  • on October 7, 2010, 8:41 GMT

    Congrats for SACHIN & all the players

  • Amjad_Bukhari on October 7, 2010, 8:33 GMT

    Well all the CHOICES r good, But i am surprised for Steven FINN. What he has done to be named EMERGING PLAYER. Only he has played against Bangladesh (ICC Ranking 9) and Pakistan (ICC Ranking 6), a fragile batting line up with least experience. And even he played in ideal conditions of England. So he did nothing special to get the award. (ICC just has made ECB or England happy). Umar Akmal was a better contender. He has played against NZ, Aust, England at their grounds. He made most of runs against them at their grounds (except England) and scored centuries in NZ and Aust. He played good innings in T20 World Cup. He is only 19. Muhammad Aamir was a automatic choice keeping his performance of the year.Bt he is not there for scandal. So ICC judges has not done justice in this case. Will FINN emerge as a dangeros bowler in Ashes. I dont think so. He has yet to face Aus, S Africans and Indian Batsmen. He has yet to face mighty bats of sachin, ponting, sehwag, kalis, hussey, smith, jayawrdne

  • uglyhunK on October 7, 2010, 8:27 GMT

    Contribution to India's success in Tests before 2000 ========================================= http://stats.cricinfo.com/ci/engine/stats/index.html?class=1;filter=advanced;orderby=runs;player_involve=1934;result=1;result=3;result=4;spanmax1=31+Dec+1999;spanmin1=01+Jan+1990;spanval1=span;team=6;template=results;type=batting

    Contribution to India's success in Tests after 2000 ======================================= http://stats.cricinfo.com/ci/engine/stats/index.html?class=1;filter=advanced;orderby=runs;result=1;result=3;result=4;spanmax1=07+Oct+2010;spanmin1=07+Oct+2000;spanval1=span;team=6;template=results;type=batting

    See for yourself where Sachin stands....you dumb ass Sachin haters...ignorants of first order

  • Harmony111 on October 7, 2010, 8:24 GMT

    Sachin scored 673 runs in the 2003 WC. In the final he scored only 4 runs chasing 360. Some ppl accused him of failing when it mattered the most. Well, somehow it seems that on most occasions when Sachin comes to bat, it is usually a "really matters" situation. Did he not score 98 against Pak chasing 270? Was that not a really mattering match? He contributed heavily in almost every match then. Those ppl who accuse him of playing for himself do not see that he got out cheaply in the final trying to score quick runs cos Ind was chasing a huge target. What then? Whe he gets runs, some say he plays for himself and when he goes for quick runs and gets out these same ppl say he cant score when it matters the most. In the last match, VVS scored 73 but didn't Sachin too contribute with 98+38? How many memorable knocks has Ponting played? A WC final knock thats it. Steve Waugh got a 100 in WC S6 thats it. Problem is that Sachin failed before he could succed and therefore thats the impression.

  • on October 7, 2010, 8:22 GMT

    No counts abt his awards. V all love you sachiN!

  • MushiKhan on October 7, 2010, 8:20 GMT

    Congrats ...................Sachin...... All the best... and keep going on same spirits ;)

  • Harmony111 on October 7, 2010, 8:16 GMT

    Another Sachin Article and yet another discussion on his utility. Those who say that Sachin plays for himself and not for the country please tell me what they mean by this "playing for the country" thing? Does it mean making room outside the off stump at the very first ball in order to score quick runs and then getting out? Does it mean scoring 5 ducks in 6 matches and getting out by hitting the ball in the air and then walking off the pitch nonchalantly? Does it mean trying to get a 100 when reaching the score of 82 by trying to hit 3 6s of 3 balls and then getting out at 94, leaving the team precarious? In any team sport, each player is an individual. He is playing as himself, he will do things as he can do, to the best of his ability. If others do not contribute, the team is likely to lose but in any case, this individual's personal graph would be up. It is stupid and ignorant of someone to accuse this individual of playing for records and himself.

  • GEBF on October 7, 2010, 8:12 GMT

    The ICC Test Eleven s not coordinated, it seems. Not sure what made Dhoni the Captain when you got Ponting in the XI . And Dhoni's wicket keeping skills are not great neither. The other notable observations are : The Emerging Player is not in the Team & Murali has missed though he was still playing during the review period. Seems lot of bias towards India as they are the No 1 team.

  • BALA_MIB on October 7, 2010, 8:12 GMT

    Congratulation to all the players. The test and the ODI team was a very nice choice.

  • sl_2010 on October 7, 2010, 8:05 GMT

    Ohh Dear !!! what a joke !! how can be shewag the test cricketer of the year !! what about Hasheem Amla, what about Murali, only thing shewag did was SODA BOTTELE BREAKING style batting as a opening batter more than 80% of matches in home conditions.Amla performed every where specially in sub continent spining pitches.Murali played brialnlty to achieve 800 wickets, not only achieving he made that achievement when team is wining, BUT SHEWAG !!! better to name this as ICC Indian Cricket Awards rather than ICC World Cricket Awards

  • charan200 on October 7, 2010, 7:59 GMT

    first of all congrats to little master for a presigious icc player of the year.i thought he would also grab odi player but unfortunately devillers got the award(deficit is he played less num of matches than devilliers).Akhtar_Uttara9 said that sachin has to retire now.i wont agree with him.first he have to know abt what he was talking.sachin alone can't win the world cup for india.it should be a team effort.sachin's avg in all world cup's is 60.he got 14 man of the matches in wc.almost 2000+ runs in wc.if people start counting his records there would be no limit.jus shut up anti's.at the age of 37 he's playing like a champion in all formats of d game.he is a legend.he had won so many matches for india.out of his 94 centuries 73 games india have won.12 r losses and 11 r draw.when he scores a century india's win ratio is abv 75%.critics don't know abt hi m jus see the records of him..he z the savior of india for 21 years..jai ho sachin

  • on October 7, 2010, 7:58 GMT

    Congrats Sachin... But i do believe that the Blackcaps captin Daniel Vettori should have at least received the ODI player of the year or cricketer of the year. Because the way Vettori has marshalled his troops and admirably led from the front has been a pleasure to watch. I love watching Vettori bowl and the way he uses his flight and veries his speed is fantastic. But overall well done Sachin has had a very decent year so congratualations...

  • on October 7, 2010, 7:54 GMT

    "BETTER LATE THAN NEVER"

    VPT --

  • charan200 on October 7, 2010, 7:54 GMT

    first of all congrats to little master for a presigious icc player of the year...i thought he would also grab odi player but unfortunately devillers got the award

  • rahul1981 on October 7, 2010, 7:52 GMT

    @akhtar: i don't know who do you refer to as "everyone" when u wish sachin is not in the indian team anymore. irony that ppl blame tendulkar that he failed to help india win a world cup. In a team game called cricket, if a person returns from the funeral of his father, goes on to score 673 runs (highest ever by anyone in a world cup) and yet the team fails to win a world cup..... then who is to be blamed .... one person who did better than the whole world playing cricket in that cricketfest or the 10 remaining players who .... even if able to give 50% of this one man, would have crushed each and every team like anything. but no....ppl who are jealous of this great gem india posses will find some way to criticize him. but that doesn't deter him to score a double ton, 1064 runs at an average of 81.84 in ten Tests and 914 runs in 17 ODIs at 65.28 to win this accolade. never mind, sachin can singlehandedly tear apart any shoaib AKHTAR in a world cup match :)

  • on October 7, 2010, 7:42 GMT

    see this is the life ones will go and another will come, indeed veterans will go and new blood will arrive, nothing to worry not keeping the same grade and quality, now u dont observe Au cricket.

  • on October 7, 2010, 7:27 GMT

    SACHIN ..................................

  • Balumekka on October 7, 2010, 7:23 GMT

    Congratulations from Sri Lanka! The prize was bagged by the most deserving cricketer for it. as a kid I used to hate Sachin and Sidhu, cos these two kept on hammering the Sri Lankan bowlers during early 90s, and Sachin is still doing so. I have only seen the vedios of Bradmen, Sobers and Viv Richards, but I feel Sachin is at least equal to them if not superior to them, because of the following reasons. 1. He was the leading batsman of his era, without much difficulty on all the aspects (statistics, technique, determination) 2. he is equally successful in all the formats of the game. 3. He has a great record overseas with a much better record in Australia and England

  • scud1983 on October 7, 2010, 7:23 GMT

    i dont understand.. why in the blue hell has he still not received the Bharat Ratna Award.. its blooddy 20+ years of impeccable service to the nation... uncontroverisal and clean image.. he has represented India for 20+ years in international sports !! who else has done that?

  • on October 7, 2010, 7:19 GMT

    Obviously Sachin Tendulkar deserves the best cricketer of the year award. He is the world's best batsmen. V. Bhagirath Kumar, Hyderabad, India.

  • Pratik_vodka on October 7, 2010, 7:16 GMT

    i would go one step ahead and say the Cricketer of the year should be changed from Sir Sobers Trophy (for whom i have a lot of respect and regard) to Sachin Tendulkar trophy! ..hmm sachin wins Sachin tendulkar trophy na maybe let it be sobers trophy for a few more years .. then maybe we can change it ... Anyway Congratz to Sachin totally deserves it so does Sehwag ... others Like Finn a little iffy... though i think Matthews is clearly better .. than Umar akmal also ... other than that ... an ICC ODI team and Test team can never convince all specially when there are 11 chosen ... so i dont really care about those but ICC got most of them correct than wrong .. so all in all good award show ... get to say this very few times .. Good Job ICC

  • Saurabh.BASEIT on October 7, 2010, 7:09 GMT

    Congrats to Sachin Ramesh Tendulker

  • karthikfromchennai on October 7, 2010, 7:08 GMT

    ever since he tormented the then great abdul qadir he has achieved everything that one could dream of in cricket. Sachin has nothing to prove anyone. The ICC awards have come very late to him. Go on Sachin....keep entertaining us....we love you. We INDIANS are proud of your achievements.

  • paddyking on October 7, 2010, 7:05 GMT

    Hello all, a lot of funny talks. so let me say : what is the use of lara without a world cup, use of chappel,grieg,botham,hadlee without helping their countries win a world cup. someone may even ask why bradman or others did not help win worldcup. these are talks that are arbitrary and certain things are not valid at all. its like saying Messi is the best footballer in the world, but argentina did not win the cup. that means, Messi is useless(that sounds odd ). So, given the fact, Tendulkar is by every means, one of the greatest cricketers that the world has produced, and try to learn from him and use his services and knowledge to move ahead. about 200 factor, tendulkar was the first man to score 200 in ODI, but there was a lady cricketer who achieved this feet quite earlier. none of the commentators mentioned it during the India vs SA match. so these tiny things, commentators should learn..

  • karthikfromchennai on October 7, 2010, 7:03 GMT

    is there any award for best tainters, best spot fixers, best cheaters....you know who will get these awards.

  • samuditha on October 7, 2010, 7:02 GMT

    LOL.tendulkar is not the cricketer of the year..he got because ICB wants to have that for there best made of cricketer..tendukar got that using Indian power in cricket...to my opinion grame swan should hold dat..

  • on October 7, 2010, 6:50 GMT

    A genius is never finished.....................SACHIN TENDULKAR

  • Truemans_Ghost on October 7, 2010, 6:41 GMT

    I never understand why people feel it is neccessary to put down Tendulkar- how can anyone seriously doubt that he is a great player? He might have a couple of flaws but they are smaller than any other modern batsman I can think of. Perhaps the hyperbolic worship of the ian fans just annoys people into disliking him. This has been one of the best years of his career. It is hard to grudge him the award.

    Tough on both Hashim Amla and Swann to come out with nothing after the years they've had. Finn is maybe an odd choice, but surely by the nature of an emerging player award, it will be a couple of years before we can judge whether the decision was right or not.

  • nlambda on October 7, 2010, 6:40 GMT

    The only joy for Pak fans today seems to be from insulting Sachin on cricinfo comments :-)

    Still waiting for the day when anyone from Pak scores even 9,000 test runs... no wonder there are so many people from there saying it is NO USE Sachin scoring ~14,000 test runs! Everything seems to be no use when you are useless.

  • on October 7, 2010, 6:35 GMT

    I think Sachin should also win ODI Player of the year as his performance was outstanding past 15 months which include first double ton in the history........ NOT FAIR JURY.....

  • Rumy1 on October 7, 2010, 6:31 GMT

    Congrats to Sachin and Sehwag. They yet again do us proud. May God give another couple of years to the greats - Sachin, Dravid and Laxman. Sehwag continues to enance his reputation as one of all time greats of cricket. May God give sense and wisdom and objectivity to current crop of jokers-Srikanth and his cronies to bring back the likes of experienced and consistent performers - Jaffer and Kaif and groom talented youngsters like Badrinath, Pujara and Rahane as replacements for these 3 greats. A great Test or ODI team is not counted on the XI but on the best 15 or 16 you have in the Team. Beyond these greats, based on proven performance, temperament and potential, I think the TEST team should look like this..Jaffer, Gambhir, Sehwag, Kaif, Badrinath, Pujara, Rahane, Dhoni, Zaheer, Munaf, Dhawal, RP Singh, Piyush, Harbhajan, Ojha. The ODI team should look like this...Gambhir, Sehwag, Badrinath, Kaif, Yuvraj, Raina, Rahane, Dhoni, Piyush, Munaf, Praveen, Zaheer, Nehra, Ojha and Ashwin.

  • on October 7, 2010, 6:25 GMT

    There are atleast 10 awards given by ICC, and cricinfo has created separate stories for each one of them, but still this page has most number of comments on it. This should be more than enough to understand the value of Sachin in Cricket. Be a fan, a lover or a critic or just a jealous person, Sachin does matter a lot in each of our life, and all of us have proved that time and again...For me, Thanks sachin for giving us some of the greatest moments in Cricket...and you are still not finished

  • dhanusha_so on October 7, 2010, 6:20 GMT

    NOOOOOOOOOOO Sri lankans???????????????

  • on October 7, 2010, 6:17 GMT

    I cant understand how Sachin missed out of One day player of the year award.914 runs in 17 ODIs at an average of 65.28 with a 175 against Australia and 200* against South Africa.You must be kidding.He clearly deserves it.Only thing that might have gone against him is jury might have thought it would become too many awards for him!

  • KaZsa on October 7, 2010, 6:13 GMT

    Wow Sachin comments all round.This is a perfect ceremony to make the Indian fans happy.Wish they got the spirit of cricket award as well.What a cartoon it would have made.Congratz to Sachin for a great year.Dhoni the best captain eh....Hey Indian fans aren't you gonna ask for a special award for Laxman's innings...common guys you need to stand up against this injustice of not giving Laxman an award.What about Ishant Sharma??Doesn't he deserve some award for his bowling against Australia.

  • first_slip on October 7, 2010, 6:13 GMT

    @adrianct1971you hate sri lanken cricket team right, sri lanka alrady won the Asia Cup 2008 under Sangakkaras captaincy & was in the ICC world T20 final 2008 & Semis in 2010, yes when it comes to ICC Awards sri lankens never going to get awads since India rules the ICC,& most of the Judges don't like sri lanka as a Cricketing nation, & since they are appointed the way BCCI wanted by ICC, @ Shine Kr, your are absolutely right mate, @Shine Kr agai what are the Sangakkara's & mahelas Records mate?

  • Bhutpret on October 7, 2010, 6:08 GMT

    There are two different teams one where players are caught on camera scratching thier balls and where the captain and players are accussed (not guilty until proven they say !) of fixing matches and another one where you have class like Tendulkar, Dravid and Laxman. Clean as they come. Whose side are you on ?

  • on October 7, 2010, 6:06 GMT

    The outstander and cricketer of all time congrats your first ICC award.

  • gfthgh on October 7, 2010, 5:59 GMT

    i hope sachin wold play the one day against aus. worry is the selection plicey of sreeekanth. one of the badest selection chairman we ever senned. only give chance to tamilnady players and sreesanth and channai super king plyers. selecters should not be allowded to participate for any franchisese also aot allowdwd to talk to the media.up to the vengidasarker these are the rules but now you look at sreekanth his main importance is how to give chance to his son in the indian team.he is giving more chance to murali vijay why?selection of team aginst south africa was poor.selection team in zimbava is vvery poor.there is one mumbai plyer whose avg is over 65 in first class but he take tamil nadu players.also youvaraj scored brilant 200 runs in rest of india match.he is brilint middle order player.because playing of laxman is not sure in that condition he have to give chance to youvi. sack the selecter. i hope sachin will complete 100 centurey in all form of cricket this year. thank you.....

  • on October 7, 2010, 5:58 GMT

    Tendulkar Deserved the award after his service to the cricket for last two decades. His performance is justified for trophies specially now a days we can see new tendulkar ( not much concern about his own records like in late 90s and early 2000). i still wonder why they choose Dhoni as wicket keeper for teast team he is not a great keeper like BOucher or he isnt great test cricketer like Sanga..yes i accept he is a lucky captain but i wonder is this the qualification to become test skipper of ICC 11 ?

  • on October 7, 2010, 5:56 GMT

    @ Akhtar_Uttara9 on (October 07 2010, 02:48 AM GMT)

    //Congrats to Tendulker. But everyone feels that He should retire now.//

    Yes sure, everyone - ie., players and supporters of other countries - feel that he should have retired long back. Hard luck mates..

  • Ritumax on October 7, 2010, 5:55 GMT

    Sachin has played immensely well in the past 12 months. Even his greatest crictics admit that he has been the backbone of the Indian cricket team for years. Its great to see him receiving the ICC cricketer of the year award and the People's choice award. Truly, a living legend. He continues to entertain and win matches for India even at this age.

  • maddy20 on October 7, 2010, 5:54 GMT

    @Misslie1 I don't think there is an award called fixer of the year!

  • sathish4042 on October 7, 2010, 5:53 GMT

    sachin surely deserves this..What a man..waiting for the day wen u reieve the great BHARAT RATNA....

  • rakr on October 7, 2010, 5:47 GMT

    he is also one day player of the year! but he edged out of it!.. watever he is best in cricket!..... and for 200 record in odi he should get special award!. but?

  • Something_Witty on October 7, 2010, 5:47 GMT

    What. A. Joke. Is all I can say. Sehwag, Swann and Watson were all FAR more deserving candidates. Take nothing away from Tendulkar, he has been in wonderful form in the past year, but his contribution to India's performance pales in comparison to the other Sehwag Swann and Waton's contribution to each of their teams' performances. The ICC really are making themselves the laughing stock of knowledgeable cricket fans.

  • samy_23 on October 7, 2010, 5:46 GMT

    Congrats to Tendulker!...Best cricketer I have seen ever all the formats of cricket, Looking for good performance future…..God blessed!.....

  • rahulppppp on October 7, 2010, 5:44 GMT

    retyring is not the subject of us. sachin and rahul all know when to retyre than us.as long as they are perfoming they can play age is not a matter . in olden days 36 considering to be retyring age but now because od new sergerys and medicine you van extent 2 to 3 years more. because most of prolonged injurey can be cured 90% because of new devalpement in sports medicine and eye currecting technique , hand to eyi codination excise and tretement and speed of motion incresing excise in the field realey helpfull so that they can extent up to 44 years.because they have spectial talent and the experiance and confident and also gods gift.so i think sachin can play another 4 years if no injurey like tennis elbow or back injurey like nasthey injurey thrtend him. iam waiting to watch india and aus onday international . i think sachin will play in that we miss ponding watsen and bolinger.we have'nt watched sachin plying in colour for india after 200 runs .it will be prepration for the team.

  • Truecricketbuff on October 7, 2010, 5:37 GMT

    SACHIN TENDULKAR = GREATEST BATSMAN OF ALL TIME. PERIOD.

  • postsituationist on October 7, 2010, 5:36 GMT

    To those questioning Tendulkar's place in this side---or any side--two words: go away.

  • cenitin on October 7, 2010, 5:27 GMT

    Friends I think its a big mis conception that Sachin doesn't contribute for team... Sachin scored 48 centuries in 169 matches that means he scored century in every 169/48 = 3.52 matches. Ponting scored in every 3.75, Lara in 3.85 , Dravid in 4.89 and Inz in 4.8 matches. So Sachin is well ahead. Also out of 48 Sachin able to win/draw for 38 times. That means he able to Win/draw a match in every 169/3 = 4.44 matches with his century. On the other hand Ponting able to do same in every 4.17 matches. This figure is 5.07 for Dravid , 5.21 for Inz and 6.55 for Lara. Only Sachin and Ponting is in the race. All others are miles behind. Ponting is little ahead than Sachin but if you consider Aus team strength during the time Ponting scored all centuries this difference is very less and justified.

  • on October 7, 2010, 5:26 GMT

    Now award got it's dignity... here after believe in ICC awards....

  • Asif_Iqbal on October 7, 2010, 5:22 GMT

    May I know the name of the jury memebers ??

  • on October 7, 2010, 5:16 GMT

    Awards - Prize - Titles and many more..... Sachin will get many more till he retires...

  • nvpar on October 7, 2010, 5:12 GMT

    Pls somebody explain. If the target to win is 250 runs and one batsman gets 100 runs and the rest of his team gets another 100, who should we blame for their loss? Should that particular batsman have scored the remaining 50 runs as well? Not only some commenters here blame the batsman who scores a 100 if his team loses, even some experts/ journalists do the same. If a batsman fails when his team loses a match, you can blame him. But this I could never understand.

  • on October 7, 2010, 5:12 GMT

    As expected he won the player of the year. But It's really tough to digest that Sachin was selected as the "One Day Player of the Year". At least for his 200, 175, n 138 (finals) they should award this as well.

  • PcDadda on October 7, 2010, 5:09 GMT

    @ Akhtar_Uttara9 : Who is this 'everyone' who thinks that Sachin should retire - does that include anyone other than you?

  • Asif_Iqbal on October 7, 2010, 5:06 GMT

    EVERY TEAM GETTING AWARD AND PAKISTANI GET THE THREAT TO BANNED THEM PLAYING CRICKET ??????????? HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA

  • on October 7, 2010, 5:01 GMT

    Congrats...... The Great Player

  • naveenacer on October 7, 2010, 4:56 GMT

    EVERY ONE LOOK AT THIS. Some are told that sachin not only winning the team,each member contributed. And and some one tells that india con't win worldcup 2011,because of sachin. You remenber that team is a team not individuality,only sachin con't win the match , when each member contributed then team win the match easily. In 2003 world cup sachin,sehwag,ganguly,nehra,srenath contributed, so india reach the final.

  • Asif_Iqbal on October 7, 2010, 4:54 GMT

    Pakistani Players not in the IPL not in the CL and now not in the ICC award and so called ICC said they not marganalized us. Shame on ICC (Indian Cricket Council)

  • RahulBhaskaranpinarayi on October 7, 2010, 4:53 GMT

    sachin has another 4 yers of international cricket left on him. best thin he have to do is to protect him self the injurey even though 21year long carrier certanley make injurey. he havve to avoid playing too much t20 for mumbai indians. in this year he plyed more than 22 t20's. but he only played 2 one day for india. Plz give more importance to to indias international match not the club cricket this is my advice to indian thinktank,selecters,bcci officials ,franchisese and sachin tendulker.if sachin there the viewes definiteley increse. now perople are saying that because of t20 onday cricket will die so to protect oneday cricket the sachin should give keen intest to playing the oneday for india. the youngsters will suceeded more if we mix youngsters with senerse otherwise if the seners go out of the cricket then indian cricket become another zimbava or westindise or packistan cricket team.but it is not the fault of the youngsters . there should be currect mix. thanks sachin ki jai..

  • fkauser on October 7, 2010, 4:51 GMT

    Congrats to everyone......the people who think Tendulkar shoudl retire now they are really thinking wrong when a man is in his golden days how can you think that,many more records to come from him and i am sure no one would be able to break his records.Great going sachin i think you should play 2015 world cup to with the same form.

  • Asif_Iqbal on October 7, 2010, 4:49 GMT

    Where is the Pakistani Player ? Finn emerging player ? why not Omar Akmal Or Amir. oh my God even no Pakistani Player in ODI and TEST team ..............huray here is Pakistani Mr.Dar best umpire of the year.

  • 114_in_final_Six_overs on October 7, 2010, 4:49 GMT

    For all the jealous souls here are few awards that ICC should have given to be even-handed and to secure less angry response towards the little master: 1. Soda Top Swing: Imran Khan 2. Nail biting finisher: Waqar Younis 3. Captain of The Year: Salman Butt 4. Best No balling pair of the Year: Amir and Asif 5. Emerging Cheater of the Year: Amir 6. Spirit of the Cricket Award: Afridi 7. Best Administrator: Ijaj Butt

  • BDHUNTER on October 7, 2010, 4:43 GMT

    I said "Old is Gold"----Congtrs to 10Dulker, But Never Compare Dhoni with Ponting...The great ponting deserve the both captancy in all format of cricket.Watch the glammber in ashes..........................................

  • sankar_sg on October 7, 2010, 4:37 GMT

    Hi Akhtar_Uttara9, You have all the rights to comment about a player here since its a public website. But ur comment is a IDIOTIC one.. he receiving best player of the year award, then whats sense in your stupid opinion of his retirement..

  • on October 7, 2010, 4:28 GMT

    @ shine kr: going with your stats, it's proved that you never follow cricket (just collecting stats from cricinfo). Do you seriously think centuries are the only innings which are to be taken into account for match winning or game changing scenario? Having played cricket, I know how intimidating is to bowl to a batsman which is looking to dominate and change all the strategies you have made against him. You have your plans and he will make his own and then you have to follow. That's the greatness of Sachin. Regarding his match winning stats, space here is too short to list all but I have literally watched all his innings and two innings in particular, 38 and 55 agnst aussies on different occasions in 2001 and 2004 (Nairobi and Mumbai) just change the course of the game. At that time, no one has the courage to do so in Indian team playing against Mcgrath and co. He knew, only he could do it so, he did.You also don't care to observe 9 nervous nineties in 2007, proving to be match winning

  • on October 7, 2010, 4:27 GMT

    he is the man who fully deserve of this award

  • Thesurin on October 7, 2010, 4:26 GMT

    Well, he got what he deserve very well.this is for sure india is doing well if he is playing well. India is no. 1 as he is too. he playing his dream innings now and india is on the top. He is GOD of cricket and nobody can reach where he stands. He is now on the hights of class and balance. in cricket there is nothing which he cant achieve. Most peolple said mohali test was his failure but i dont think so he did very well in first innings even if india being able to win this match the reason was sachin. This is true that without lax & ishant we couldn't win that but without sachin we even cldn't reach near the win. he layed very yet another near fall from century but he did very well and we very well knows what happend after his dismissal happen to india not even single player was able to score good runs. He is the Backbonn of india and if india need to do well they shold hope SACHIN do well.

  • on October 7, 2010, 4:24 GMT

    Congrats Sachin.

    - A fan from across the border

  • ashangamage on October 7, 2010, 4:19 GMT

    im Not Agree With Spirit Of The Cricinket Aword. Srilanka and Westindians Are better Than NZ 's and emerging Player Awords Shud go to Angelo Mathiws or Virath Kholi.T20 Proformances Micale Hussy Or M<ahela for His Great Double innins.No Problem With Cricketer of the Year And Test player of the year.

  • kv_aneesh on October 7, 2010, 4:18 GMT

    "Commit all your sins when Sachin is batting. They will go unnoticed coz even the GOD is watching" - A hoarding in England

  • kv_aneesh on October 7, 2010, 4:18 GMT

    There are 2 kind of batsmen in the world. One Sachin Tendulkar. Two all the others. - Andy Flower

    "I have seen god, he bats at no.4 for India" - Mathew Hayden

  • on October 7, 2010, 4:14 GMT

    @Akhtar_Uttara9 - "But everyone feels that He should retire now". No, not everyone. Thank you!

  • sanzo5 on October 7, 2010, 4:14 GMT

    Akhtar_Uttara9 i guess u are from pakistan to say that sachin should retire... no one in india is asking for him to retire... why should he?? cricket is all about playing 11 fit men in the feild who are in perfect shape and form... age has nothing to with this.... if u dont know cricket plz donmt post comments....

  • on October 7, 2010, 3:43 GMT

    @ akhtar_uttara - wait to see the indian team after the departure of sachin, dravid and laxman? what kind of a retarded statement is that? you named three of the top 10 test batsmen in the world...ofcourse its gonna be a loss but thats true for any team. and india has really great chances of winning the world cup as long we get some rhythm in our bowling attack.

  • on October 7, 2010, 3:30 GMT

    If every one said A DONKEY IS A MONKEY, you people surely will agree with that. I know that vary well. There may be people with single status -they are mother and father. Even Zim's Coventry scored 194* with 7 sixes. And I am repeating--Cricket is a team game. No individual record is important. By saying that Sachin is greater than any other player means all are in fool's paradise. Cricketers come and move. Only their contribution to the entire scenario remains. India lost the matches to front-line teams in the world than any other countries when Sachin was playing. He scored runs, but it is just like me have crores of rupees and my family died because of hunger.I know Sachin Tendulkar from the moment he bats for India. And he once told to the Sportsstar that his ambition is to score much centuries as possible. And so he is doing his job very well. The statistics were mere numbers and a players contribution to the team means nothing but he has to involve in every moment of the game.

  • ebbie-qld on October 7, 2010, 3:27 GMT

    Congrats Sachin for a well deserved award. Please Indian supporters stop saying he is the greatest. BRADMAN IS THE BEST -- FULL STOP. Also, Sachin is NOT any sort of deity, divine being or godlike individual.

  • Notout_Naveen on October 7, 2010, 3:26 GMT

    I love Sachin Tendulkar..Whenever he succeeds, it brings immense joy to me and makes me proud to be his fan and his follower!!.

    I have been following his cricket since from 1992 .His dedication , committment , focus, determination and passion in cricket is something which i admire the most.Ofcourse apart from all things he has achieved as a cricketer he is a great human being.

    Sachin rightly deserves this award this year for amazing consistency in all format of the game at the age of 37, after playing 22 years of cricket!!

    I want Sachin to score a 300 in test cricket..i wish and hope that it happens in next test match in Bangalore..

    Congratulations Sachin...Wish you all the best for the forthcoming fixtures!!

  • nidhin_cg on October 7, 2010, 3:23 GMT

    I dont know why all blame tendulker for not gettng a world cup. All have to rember this is a team game. He only cant bring the world cup. So if want to blame, blame whole team, not the individuals.

  • on October 7, 2010, 3:20 GMT

    Guys I dont understand why people are bringing up Bangladeshi players name how many test matches they have won against a higher ranked team, how many wickets they have taken outside of bangladesh. As for someones comment about Salman Butt being the highest run scorer, less said the better about that guy. If you dont like awards then there is no point of Oscars,Emy,Tony, Nobel,GoldenGlobe etc. These are a way for people to show their gratitude and appreciation to the people who have given them great joy. Please check the stats page of Cricinfo for any player and then talk

  • Nisrin.Ali on October 7, 2010, 3:11 GMT

    Im a sri lankan and true sri lankan supporter.. but i believe Sachin is the best ever player on the earth hats off for his talent and i dont know people cannot accept his talent. when ever great player was awarded people come and say he doesnt deserve. people talking about his resignation....Why Why he should... He still play like a youngster and i dont see any reoson for him to resign.. i admire a lot this great ever player and even sri lankans doesnt like ausies i admire the talent of Steve wough and ricky ponting.. Suching we know u r the best and u deserve this victory. im soo proud te hear this victory i alway expecting him to play some more years... Congrats Little master

  • on October 7, 2010, 3:10 GMT

    finally he deserves this award the best is not over yet from him

  • Nick_Pats on October 7, 2010, 3:08 GMT

    why is stuart broad there in the test team....?????

  • Akhtar_Uttara9 on October 7, 2010, 2:48 GMT

    Congrats to Tendulker. But everyone feels that He should retire now. Though it is pretty clear that He will play next 2011 world cup. Tons of runs under his belt, but if he fails to help India winning the world cup, then whats the use of having these runs & awards in his hands..!! NO USE. And I really feel India will not win the world cup in 2011. Wait to see Indian team after departure of Tendulker, Dravid & Laxman....

  • cricketveteran on October 7, 2010, 2:38 GMT

    who ever thinks sachin shouldn't be in the team i think you dont know the game of cricket... sachin has been the back bone of indian cricket and is performing the best cricket in the world at the moment. india shouldn't rush into playing with young players. india at the moment has a perfect balance of experience and good quality youngsters. so people who say that sachin is taking up a space in the batting lineup i think they are a disgrace to the game. cant they see.... how good sachin is contributing!!! they must be blind.

  • on October 7, 2010, 2:27 GMT

    As Sachin says, it will come when it is to come. He keeps playing, scoring runs and the awards keep coming to him. Hats off to a great player who makes INDIA proud even at the age of 37 plus.

  • Missiles on October 7, 2010, 2:18 GMT

    I agree - the Cricketere of the Year award should go to Salman Butt or Amir or Asif!

  • Rohan1 on October 7, 2010, 2:10 GMT

    When the history of cricket is written it will be divided into 2 periods- BT and AT........Before TENDULKAR and After TENDULKAR!!! Noone, repeat noone, is ever going to get the cricketer of the year award after 21 yrs . Tendulkar is now on par with Bradman as the greatest batsman ever.

  • Sakthidaran on October 7, 2010, 2:05 GMT

    Sachin is selected as cricketer of the year. This is given to a player who excel in both format of the game. Shewag is not even in ODI team of the year. Only other player in both category is Bolinger. So actually the selectors choose Sachin over Bolinger for this award. Looks like there is no other choice for the selectors. If you think if someone has played better than Sachin or Bolinger, why they are not in 11s of Test and ODI? If they are not in world 11, then you should complain about a place in the 11 first and then think about whether they are eligible for award.

  • manasvi_lingam on October 7, 2010, 2:05 GMT

    Well, a good list of choices and naturally there are 2 major awards for India because the last year was fairly good for us. I for sure, was almost certain that Tendulkar's performances in both Tests and in ODIs(even though he didn't play all of them) and the unofficial IPl, etc would have boosted his chances much more than the others. He scored at an average of 80+ in Tests and 65+ in ODIs, both of which are just brilliant.

  • on October 7, 2010, 2:04 GMT

    @Nasimul Ghani,

    "Personally a failed captain ... Just to make world record this out of form has been kept on Int team. ... You have a good sense of humour if you understand what I mean. I can see your 'level of understanding ' of cricketing abilities from your post. India is number 1 and in the process sachin has made all these records. If India was a lowly team like WI was with Lara, what you said would still have made some sense. Though I don't link WI failure was linked to Laras form ever.Sachin is the most complete batsmen of our times. When most of the expert cricketers (Chapell, Tony Grieg etc.) feel that he is in the form of his life , you 'expert' comment seems to be very different. But everyone is entitled to his opinion. I don't think anyone else deserved this award than Sachin did. Sehwag's batting style is different and he takes lot more risks. Sachin is a complete batsman with very few flaws in his batting and he learns from every experience.

  • enqyoob on October 7, 2010, 2:00 GMT

    Wow! For once the ICC has acted with class.

  • on October 7, 2010, 1:58 GMT

    WHR IS THE SPL AWARD FOR 200 RUNNS ?

  • meatballeditor on October 7, 2010, 1:52 GMT

    Congratulations to Rachel Heyhoe-Flint on her induction into the ICC Hall of Fame. Also congrats to Shelley Nitschke on winning Woman Cricketer of the Year award.

  • on October 7, 2010, 1:49 GMT

    Finally Tendulkar gets it. Good on you Sachin! we are proud of you!

  • knowledge_eater on October 7, 2010, 1:35 GMT

    People need to stop listening to so called great game analyzer or great cricket fan or great websites and also stop reading other people reactions and think "oohhh yeah he could be right you know". My advice is to watch real match first then evaluate batting or bowling by yourself (if you know enough about cricket) then give an opinion. I am not against freedom of speech, I am against freedom of Ignorance. It gives me aneurysm and ulcers in stomach. 36 years old running faster than 20 years old and scoring more than 26 years old, doesn't it stimulate your own life as well, like WOHhh thats amazing. ?? Why can't I do that too?

  • nlambda on October 7, 2010, 1:35 GMT

    After reading so many really strong anti-Sachin comments I do feel that the ICC should have offered some award to Pak cricketers as well. That would have led to a much cooler reaction on cricinfo. I like someone's suggestion below of Emerging Cheater of the Year award to Amir, Golden Teeth award to Afridi (I personally like the more applicable Ball Tamperer of the Year award - more generic). Pak can be sure of winning at least one award every year then, and their fans won't have to vent here as much!

  • Mahesh_Eswar on October 7, 2010, 1:31 GMT

    SHINE: Please interpret your data appropriately. Take out the number of matches lost from the players' respective centuries and do the comparison. Dravid:29-1=28 matches not lost, Inzy:25-2=23 matches not lost, Ponting:39-4=35 matches not lost,Sachin:47-10=37 matches not lost, Lara:34-14=20 matches not lost. Now tell me whose centuries have been valuable for their teams???

  • Crickets_Guru on October 7, 2010, 1:30 GMT

    No one deserves this award more than the genius Tendulkar. Not only his cricket talents and achievements are second to none but also he has maintained dignity and stewardhip. He is amongst the best ambassadors of cricket. At 37 he is still the best and even 100000 youngsters cant equal a Tendulkar. I hope he keeps playong till he reaches 50. Nasimul Ghani obviously you are not happy that Tendulkar has won the prize because he is not a match fixer. Look at his record before making such naive and jealous statements.

  • AvidCricFan on October 7, 2010, 1:28 GMT

    Why is India number 1 in test? Performance of Sachin and Viru made it happen. They scored at 81 and 86 average in the last year. Both continue their form against Aussies too.

  • knowledge_eater on October 7, 2010, 1:27 GMT

    Now just think hypothetically, and even personally I want that to happen, what if Sachin plays like this till he may become first man to play 200th test match and 500th ODI ! It always make me happy when Tendulkar always gives credit to coaches he has played under. I still remember as soon as India become number1 in test, he gave full credit to all support staff right away. He is Mammoth who doesn't need to give credit to anybody and he manages to praise others more than he praises himself. He could have easily said I work so hard on my batting or I am the "one". But he doesn't. I like this award thing, to be honest, its very good stimulator, kind of feedback mechanism for youngster as well. Peace

  • ballav on October 7, 2010, 1:23 GMT

    Nasimul Ghani obviously doesnot understand cricket..!! How embarrased the entire performance of Indian team was because of the presence of Sachin Tendulkar?? ~ joke of the century..!!

  • on October 7, 2010, 0:54 GMT

    Tendulkar Wins Cricketer of the Year

  • on October 7, 2010, 0:34 GMT

    Sachin wins 'Cricketer of the Year' award. Isn't he the cricketer of eternity...

  • on October 7, 2010, 0:31 GMT

    Tendulkar is overrated. He may be a good batsman but the reason why I never liked him is because I never thought he ever contributed anything to team India. His career is full of useless personal achievements. I would rather consider Sehwag as a better player then him. At least he plays for his country , not for himself.

  • on October 7, 2010, 0:18 GMT

    its sad to see this, if amir and asif would have been nominated, pakistan wud have easily bagged two awards.

  • raza187 on October 7, 2010, 0:02 GMT

    saching is the best...forget the controversy and BS...man deserve that s!@#

  • on October 6, 2010, 23:54 GMT

    who else!!!! worlds all time # 1 batsman!!

  • on October 6, 2010, 22:58 GMT

    Amazing what he is doing at his age... Little maestro - the best !!!

  • on October 6, 2010, 22:38 GMT

    "GOD OF CRICKET" thats what we call SRT.......so no comparison...he deserved this award way more than any other cricketer...cheers...

  • Aamir_x22 on October 6, 2010, 22:37 GMT

    @Nasimul = your few points are quite ok but overall rejected ...sachin has class and he deserved this award even , this kind of awards not gonna make any impact because he is at that Upper stage

    @Kreacher= your right as well , but now i think sachin , dravid and laxman etc should get retired for new indian talent ..

    @cenitin = friend , Lara was lara and i dont think any one has his class ... he was better then inzi , yousuf , sachin , rahul or KP ...... was outstanding cricketer and great entertainer

  • ruchinn on October 6, 2010, 22:36 GMT

    @Kreacher, You are absolutely correct. Tendulkar's contributions have been significant. In the last test match although Laxman starred, Tendulkar played an important part by making 98, although there were many others who also contributed equally. Tendulkar has been sensational & has set new benchmarks for players. If age is the criteria then players who are younger should be making more centuries & bigger scores but that is not the case, which only goes on to show he is getting better with age.

  • on October 6, 2010, 22:21 GMT

    Sachin...........you are super, As long as these award have name from indian team (not biased but want to see anyone perform for my team) on it.

    Shakib is very good day by day, but if you are comparing to daniel vettori, vettori wins anyday over shakib. Shakib still have to play quite more matches to have apple to apple comparison.

  • cenitin on October 6, 2010, 22:12 GMT

    Sachin made 38 centuries in win/draw.....Ponting made 35 in win/draw....Dravid made 28 in win/draw..... lara made 20 in win/draw.....S waugh 27 in win/draw...kallis 32 in win/draw....if a person makes 10 centuries and out of which 7 are in win/draw and another person makes 5 centuries out of which 4 are win/draw...you people credit should go to person contributed more in win/draw i.e. 7 times for his team ...if he makes more century credit should goes to him.. but you will tell him your percentage is low..you should concentrate who helped his team more number of times...even his match/century is better than others...its not Sachin fault that he scored more centuries..he helped his team most number of times..

  • Kreacher_Rocks on October 6, 2010, 21:46 GMT

    @Nasimul Ghani, Very queer argument. In the period under consideration Tendulkar made 6 test centuries, 2 in draws (one being the classic 203 against SL while battling follow-on), 1 in defeat and 3 in victories. None of the 3 tons in victories count as significant contributions? What about ODIs? 3 centuries with 2 scores above 150, and the one century in defeat being a pretty good 175 against an Australian total of 350. The centuries in victory fetched 138 and 200*. Surely these are significant contributions. People go through entire careers without crossing 150 in ODIs - Tendulkar did it thrice in 1 year (though his 163* in NZ was outside the period of consideration for the award). Pray tell, which youngster's slot has he occupied? You are just sore because he thumped Saeed Anwar's 194 in blazing style in his late 30's and if he had retired a decade back as you suggest he wouldn't have been able to do so.

  • on October 6, 2010, 21:20 GMT

    its gr8 ..d days finally comes.. salute to u master.. GOD

  • subu126 on October 6, 2010, 21:13 GMT

    I feel people are jealous of Scahin & his talent. No one can match Sachin. People criticizing Sachin are just satisfying their aimless pursuit.

  • nav84 on October 6, 2010, 21:12 GMT

    To all the sachinnd team india fans.. Let d losers crib. Their cribbin wont tk nythn away from sachin, sehwag nd dhoni nd neither will it compensate for their loser teams' loser players not gettin nythn. Yeah mayb it will help dem in venting out sum frustation o deirs for hvin to support a loser team full of losers. I mean we won a match yesterday n awards today. While we r njoin n celebratin, we should let d lesser blessed ones atleast crib.

    To all d losers,.. Please carry on. We completely sympthasize with you.

  • on October 6, 2010, 20:51 GMT

    I totally agree with Mannix16 how sachin is stopping young talents from blossming. Mannix16 can you explain who the young talents are. The young talents I know are sometime not even capable of playing 20 overs. Mannix16 can you explain what you mean by contribution to victory. My understanding is even in the last test match he scored a valuable 98.

  • on October 6, 2010, 20:45 GMT

    After 2007 world cup everyone questioned sachin and wanted him to retire gracefully. Sachin Tendulkar proved with his bat that he is genius by transforming into a better a player. All the critics of Sachin Tendulkar please don't stop as it will help Sachin Tendulkar become a better player.

  • cenitin on October 6, 2010, 20:43 GMT

    Someone provided stats and proved percentage of India win/ draw is less when Sachin scored a century compare to Ponting, Dravid and Inzi. Even the same is true for great Lara too and his percentage lower than Sachin too. This stats is favouring Lara and Sachin. That proves even they scored a century other 10 players of there team wasn't able to perform consistently. And everone who watched the Sachin and Lara carrirer over the years would be agree. This is the bitter truth. From 1989 to 1996 India batting line up start and end with only one man Sachin...specially in foregin conditons...even in India too only Azhar was the only one who can be called a batsman. The same thing appplies for Lara true. Before Chanderpaul and Sarwan to some extent he was the lone warrior. Same thing applies for bowling too. India bolwlers were good in home conditions (only spinnners) and below avg outside sub continent. Ponting, Dravid and Inzi always had good players alongside them.

  • on October 6, 2010, 20:38 GMT

    @shine kr (for the uncalled controversy u tried to create) : I am going to buy your rubbish logic and comments if you can answer one thing LOGICALLY : if you are saying sachin is over hyped, could you please explain why Sachin ? why not someone else ? And dont try to go to conspiracy theories to answer that..EXPLAIN LOGICALLY (if u can)!

  • rushit1993 on October 6, 2010, 20:30 GMT

    Pakistan should get the award fo best match fixer

  • on October 6, 2010, 20:03 GMT

    I think Teldulker don't deserve this award . Tenduldar had no significant contribution to any win of India. ICC is dominated by Indian may be one of the main reason. Even so award they should reward indian players like shewag who are a genuine match winner with better performance than this God of indian Cricket. He should have resign a decade ago when he was out of form, I heard my sensible non emotional Indian friend stating how young cricket talents had been sidelined by including Sachin tendulkar to the team and how embarrased the entire performace of Indian team was because to presence of player like Tendulkar. Personally a failed captain he had rather shamefully not resigned many yrs ago. Just to make world record this out of form has been kept on Int team.

  • Mannix16 on October 6, 2010, 20:00 GMT

    @Shine Kr. Yeah, you are right, the stats can never lie unlike what half these people are thinking without proper analysis. Tendulkar is a good player, but he lacks the proper endurance to make big scores. Based on how many tests he played and the amount of double centuries, he does not have a great endurance, however he is the bradman of ODI cricket and that extends to being a pretty good player of test cricket. Not the best test bastman, but on the top 10. He definetely is the cricketer of the year though and yes, maybe the stats say dravid and inzy help their team not lose but that don't mean a win. Could mean a draw..... anyways tendulkar is a great player

  • on October 6, 2010, 19:54 GMT

    "East OR West Sachin is the Best".....Standard Quote again and again.....

  • svinodmenon on October 6, 2010, 19:51 GMT

    Keep on criticizing Sachin. In one format India is not playing Sachin, in that format India is said to the weakest tem of all the other 8 strong cricket playing nations. Not minnows Bang and Zim. Those who are telling Sachin cant finish the games remember that an opener can't finish games with a target around 275 coz he is not a super man. Also in test he have played reasonably well in the past two yrs. I still say he is a super man coz he hit 200 odi runs in one match.

  • on October 6, 2010, 19:47 GMT

    cangrats to SIR Sachin Tendulkar ..... for cricketer of the year award ....

  • gandabhai on October 6, 2010, 19:46 GMT

    mr shine , Why do you have so much hate for our Great Sachin ? Is it to do with extreme Jealousy ? Which country do you support ? Your countries cricketers didn't win any awards did they ? Too bad .I think you are trying to make your self feel better because your country are LOSERS .

  • striker0007 on October 6, 2010, 19:45 GMT

    well Sachin is a good player for sure good luck with the award you can get many like this coz the President is frm... but wha abt the others i think there should be a fair criteria for awards the one people can say fair ...dunno why this thing always happens that the country to whom president belongs take the major awards no doubt sachin is good player but can some one tell me how many times sachin scores and india actually won ..............

  • saif-kasi on October 6, 2010, 19:41 GMT

    s.finn win emerging player of year .angelo,umar,and pain these all three are better than finn,finn never player internatinal odi,why he selected.haaaaaaa icc.internatinal cruped consal.

  • on October 6, 2010, 19:41 GMT

    sachn is a real legend, his sucess is his simplicity

  • on October 6, 2010, 19:18 GMT

    This is crap selection panel ! Why they selected de Villiers as the ODI player of the year. There is only one cricket playing nation on earth. They should have selected Ravindra Jadeja as the ODI player of the year. LOLZ... !

  • eddy501 on October 6, 2010, 19:18 GMT

    Congrats to the BIG little master. Although many will still say Bradman was the greatest and Lara played better innings and Viv was the most entertaining and Sober was the best all-round player NO ONE can deny that Sachin Tendulkar is certainly in the top 3 batsman of all time. India's would certainly place him first. Aussies have Bradman and Windies fans have BCL and VIV. For me they are all the best of the best, for different reasons. I love there batting. Tendulkar's and Bradman's humility is remarkable considering their feats. This often places them higher in the minds of pundits and players compared to Lara and VIV but then West Indian batsmen have the sense of showmanship and flare that makes their batting even more attractive.

  • on October 6, 2010, 19:16 GMT

    @Shine Kr : winning is depend upon the team performance not indiavidual performances. If you are love cricket why do you expect to your favourite team win? winning is not a matter to cricket lovers. cricket lovers will accept both wins & losses.I Love Cricket For Sachin,I Love Sachin.Even though sachin play for fame,money,records,etc. What is wrong in that playing for fame, money, records, etc..?.He is an ordinary man Not a God to be perfect.I love sachin for following reasons : batting style, character,most importantly he don't get angry to his child, he gets angry or upset in ground for only 4 times in his carrer, he don't have ego with his mates,he sponsers 200 childs for every year through anbalaya, he always help to young cricketers by saying techniques,etc.

  • on October 6, 2010, 19:02 GMT

    @shine kr : sahin u r a god , but mr. shine kr ur dog tat to street dog n dnt ever try to comment abt scahin lyk tat again do u hw to play ?? n wat is cricket?? go n play wit girls , maybe u ill be awarded nxt yr for womens cricketer of the yr .......................................

  • Madih on October 6, 2010, 19:01 GMT

    @ Keith Ellis: neither the ICC nor the scotland yard has proved the pakistani trio guilty yet and with the passage of time there are serious doubts that the investigators have found something illegal. I am positive that they will come clean. tell me will Finn give away his award to Aamir once he is proven innocent? the icc just had to intervene at the wrong time and kill off amir's hope of getting his maiden award. Just compare finn and aamir stats and you will see who was more worthy of this award. last time it was Peter Siddle and look where he is now. not even in the squad. this time it is finn, enjoy young brit but soon you will be out of team as your chances of success during ashes are negligible.

  • pbs1979 on October 6, 2010, 18:49 GMT

    @shine KR, It is so easy to undermine someones records/performances by analyzing the way you want to..e.g. why don't you check who all contributed in the match when ponting made centuries and australia won? Have you forgotten that only one batsman cannot win matches? To win matches you need contribution of few other batsman and more importantly, bowlers. If we go by your logic, ponting is lucky to have played in the era of the waughs, haydens, gilchrist, mcgrath, warne, brett lee etc. Bowlers have to contribute equally if a batsman century is to be converted to a win...so it will be better if we say australia was a better team then india in the era of ponting and sachin...Individuals should only be compared for their skills (Bradman himself praised sachin), consistency (averages in both test & ODI), longevity (21 years) and passion for the game (37 and still going strong). The same can be said for other players you referred. And yes, I am not saying others are bad...I love them all.

  • on October 6, 2010, 18:47 GMT

    @shine kr If you are saying that just scoring 1000 odd runs in a year and having 80/90 runs ave is not good enough to win cricketer of the year well fair enough.So Mr Shine Kr are you really sugesting that our Tendulkar realy need to score 4-5000 runs a year to make sure he single handed wins all the test matches. Obviously 1000 runs not good enough. Shine Kr you forgot to sugest that Tendulkar should also open the bowling in tests cous 1000 runs in one your isnt good enough contribution to win test. But Honestly I feel bad that Swan has been ignored after having a dream year

  • on October 6, 2010, 18:47 GMT

    Congrats Sachin! There is nothing as amazing as watching sachin play!

  • yo-wazzup on October 6, 2010, 18:44 GMT

    After 20 years? That's a disgrace rather than honor!

    Take it however way you want to! :)

  • on October 6, 2010, 18:42 GMT

    I hv seen his match at the age of 8, that time he was totally different from now, he has changed his his game plan and every thing, i pray to god to bless him, so that he can make more records but not 4 Mumbai but as a great cricket personality 4 India. please he is indian first . Congratulation ,God bless u.

  • on October 6, 2010, 18:41 GMT

    @shine kr If you are saying that just scoring 1000 odd runs in a year and having 80/90 runs ave is not good enough to win cricketer of the year well fair enough.So Mr Shine Kr are you really sugesting that our Tendulkar realy need to score 4-5000 runs a year to make sure he single handed wins all the test matches. Obviously 1000 runs not good enough. Shine Kr you forgot to sugest that Tendulkar should also open the bowling in tests cous 1000 runs in one your isnt good enough contribution to win test. But Honestly I feel bad that Swan has been ignored after having a dream year

  • CRKS on October 6, 2010, 18:40 GMT

    Congrats Sachin ..Well deserved!

  • kadnan on October 6, 2010, 18:40 GMT

    Sachin is no doubt a once in a life time talent. I remember way back when he was on debut or his second test (cant recall) and got knocked on the head by Waqar very early in his innings but bounced back and showed some real composure. I remember thinking back then that this 16 yr old has a lot of guts.

    I feel the only real chink in his armor is the inability to finish off games. I would have to rank the dravids, laxmans, inzis, and laras above him in that aspect though. My Indian friends may not like to admit it but there are plenty of innings where he has not lasted the distance when his team has needed him the most.

    That is not to take any credit away from a great batsman though. Plus he is genuinely one of the very few gentlemen left in this game that has mutated into commercial madness.

  • on October 6, 2010, 18:40 GMT

    Little master blaster deserves more than this award : ).Hope he carries on his undying form to win 2011 cricket world cup for India.I'm sure if it does happens,that vl be Tendulkars life time achievement award..!!.

  • on October 6, 2010, 18:37 GMT

    @Shine Kr : winning is depend upon the team performance not indiavidual performances. If you are love cricket why do you expect to your favourite team win? winning is not a matter to cricket lovers. cricket lovers will accept both wins & losses.I Love Cricket For Sachin,I Love Sachin.Even though sachin play for fame,money,records,etc. What is wrong in that playing for fame, money, records, etc..?.He is an ordinary man Not a God to be perfect.I love sachin for following reasons : batting style, character,most importantly he don't get angry to his child, he gets angry or upset in ground for only 4 times in his carrer, he don't have ego with his mates,he sponsers 200 childs for every year through anbalaya, he always help to young cricketers by saying techniques,etc.

  • on October 6, 2010, 18:33 GMT

    gud to c indians r at the top ....................

  • on October 6, 2010, 18:32 GMT

    As an England fan I'm disappointed for Swann but on this ocassion he was beaten by the better man...A very well deserved award for Tendulkar. Got to laugh about the comments re: Amir... yes, he is a great bowler... if only he could cut down on his no balls ! lol

  • on October 6, 2010, 18:29 GMT

    god knows what makes people still continue wd d SWAN SAGA... enough of it..lets see if he can weave his charm over d AUSIES...

  • on October 6, 2010, 18:27 GMT

    sachin really deserved more awards,may be the odi player of the year should have given to him.....

  • gandabhai on October 6, 2010, 18:24 GMT

    India was always a poor country .Now it has become a wealthy country that is only going to get wealthier.This turnaround happened only after The Great TENDULKAR blessed us with his arrival on to the Indian cricket scene . Which other sportsperson in the history of any sport can boast this ? He gave Indian's the belief that all things WERE possible .Believe it or not ,Sachin has achieved even more off the field than on it .Thankyou Sachin .

  • on October 6, 2010, 18:12 GMT

    sachin is a real super hero....

  • on October 6, 2010, 18:08 GMT

    LOL yet no Pakistani in the ICC lists. How surprising, we just don't know how to play cricket ;)

  • on October 6, 2010, 18:06 GMT

    sachin is great cricketer, i am proud to be an indian fan

  • on October 6, 2010, 18:05 GMT

    the GOD of cricket! for all indians its time to feel pride. wow... really greattt!

  • Asif-RS on October 6, 2010, 18:01 GMT

    Is this award is given ? I think the award is distributed among the rich cricket board players.'Steven Finn'-emerging player of the year....ha ha ha. This is such a joke.Shakib Al Hasan is nowhere....I think poor boards should spend some money to buy there players some awards...

  • razz86 on October 6, 2010, 17:58 GMT

    @ Shine Kr, first thing cricket is a team game and second i am not a huge sachin fan, i don't call him god, but by your own 'method' lets compare the batting/bowling departments of the teams of Australia or Pakistan when ponting and inzamam scored 100s - and compare it to India's bowling. we never had a dominant bowling attack and the fab four emerged only after the first half of his career, ponting had mcgrath, warne, lee to defend the runs he has scored, inzy had wasim, waqar most of his career. sachin will always try and give his best, no matter wht the conditions/situations are. He is a great player and his contribution to the game is huge. So what u say means every expert or ex cricketers who say that sachin is one of the greatest the game has ever produced are all wrong and you "alone" are right.

  • on October 6, 2010, 17:57 GMT

    That's nice to see him with that award

  • iftikhar93 on October 6, 2010, 17:55 GMT

    I'm very surprised of steven FINN who get the emerging players award. It should be Umar Akmal because he deserved for this. I don't know from which angle Finn is more suitable for this award. They are just taking revenge from Pakistani Team, no other matter except that.

  • on October 6, 2010, 17:48 GMT

    sachin tendulkar deserves to be voted as player of the year for his consistent performance in all versions of the game

  • crazyindianfan on October 6, 2010, 17:47 GMT

    All awards are for deserved one's except the one for emerging player. I think Umar Akmal was the better choice or Mathews... I ma not a supporter of Pak cricker.. I am an Indian by the way!!!

  • Lateralis on October 6, 2010, 17:46 GMT

    I cannot believe that Swann has walked away with nothing after a year in which he played an important part in England winning the ICC T20 competition, claimed a bag of wickets in every format at a very good average, and played the game in the spirit it should be played, i.e. with a sense of fun. Poor show if you ask me..

  • on October 6, 2010, 17:45 GMT

    three cheers to.... Sachin, Sehwag & Dhoni

  • denza on October 6, 2010, 17:31 GMT

    yes it was wonderful......someone as consistent as sachin....20 years of dedication to the game...had to pay off

  • on October 6, 2010, 17:31 GMT

    Congratulations Sach, the darling of millions of cricket fans. Only one prize remains for you to achieve, may God give u the strength to get back the world cup next year!!! Continue to be an inspiration

  • on October 6, 2010, 17:26 GMT

    @Sajid khan.. ur funny ! btw.. clean sweep of sorts for India.. has been a wonderful week this one for indian sports !!

  • on October 6, 2010, 17:24 GMT

    ome may argue test match can be win mostly by bowlers, but what is the possiblity that players 100 unable to save their team?Lets see below:

    1. Dravid: 29x100, India have lost 1 match. Chances of his team lose: 3% 2. Inzamam: 25x100, Pak have lost 2 matches. Chances of his team lose: 8% 3. Ponting: 39x100, Aus have lost 4 matches. Chances of his team lose: 10% 4. Sachin: 47x100, India have lost 10 matches. Chances of his team lose: 21% 5. Lara: 34x100, WI have lost 14 matches. Chances of his team lose: 41%

    Going by these stats, we can safely say whenever Dravid makes century, India will never lose the test match, he will either win or save the match. But with Sachin, if he scores century also there is 1\5 probablity of India losing the match, does this a quality of match-winner?

  • on October 6, 2010, 17:21 GMT

    hureeyyyyy sachin win these awards....thanks sachin ,sahwag , n dhoni..!!!!

  • on October 6, 2010, 17:20 GMT

    @Praveen Shivindra - The test award for sehwag was given because of the amazing starts provided by him which helped india win matches and series.. as for mahela not being in test series - its a big joke... He couldnt score much in the home and away series against India... Let alone all over the world

    Award given on the basis of how much contribution has been made to teams wins and sehwag deserves it.. How many matches has srilanka won in 2010 because of Mahela?

  • on October 6, 2010, 17:18 GMT

    Great to see Sachin is still going strong.But how can he be cricketer of the year if he does not plays any T20 and one day cricket.

  • on October 6, 2010, 17:17 GMT

    Who cares abt ICC awards anyway? I remember even Tom, Dick & Harry get nominated!!

  • leo787 on October 6, 2010, 17:13 GMT

    Well deserved INDIAN CRICKET COUNCIL AWARDS (these days abbreviated as ICC)

  • naveenacer on October 6, 2010, 17:12 GMT

    sachin played less odi s ,so he is missing frm odi player award. Sachin is god of cricket.

  • on October 6, 2010, 17:07 GMT

    Hopefully this spurs Swann even more to get his deserved award next year. The ICC would have ended up with egg on its face if it had given him the award after initially omitting him even in the longlist. "Most popular cricketer"- as Cricinfo mentioned before the only people who wouldn't have voted for Sachin this and every time would be the other 4 nominees. Both Sachin and Swann would prefer the Ashes and the Border-Gavaskar trophy any time over these dummy politicised awards.

  • cricarch on October 6, 2010, 17:06 GMT

    @ Shine Kr, Dude! you need a serious medical treatment if you are comparing Sachin with Ishant.. based on his one mach-saving effort! Sachin has been the savior for India endless times and helped India come out of crisis every now and then. Its just that the Mohali test is fresh in your mind, you cant really forget Sachin's contribution to cricket and pushing him behind VVS, Sehwag and Ishant! your comment, i must say, is the joke of the day!

  • on October 6, 2010, 17:05 GMT

    Tendulkar really deserved this award with the unbelievable performance even at this stage of his career. On the other hand, it is very sad to see that no Pakistani player could make even in the nominations list but nice to see that Aleem dar wins the umpire of the year award for second consecutive year. I was shocked to see that Steven finn got the emerging player of the year award, he is hardly even known yet in international cricket. Alas, if Mohammad Amir hadn't got involved in the spot fixing saga I'm sure he would have got the emerging player of the year award.

  • on October 6, 2010, 17:02 GMT

    hey, shine KR, sachin won the award "cricketer of the tear" no for single innings but for his performance in the whole year. At the same time the efforts of individual players in a single innings can not be lightly taken (like vvs & ishant as you said), but that why man of the match & man of the series awards are being given.

  • on October 6, 2010, 17:02 GMT

    what a shame for ICC as the england board deliberately blamed Mohammad Amir in order to clear the way for steven finn to get the award.

  • on October 6, 2010, 16:59 GMT

    Really amusing to see Finn won emerging player award....... Mathews is miles ahead of him.... And Dilshan should be in ICC ODI team, apparently including Collingwood they showed that they are biased...

  • on October 6, 2010, 16:58 GMT

    Hi People Don't Consider The Truthless Comment Given By Shine Kr, I Think He Don't Have Eyes To Watch Sachin's Cricket. If He Watch Sachin Plays, He Will Not Post Such Comments. I Mean Don't Reply To That Comment, Only God Can Prove The Truth To Shine Kr, (I Mean Real God).

  • on October 6, 2010, 16:57 GMT

    Sachin in all major categories of ICC Awards :).. Player of the year ... he should be player of the century as well..... M very happy for ALEEM Dar :D !!!

  • SrikanthReddi on October 6, 2010, 16:57 GMT

    @Shine.. what are you talking dude... You don't have to be mean to talk about Deaths here. You are more than welcome to post your opinion on awards. Yes, Sachin is GOD to me. We love Sachin because of his game, play, commitment, CHARACTER, PERSONALITY. Sachin is an inspiration to me..and Sachin is GOD of Cricket.

  • on October 6, 2010, 16:55 GMT

    The BEST in the world reserved the reward. Congrats, best of luck and god bless you Sachin.

  • on October 6, 2010, 16:53 GMT

    well its proved that its all abt indian and chairman of icc is also an indian well i m also big fan of dhoni n sachin but what abt amla in test and m ameer's spot fixing is not proved yet and what was finn did ?

  • Ameya.Kamat on October 6, 2010, 16:53 GMT

    ICC Cricketer of the Year award becomes all the more 'richer' with the name Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar on it. Today, the Nobel awards jury lamesnts the fact that the Nobel awards were unfortunate not to have Mahatma Gandhi's name in its list of peace prize winners. The ICC was in a similar situation with the greatest batsman today not being awarded even after 6 years of the inception of these awards.

    Now, justice being finally done ... the ICC can breathe easy !!!

  • SUD87 on October 6, 2010, 16:53 GMT

    congratulations sachin 4 d award..u alwayz make us proud..long live Tendya.. smthng 4 not so imp Mr SHINE KR - Mr u 'll die 1 day 2,but nation 'll not mourn it & i think u r 1 of those unlucky ppl who cud never enjoy watching sachin play(out of sm curse may b)..I think 4 once & all just let that hatred go & watch him play without anything in mind..& i m sure u'll feel d pleasure which u missed over d yrs....try it..

  • Manab_1990 on October 6, 2010, 16:51 GMT

    Cheers!all from India..... Indian players won the maximum prestigious awards..

  • mamun.monsoor on October 6, 2010, 16:51 GMT

    Shakib should have been there in the ODI team. Do you really want to build a ODI team without the current No. 1 allrounder of the world? So what is the justification .. don't need a spinning allrounder? He is not a match winner? Both Collingwood and Vettori has better stat than Shakib? Clive loyed has lost my respect as the chairman of the selection committee. It is all about business.

  • on October 6, 2010, 16:50 GMT

    hurray!!! Sachin gave 1 more reason to proud 2 b an Indian.....God bless you Sachin!!!

  • on October 6, 2010, 16:49 GMT

    I have special awards for Pakistani mates...plz dont get disheartened Md Amir- Emerging match fixer of the yr award. Shahid Afridi- Golden teeth (he just loves to chew...be it chicken leg or cric ball) Salman Butt-Captian of test XI...(:D) Also 1 for lankan mate Suraj Randiv- Spirit of Cricket award....he jst cant digest some1 scoring century T M Dilshan- Peoples choice award...(he just loves going to secluded corners in pubs)

    Come on guys...3 pakistanis and 2 lankans........wat more for an award

  • on October 6, 2010, 16:48 GMT

    Chak De India!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • fresher_searching_for_job_btech_IT on October 6, 2010, 16:48 GMT

    people choice award always belongs to only one man, srt. if sachin plays good then nobody can take people choice award from him.

  • on October 6, 2010, 16:45 GMT

    Sachin..... Sachin..... ;-)

  • on October 6, 2010, 16:41 GMT

    @shine kr: The theory you are suggesting doesn't talks on ground of cricket ,rather it exclusively deals with business of game. You say, sachin can never win true cricket lover award. Let me tell you something, I've been following him since his debut and even in his worst form, I always had belief in his potential (not blindly because I witnessed his talent at a very young age). I knew, on his day, he is the most destructive and can play match winning i. I like him because of his game and unmatched batting qualities which very few SACHIN lovers even follow. Most of them just follow his name rather than game (most of them have been watching sachin of 2000's). I don't call him god but definitely god gifted in cricket. People like me enjoy the game of cricket and doesn't care about anything else. It just makes no sense criticizing sachin on money matters. If you are talking about cricket players, please give arguments related to cricket. Don't see cricket as something which it isn't.

  • on October 6, 2010, 16:41 GMT

    @Shine...He is the greatest player of all times. He will be remembered forever and mind u even he is looking at his personal record he is also contributing to the team. The ICC and so many critics are not fools to nominate him. The world knows his calibre and even I know so stop behaving ignorant.

  • on October 6, 2010, 16:38 GMT

    mohammad amir was the clear choice for emerging player of the year... ICC had to give it to finn... who cant even be compared to amir... hope he gets clear from the false accusations as soon as possible...

  • on October 6, 2010, 16:37 GMT

    @adrianct1971.. Spirit of the cricket award is just a secondary award. While SL would like to get the award most important is to win matches. We don't want to be just nice cricketers all the time, Where SL should aim is to be in the top like AUS. And that to happen we need to get serious. KS is good captain not perfect but better than anyone else in the team. With him you never know … just have some faith SL will do good in the coming WC

  • on October 6, 2010, 16:29 GMT

    1. Ponting has 39 test centuries, which produce 29 test match wins for Australia, which is approx 75% (1 vs Zimbabwe, 1 vs Bangladesh) 2. Inzamam had 25 test centuries, pakistan won 17 test matches, which is 68% (2 vs Zim & 2 vs Bangladesh) 3.Dravid has 29 test centuries out of which India won 13 test matches, which is approx 45%, which includes 3 vs Bangladesh & 2 against Zimbabwe, 13-5 = 8 win against quality opponents. 4. Sachin has 47 test centuries out of which India won 19 test matches, which is approx 40%, which includes 2 vs Zimbabwe & 4 against Bangladesh, 19-6 = 13 win against quality opponents. 15 of the 19 wins came from\after 2000 which is when the 'Fab Four' emerged. Which shows Sachin NEVER single handledly won any if not, many test matches for India. And after the raise of Sehwag India won more test matches in latter stage(2 wins vs Aus 2008,2 wins vs SL 2009, 1 win vs Eng 2008, 1 vs SA 2010) and sachin's centuries coincide with Indian victories and he doen't won test

  • Bang_La on October 6, 2010, 16:28 GMT

    @Bhat Sahir , how would it look if no English player got anything so Finn got a prize :) And @msba there are only teams in the world, India (for money power) and England (for old tricks). So, don't ever be ambitious!

  • on October 6, 2010, 16:27 GMT

    he was deserved to get this awardvery early

  • ReHaN1992 on October 6, 2010, 16:25 GMT

    for what??? he does nt deserve ths at all:@ it shud hav been shane watson he is remarkable

  • Lion_of_Lanka on October 6, 2010, 16:23 GMT

    Finn the emerging player? What a joke. The kid's got potential but both Mathews & Akmal has contributed more than Finn. Apparently Finn's performances against Bangladesh & Pakistan IN England overshadows Mathews' performances in t20 wc and against India & Umar's performances against Aussies & England IN England. And Dhoni, the test captain? I really like Dhoni and he is a great player, but come on, we all saw his captaincy is not attacking enough especially in the tests against SL. And Dilshan, Malinga & Sakib is not in the ODI team despite having an awesome year but likes of Broad is there. That's a bigger joke. Well atleast they awarded the test, ODI and ICC player awards to people who deserved it.

  • ssid on October 6, 2010, 16:16 GMT

    Steven Finn, emerging player of the year? He took his wickets against Bangladesh and Pakistan. M. Amir was way way better than Finn. Maybe they should have disqualified M. Amir first from the awards.

  • on October 6, 2010, 16:15 GMT

    IT was fabulous to see Sachin winning this. Noone is close to him. He is on the top of Cricket world. He is passionate about the game. Hats off to him.

  • cabinet96 on October 6, 2010, 16:14 GMT

    all awards are deserving but i don't understand why collingwood was in the ODI team of the year ahead of dilshan or morgan. also it should be called the BCCI awards and were you can only win awards if you play for india or do well against india like de villiers did with 2 hundreds against india.

  • on October 6, 2010, 16:14 GMT

    sachin is the great for any time. good luck for next year awards

  • dmqi on October 6, 2010, 16:13 GMT

    Why are the post here are from one country people alone? From the names I can hardly find australians/English/Newzelanders, Srilankans, Pakistanis and Bangladeshis. Does this mean that people from those test playing nations are not commenting or cricinfo are not posting their comments. It is funny to see comments, like, " congrats sachin". " he is the best ,much better than Bradman" etc. Crazy comments published by crazy people.

    I am a big fan of Bradman, Lara, Viv richard and Tendulkar, but not crazy like all the commentators. Be realistic and decent.

    How is this one from above,"ICC has become Indian cricket council"?

  • avkris on October 6, 2010, 16:10 GMT

    another feather in the master's cap. quite fitting given he was literally in the form of his life. congrats sachin, thanks for all the joy u hav given us these years. PROUD TO BE AN INDIAN

  • on October 6, 2010, 16:09 GMT

    well deserved Sachin ....

  • on October 6, 2010, 16:08 GMT

    How in God's name is Graeme Swann not cricketer of the year? He's been the best player this year, by a country mile.

  • SushantUpadhyay on October 6, 2010, 16:08 GMT

    @Shine Kr: Boy ....you are such a laugh !!!

  • on October 6, 2010, 16:08 GMT

    sachin is the great for any time. good luck for next year awards

  • on October 6, 2010, 16:07 GMT

    Yet another award in an already overflowing trophy cabinet....

  • on October 6, 2010, 16:06 GMT

    Hats Off To The Little Master,.,., !!! ThE GrEat MaSTer Master... :)

  • on October 6, 2010, 16:05 GMT

    useless awards............................................................................................................

  • mrgupta on October 6, 2010, 16:02 GMT

    @Shine Kr: Looks like you were drunk when you wrote your comment. None of it makes any sense at all. You say that Cricket is a team game and then Why Sachin getting highlighted. Well, this article and the ceremony is about individual awards. In Soccer too you name a FIFA player of the year. Isnt it a team game too? What about Sehwag and Devilliers getting awards? For your information if it wasnt for Sachin's 98 in the first inning of the last test then India wud not have been in the winning position at all. If it wasnt for Sachin's double hundred in Sri-Lanka, India wud have lost that match and the series, He was the only person who stood between Australia and Victory when they had made 350 (in Hyd) and were still struggling to save the game when Sachin made 175 and because Cricket is a team game He cudnt win it single-handedly. There are hundreds of such instances which you may not know because you are not in your senses right now.

  • on October 6, 2010, 16:02 GMT

    Hurray!! Cricketer of the year & People's Choice... but surprised that he missed Test Player and ODI Player.. nyways hope he will bag couple of more in coming years...

  • on October 6, 2010, 16:02 GMT

    @Shine Kr..Mate you seem to be either hallucinating or really jealous of sachin's accomplishments . i can find you 50+ innings where he has either saved the match or won the matches for india, test and odi. he deserves the award and praise that he receives. india has many great players and sachin is the ultimate team player.today, sports is a business. be is NBA,NFL,NHL,MLB,EPL or Cricket ( IPL,CT20 ). cricket boards make loads of money and players deserves every penny they get. this is individual award and not a team award. NO 1 in test and one day ranking, thats the team award. individual brilliance does not always win you matches, you require that support form other members of the team. go back and watch some 1990s matches and you will see what a ultimate team player he is. he just has a better support team now. SACHIN is the best and will always remain that way.

  • semp on October 6, 2010, 15:57 GMT

    some day we would look back and say if only tendulker can live forever hats off he lucky BRIAN LARA not around lol

  • mani5ji on October 6, 2010, 15:56 GMT

    Tendulkar is Great....I love you very much...

  • on October 6, 2010, 15:54 GMT

    SRT, MSD and VIRU Rocks !!!

  • Nawsad on October 6, 2010, 15:52 GMT

    how cud be tony hill nominated for umpire of the year.he shud be nominated as a blind umpire of the year....btw thnx for not nominating asoka.d silva..

  • on October 6, 2010, 15:50 GMT

    Yes, agree with msba. Shakib should have been there in team. Finn, emerging player of the year. Really ridiculous. Aamir must have been there, had he not alleged for spot-fixing.

  • on October 6, 2010, 15:50 GMT

    @Shine Kr had a little too much to drink or is stark raving mad. What happened when SAchin single handedly won you matches what happened when he got you to the door of victory and then rest of the team fall like pack of cards, if you are a stingy scrooge McDuck then don't watch cricket and dont spend your money on anything. For your information VVS and Ishant were given more coverage than anybody else. and they get paid a huge sum of money they dont play for free do they? Sachin is the greatest player of our time if you dont believe it check the record book and ask the ballers he had sent packing. VVS is class in himself and so his Sehwag but neither can compare to the achievements of Sachin. So dont write comments when you are drunk

  • on October 6, 2010, 15:48 GMT

    @Shine Kr: "Because both are money makers and selfish in all senses". Stop posting such judgemental comments if you do not have the facts to back it up. And if you do, i'd be eager to know about it. And who are you to judge how a "true" cricket fan should be? If you have the stats to back it up, I'm ready for a discussion.

  • on October 6, 2010, 15:45 GMT

    sachin the great .unstoppable.only thing havent achieved is highest test induvidual score.keep going on sach.

  • on October 6, 2010, 15:45 GMT

    Keep rocking for another 20 years

  • on October 6, 2010, 15:44 GMT

    Eveything is goes to India coz of IPL money...!!!!!

  • praveen05 on October 6, 2010, 15:43 GMT

    the master has won two awards, but sad that he didnt win the odi player of the year. after scoring two epic innings of 175 and 200, its surprising that he hasnt won the award. but kudos to the little master, who at this age, makes us happy with his sterling performances. keep it going master...........................

  • SzlyAr on October 6, 2010, 15:43 GMT

    Given his performance over the past few months, there was no shadow of a doubt that he wouldn't be winning at least one of those awards! God, you are great, Sachin!!!!

  • prashant1 on October 6, 2010, 15:42 GMT

    SACHIN TENDULKAR !! - The GREATEST there was , is and ever will be. Amen.

  • on October 6, 2010, 15:41 GMT

    Boring ICC awards no signs of players from Pakistan Sri Lanka and Bangladesh, Australia and India all over. Why dont the ICC see performances from players of these sides. Where is Sakib Ul Hasan, M.Ashraful, Tamim Iqbal, M.Amir, Murlithran, Umar Akmal, A.Mendis, A.Matthews, Umar Gul, Salman butt the Pakistan highest scoring batman ??? ICC isnt fair with these teams at all. I would like to say these awards as Aus-India Cricket Awards either then saying it ICC awards.

    Lets come to the world X1 no doubt abt dhoni's capabilities but why is J.Kallis and Anderson instead of Murithran and Umar Gul there ????

    Some1 should remind ICC that Asian teams are also in the International Circuit, why every single time good players are replaced by nothing for good great batsman or bowlers ?? Cricket needs consistency instead of big names. Cricket should be left alone from these controversies. And I myself appeal the ICC to fix a good cabinet to chose players for awards.

    Regards A Honest Cricket Fan

  • ATrueLegend on October 6, 2010, 15:41 GMT

    @ Shine kr How much ignorant can you be? This is first time Sachin had won ICC award, if they had to go by marketing strategy, they should've done since last 20 yrs. Even without these awards, Sachin is most popular sportsperson ever for Indians and right at the top for most sellable sportsperson. This shows how much jealous people can be for other's achievement though I guess in your life you would have not even achieved something worth praised by your family. So, go and get peace.

  • Stark62 on October 6, 2010, 15:40 GMT

    What?!?!

    Absolute joke this was!

    Why didn't Amla win an award and how did Sehwag get test player?

    What's more surprising is that Ponting is in the odi squad let alone being the captain!

    Also, Finn emerging player of the year. LOL

  • BlueNation on October 6, 2010, 15:40 GMT

    There should have been 1 more award added to the list of ICC Awards. The missing award is Best Match Fixing team of the year and the only team qualifies for this is the great Pakistan Team.

  • on October 6, 2010, 15:39 GMT

    And the best Spot-Fixing moment of the year goes to..... Mohammad Amir No Ball :) 2 yards over the line!! Well done young man, say bye bye to your career.

  • on October 6, 2010, 15:38 GMT

    INDIA Rocks........Congratulations to Sehwag, Sachin and Dhoni and Team India....!!! Worth to watch you guys playing. Keep it up...!!!

  • on October 6, 2010, 15:38 GMT

    Yet Another Gem In Lord's Coronet...!!

  • MiddleStump on October 6, 2010, 15:36 GMT

    Congratulations and a heart felt thank you from an old fan to Sachin for all his class both on and off the field. His Bradman like average during the past year is only the icing. Cricket will be a whole lot poorer when he leaves the game.

  • on October 6, 2010, 15:33 GMT

    @Shine Kr...... what a load of drivel.

    @msba...... Shakib Al Hasan in place of Vettori - I agree and yesterdays match backs you up.

  • CricketPissek on October 6, 2010, 15:29 GMT

    hehe... Finn emerging player of the year? i didnt realise ICC stands for International Comedy Club :) Dhoni is so overrated wtf is he doing in the 2 World XIs? No qualms re: the rest... these awards have always been a bit of a joke. the inaugural awards XI had Akthar in it as far as i remember...lol

  • xenon555 on October 6, 2010, 15:28 GMT

    good job Sacchin, well earned, but why are Broad and Ponting on the ODI team?

    Test: Viru, Strauss, Katich, Sanga, Tendulkar, Mahela, *Dhoni+, Swann, Mitchell, Steyn, Anderson

    ODI: Tendulkar, Dilshan, Kallis, ABDV, Hussey, Morgan, *Dhoni+, Vettori, Steyn, Bollinger, Rhino

    All forms: Dilshan, Sehwag, Tendulkar, ABDV, Hussey, Collingwood, Dhoni+, Vettori, Swann, Mitchell, and Steyn

  • on October 6, 2010, 15:23 GMT

    ..........@Shine Kr... First think before you say something.. No body has given an award to Sachin.. Sachin deserve this award.. Last year it was Mitchell Johnson who got this award and not sachin.... Dravid.. Gambhir and Sehwag all has won this before Sachin..... If you are talking about one game of VVS and Ishant.. remember before that in first innings Sachin scored 98 and a partnership with Raina.. with out which there would not been a possible chase at all.... Give the man the respect for playing for the country for such a long time with whole heart and passion, while others around him are getting burried inside their fame...

  • on October 6, 2010, 15:23 GMT

    Sachin is incredible !! Hates off to the MasterBlaster..:)

  • on October 6, 2010, 15:22 GMT

    Sachin tendulkar truely desrved it , now just the world cup remaining , to his kitty

    go sachin go get it B-)

  • Thunee_man_Naidoo on October 6, 2010, 15:20 GMT

    Wow! I was really surprised to here this was Sachin's first ICC award.

  • on October 6, 2010, 15:19 GMT

    strongly disagree with some wards..... afridi should get chance at odi team..... maccullam cant be best t 20 payer.it cant be judged by one game......amir, sakib, afridi are been ignored at odi team as the got the leading ranks.petersan,struss are also been ignored....above all this is not based on neutral facts..shocking...

  • rehan.bahadur on October 6, 2010, 15:12 GMT

    Great work Sachin!!!! keep it up....

  • on October 6, 2010, 15:12 GMT

    What Can I Say....! The ICC Award Get Eminence By Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar....! Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar Don't Get Eminence By ICC Award....! For The First Time The An Award Likes To Goto One Person That Is None Another Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar....!

  • on October 6, 2010, 15:11 GMT

    Congrats Tendlya..Disappointed that didn't win the ODI award but whether you get any award or not you still have a place in our hearts..

  • on October 6, 2010, 15:11 GMT

    Sachin Rockss... He is the consistent player in all the formats of the game... Nation salutes him...

  • on October 6, 2010, 15:06 GMT

    hurray!!! Sachin gave 1 more reason to proud 2 b an Indian.....God bless you Sachin.

  • on October 6, 2010, 15:03 GMT

    Ahhhh jokes aside finn emerging player of the year, Tell me is he a player frist???hahahahaha

  • on October 6, 2010, 15:02 GMT

    Test average of 81 and ODI average of 65 even after 20 years of International cricket !!! WOW! There is no stopping this guy !!!

  • on October 6, 2010, 15:00 GMT

    Yes,, Sachin is the BEST for him and ICC,, Becoz both are money makers and ultimate selfish in all senses,,For the true cricket lovers players are nothing and innings of individual performance is also mere stats..The innings played by the player in true heartedly manner gets the awards of award (eg. VVS, Ishant,(latest) Dravid, Sehwag etc..),,i.e., the valuation from a true cricket lover,,It can never be won by Sachin,,.Yes Cricket is a team game ,, then why Sachin is alone highlighted by ICC?? Just because u people will watch cricket for the Sachin, by the ICC and both get payed by u,,U lost all money and they r become trillioners.. [learn sports first.].Me talking only about the true cricket fans opinions..Not about business minds or blind believers like u people..One DAY Sachin will die..Then u will write 'GOD died'. So why one individual gets an award ??"..This is the trick from the crude thinking mind,,They know how to sell the products like 'Sachin' to u..And take money from you

  • adrianct1971 on October 6, 2010, 14:58 GMT

    Spirit of Cricket award was won by a deserving team. For past two years, Sri Lanka has won many a accolades and managed to grab this award 2007 2008 , but it is no surprise that they lost out this time as well, simply because of the unsportsmanlike captaincy of Kumar Sangakkara , starting with the Younis Khan spat at RPS, and many a more arrogant and selfish win at all cost attitude ( not that he has claimed a trophy involving more than two teams!) displayed by him and his charges!

    Mark this - Under KS sri lanka will not emerge a winner of any significant trophy or award!

  • on October 6, 2010, 14:56 GMT

    The ICC should give Sachin the award for the 20th and 21st Century and be done with once and for all.

  • nataraajds on October 6, 2010, 14:55 GMT

    Happy to see Tandulkar get ICC player of the year. He should have got this long back.

  • on October 6, 2010, 14:54 GMT

    SACHIN bhau....u r the best.......much much better thn bradman.......hats off to u

  • on October 6, 2010, 14:53 GMT

    Tendulkar is the Best..............

  • msba on October 6, 2010, 14:52 GMT

    Where is Shakib Al Hasan in the ODI team?He is the best all rounder in the world now.I think Shakib should have been picked in the place of Daniel Vettori....

  • on October 6, 2010, 14:46 GMT

    no surprises there. swann and steyn were good but not enough to beat Master.

  • on October 6, 2010, 14:45 GMT

    if any one deserves it .its sachin..... god of cricket, SachinTendulkar

  • Tamoor171 on October 6, 2010, 14:43 GMT

    Good to see that the deserving players won the laurels. May be Finn was a bit lucky to pocket this prize due to unfortunate exclusion of Aamer. Also, Hussey's T20 World cup semi-final innings was 'larger than life' and he should had been given the award.

  • on October 6, 2010, 14:43 GMT

    congracts sachin.....but awards doesnt stand before u........

  • on October 6, 2010, 14:40 GMT

    Sehwag is Test Cricketer of the Year

  • UltimateCricExpert on October 6, 2010, 14:40 GMT

    Perfect selection by the panel. Flawless. I belive McCullum century against mighty Aussies in Australia was better performance than Hussey 60 aganist Pak. Good work by panel. Amir is unlucky he would have easily got his award, spot fixing allegations made him out of competition.

  • on October 6, 2010, 14:36 GMT

    where is umar gul??????????????????....

  • on October 6, 2010, 14:35 GMT

    Tendulkar wins Cricketer of the Year award

  • Gupta.Ankur on October 6, 2010, 14:34 GMT

    This absolutely nonsensical from selection panel to leave sachin out for ODI player award.

    How on earth can you ignore the 1st double-centurion in ODI's for the award?

  • on October 6, 2010, 14:33 GMT

    tamim iqbal shoud be in test xi .and shakib al hasan ICC No. 1 all-rounder shoud be in odi xi ...

  • lugujaga on October 6, 2010, 14:32 GMT

    AGAIN THESE AWARDS ARE USELESS EXERCISES AND A WASTE OF THE READERS TIME .HOW WILL THESE AWARDS IMPROVE CRICKET AMONG WORLD SPORTS OR GET NEW PEOPLE INTERESTED IN CRICKET ? AGAIN LET YOUR SO CALLED EXPERTS SPEND THEIR TIME ON CLEANING UP CRICKET.THE CHAMPIONS LEAGUE T20 TOURNAMENT THAT JUST ENDED IN SOUTH AFRICA WAS REEEKED WITH MATCH FIXING AND BETTING .(TEDULKAR CLEARLY GAMBLED ON THE MUMBAI GAMES WITH NEGATIVE CAPTAIN DECESIONS AND DELIBERATE DROP CATCHES;ALSO THE WARRIORS SOLD THE QUARTER FINAL TO CHENNAI SUPERKINGS) .THE PAKISTAN CRICKET TEAM IS PLAGUED WITH SPOT FIXING,LET THE ICC USE IT'S RESOURCES ,ENERGY AND EXPERTS TO CLEAN UP CRICKET SO THAT IT WONT BE THE LAUGHING STOCK OF INTERNATIONAL SPORTS .THESE AWARDS JUSTS DEVIDE THE CRICKETING WORLD AND ARE USELESS. LET YOUR EXPERTS COME UP WITH SOLUTIONS TO HELP FAILING BOARDS LIKE THE W.I.C.B , THE PCB AND THE ZCB.; ALSO CORRUPT BOARDS LIKE THE B.C.C.I. WHEN ALL THESE PROBLEMS ARE CLEARED THEN THESE AWARDS WILL HOLD WATER .

  • rockon16 on October 6, 2010, 14:30 GMT

    sachin well done ! u deserved it! even though i am a pakistani, i like sachin's style....though if the pak cric scandal had not occured . MOAHAMMAD AMIR,WOULD HAVE WON THE EMERGING PLAYER OF THE YEAR AWARD !!!!

    PAKISTAN PLS BRING UR DIGNITY BACK ! START WINNING !

    CONGRATS ALEEM DAR !! KNEW HE COULD DO IT ! BEAT SIMON TAUFEL!

  • KnightRiderX on October 6, 2010, 14:29 GMT

    kudos to sachin, a true living legend, and (dare i say it) the greatest living indian :)

  • on October 6, 2010, 14:27 GMT

    Salute to "GOD of World Cricket"

  • on October 6, 2010, 14:25 GMT

    Great ...Our great batsmen has won ICC crickter of the year .....and shewag to named as test player of the year

  • on October 6, 2010, 14:25 GMT

    22 years of cricket... 38 years of age... Now you know why they call him the god. Sachin Tendulkar.. I bow down to thee!!

  • on October 6, 2010, 14:24 GMT

    Thank god ......... God is finally honored officially,,,,,,

  • Roamer on October 6, 2010, 14:24 GMT

    What a joke .... Finn as emerging player of the year, these judges must be joking after Aamer was removed I think Angelo Mathews was a definite choice and if not then Umer Akmal should have been chosen. All of Finn's wickets were in English conditions and that too against poor batting lineups of Bangladesh and Pakistan.

    And in the Oneday team what does Afridi need to do to be part of the team, he was one of the best all rounder in this time frame in odi format and if on one side Finn was awarded based on his performances against Pakistan then Collingwood should have been dropped from the ODI based on his total failure in the series against pakistan from the ODI team .... double standards ?!?!

  • imbrue on October 6, 2010, 14:22 GMT

    Sachin Tendulkar is above all awards. God is great

  • on October 6, 2010, 14:20 GMT

    Go Sachin Goooooooooooooo

  • on October 6, 2010, 14:19 GMT

    God of cricket.. He is well deserved ..

  • nav84 on October 6, 2010, 14:18 GMT

    ICC is honoured toay!!! Congratulations ICC!!

  • on October 6, 2010, 14:17 GMT

    It was a news for me that Sachin hasn't won an ICC award before.

  • on October 6, 2010, 14:16 GMT

    sachin rockssssssssssssssssssssss.............

  • on October 6, 2010, 14:14 GMT

    i'm really happy for sachin and sehwag

  • Aashish23 on October 6, 2010, 14:08 GMT

    Tendulkar deserved this honor....He has played magnificently in 2010 defying all odds Kudos !!

  • on October 6, 2010, 14:05 GMT

    VERY GUD.... GUD WINNERS...... ODI OF THE YEAR SHOULD HAVE BEEN VIRENDER SEHWAG......

  • imbrue on October 6, 2010, 14:05 GMT

    You are the best Sachin!!! All hail Sachin Tendulkar

  • Saroj_25 on October 6, 2010, 14:03 GMT

    De villiers deserves the award.. I wish he may be cricketer of the next year..

  • Saroj_25 on October 6, 2010, 14:03 GMT

    De villiers deserves the award.. I wish he may be cricketer of the next year..

  • IPL_is_Thrash on October 6, 2010, 14:03 GMT

    The prize is too little for Masters' stature. Status of Prize / Trophy has increased by adoring Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar, best player of any era.

  • on October 6, 2010, 14:03 GMT

    Hai Our Great Sachin...My Hearty congrats for your successful acheivement....Best Wishes .You are really God of Cricket....

  • on October 6, 2010, 14:02 GMT

    Where are the Pakistani players?? ICC once again prove itself Indian Cricket Council, Shame on the decision makers :@

  • on October 6, 2010, 14:01 GMT

    INdia on top as usual!!! Tendulkar.. u r a legend!! sehwag.. nothin matters to him, whether it s a test or 1day or 20-20...just goes on a song.... Dhoni-- CAPT COOL!!!!!!!

  • on October 6, 2010, 14:00 GMT

    And the ICC Cricketer of the Year award goes to SACHIN RAMESH TENDULKAR!! :) Awards seem to chase this little giant!! :) Hail the LEADER!

  • on October 6, 2010, 13:56 GMT

    congrats sachin sir.. winning 2 awards at d same time is like a.r. rahman's oscar award!! hope they honour u with bharat ratna too!!

  • Gupta.Ankur on October 6, 2010, 13:56 GMT

    I can't believe that Tendulkar lost out on ODI Player of the year award despite scoring epic 175 against Aussies and dream 200 against SA.

    Sachin,the greatest batsmen ever,deservingly won the People's Choice and Cricketer of the Year Awards.

  • first_slip on October 6, 2010, 13:55 GMT

    Steven Finn wins Emerging player award ahead of Mathiws & Umar Akmal, that says it all about the selection i guess,& MS Dhoni been the Test team captain & WK, he has put down more catches than taken last year & to go with stumpings ,

  • Cricket_HighVoltage on October 6, 2010, 13:55 GMT

    no other option for this award.............

  • on October 6, 2010, 13:54 GMT

    Golden days for Indian Cricket...!!!!!!!!!

  • on October 6, 2010, 13:54 GMT

    he deserved it he outplayed every format

  • dileep.u.m on October 6, 2010, 13:54 GMT

    Finally the award comes to the most deserving hands...

  • on October 6, 2010, 13:52 GMT

    he may be given cricketer of the year award now....but the real fact is...there is no surprise in that.....he is the best cricketer of the cricket history infact....

  • SRao on October 6, 2010, 13:51 GMT

    I can't believe that it took the ICC so many years to recognize this once-in-a-lifetime genius...sure speaks to the credibility of these awards...or not.

  • on October 6, 2010, 13:50 GMT

    He deserver which he got.

  • on October 6, 2010, 13:49 GMT

    Congrats to all, especially Tendulkar for his consistent performances in both Tests and ODIs!

  • SUNDOS on October 6, 2010, 13:48 GMT

    A belated honour to not only one of cricket's greatest batsmen,but an excellent role model.This should spur the likes of Sehwag to achieve even more.A mouth watering contest awaits all cricket lovers,when India plays the Proteas in their own backyard.Now Team India need to calm the hotheads in it's team to win the ICC fairplay award.that would be the icing on the cake.

  • on October 6, 2010, 13:47 GMT

    Congratz Sachin n Viru for Winning the awards!!! Cheers!!

  • on October 6, 2010, 13:47 GMT

    This should be called Indian Cricket Awards......What a JOKE....Money buying Awards...Mahela not in the Test Team?????? Dilshan not the best ODI cricketer of the year????? HOW???? Look at the STATS of them...Hilarious Awards

  • on October 6, 2010, 13:45 GMT

    he deserved who dominated all formats even t20 [ipl]

  • on October 6, 2010, 13:45 GMT

    WHY THERE IS NO AWARD GIVEN TO A SINGLE PAKISTANI CRICKETER?????

  • on October 6, 2010, 13:45 GMT

    This should be called Indian Cricket Awards......What a JOKE....Money buying Awards...Mahela not in the Test Team?????? Dilshan not the best ODI cricketer of the year????? HOW???? Look at the STATS of them...Hilarious Awards

  • on October 6, 2010, 13:43 GMT

    WHY THERE IS NO AWARD GIVEN TO A SINGLE PAKISTANI CRICKETER?????

  • on October 6, 2010, 13:42 GMT

    man he deserved it he dominated all formats even t20 if you see ipl

  • on October 6, 2010, 13:41 GMT

    ALAS NO PAKISTANI PLAYER WON ANY AWARD .............THIS SHOWS U THE INJUSTICE .............I THOUGHT UMAR AKMAL SHOULD HAVE GOT THE EMERGING PLAYER OF THE YEAR AWARD .........WAY MUCH BETTER THEN STEVEN FINN.........THE ONLY PRIDE FOR PAK IS ALEEM DAR ...........LAST YEAR ALSO WON IT ..........KEEP IT UP .........

  • on October 6, 2010, 13:40 GMT

    Who else other than Sachin ... congrats sachin

  • a.vinilkumar on October 6, 2010, 13:40 GMT

    WAHHH.......GREAT SACHIN WINS THE ICC AWARD...SACHIN U DESERVE IT...

  • manasvi_lingam on October 6, 2010, 13:40 GMT

    Well, it was about time that Tendulkar was awarded the Cricketer of the Year. The only main competition he'd have faced would have been from Sehwag. It has been a good 2009 and 2010 for him indeed.

  • on October 6, 2010, 13:40 GMT

    Who else other than Sachin ... congrats sachin

  • EverybodylovesSachin on October 6, 2010, 13:39 GMT

    Congratulations Sachin..and all the players who won the awards..

  • on October 6, 2010, 13:39 GMT

    SACHIN U R A TRUE ROCKSTAR.....LONG LIVE....

  • Vineeth.Maddela on October 6, 2010, 13:37 GMT

    Sehwag...hats off, you completely deserve it. Where is Suresh Raina in the ODI team. He should have been included. Sorry for Indian bowlers, you guys need to pull up your socks. Is there no bowler in India who can make an impact? Ridiculous!

  • on October 6, 2010, 13:35 GMT

    Who else other than Sachin :)

  • on October 6, 2010, 13:35 GMT

    thats not fair enough for sachin he should win ODi player of the year also

  • on October 6, 2010, 13:34 GMT

    As expected Sehwag and Sachin win awards :D

    though ODI award might have been a tussle between Sachin and AB but Sachin didnt play in any ODI till now even since that 200* in Feb 2010

  • Sajeesh.M.S on October 6, 2010, 13:34 GMT

    Congratulation Sachin for your great achievement(s). Hope you will win all three major awards next year. God bless you.

  • on October 6, 2010, 13:34 GMT

    ICC Has increased their reputation by awarding the mastero .. hats off

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  • on October 6, 2010, 13:34 GMT

    ICC Has increased their reputation by awarding the mastero .. hats off

  • Sajeesh.M.S on October 6, 2010, 13:34 GMT

    Congratulation Sachin for your great achievement(s). Hope you will win all three major awards next year. God bless you.

  • on October 6, 2010, 13:34 GMT

    As expected Sehwag and Sachin win awards :D

    though ODI award might have been a tussle between Sachin and AB but Sachin didnt play in any ODI till now even since that 200* in Feb 2010

  • on October 6, 2010, 13:35 GMT

    thats not fair enough for sachin he should win ODi player of the year also

  • on October 6, 2010, 13:35 GMT

    Who else other than Sachin :)

  • Vineeth.Maddela on October 6, 2010, 13:37 GMT

    Sehwag...hats off, you completely deserve it. Where is Suresh Raina in the ODI team. He should have been included. Sorry for Indian bowlers, you guys need to pull up your socks. Is there no bowler in India who can make an impact? Ridiculous!

  • on October 6, 2010, 13:39 GMT

    SACHIN U R A TRUE ROCKSTAR.....LONG LIVE....

  • EverybodylovesSachin on October 6, 2010, 13:39 GMT

    Congratulations Sachin..and all the players who won the awards..

  • on October 6, 2010, 13:40 GMT

    Who else other than Sachin ... congrats sachin

  • manasvi_lingam on October 6, 2010, 13:40 GMT

    Well, it was about time that Tendulkar was awarded the Cricketer of the Year. The only main competition he'd have faced would have been from Sehwag. It has been a good 2009 and 2010 for him indeed.