India's greatest batsman Sachin Tendulkar (L) receives the Castrol Indian Cricketer of the Year award 1999-2000 from S.M. Dutta, chairman of Castrol India, 15 december 2000 at the lawns of the Cricket Club of India in Bombay. Sachin was honoured for excellence in cricketing and chosen from among four other Indian crickerers. © AFP

  • Dec 16, 2000

    Tendulkar proudly displays the Castrol Cricketer of the Year award © AFP

  • Dec 14, 2000

    Nkala is over joyed as he bowls Tendulkar © AFP

  • Dec 13, 2000

    Sachin Tendulkar hits Travis Friend to the boundary © AFP

  • Dec 13, 2000

    Sachin Tendulkar cover drives Brian Murphy for a four © AFP

  • Dec 12, 2000

    Tendulkar and Ganguly in a mid pitch conference © ESPNcricinfo Ltd

  • Dec 12, 2000

    Sachin Tendulkar takes evasive action to a bouncer © ESPNcricinfo Ltd

  • Dec 11, 2000

    Sachin Tendulkar practises as Sunil Joshi looks on © AFP

  • Dec 11, 2000

    Tendulkar signs autographs during the practice session at Kanpur © AFP

  • Dec 8, 2000

    Tendulkar heaves the ball over mid wicket © AFP

  • Dec 8, 2000

    Tendulkar acknowledges the crowd on reaching his century © AFP

  • Dec 8, 2000

    Tendulkar drives the ball past the bowler © AFP

  • Dec 8, 2000

    Dravid listens with intent to Tendulkar © AFP

  • Dec 8, 2000

    Tendulkar and John Wright engage in a conversation © AFP

  • Nov 29, 2000

    Sachin tries his hand at tennis © ESPNcricinfo Ltd

  • Nov 27, 2000

    Dravid congratulates Tendulkar on his double century © ESPNcricinfo Ltd

  • Nov 27, 2000

    Tendulkar and Ganguly take a breather during the second day's play © ESPNcricinfo Ltd

  • Nov 27, 2000

    Tendulkar acknowledges the crowd after reaching his double hundred © ESPNcricinfo Ltd

  • Nov 27, 2000

    Tendulkar looks at the heavens after completing his double century © ESPNcricinfo Ltd