Donald, Fitzpatrick, and Sachin Tendulkar ICC Hall of Fame

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Sachin Tendulkar ICC Hall of Fame – The Former Indian captain, Sachin Tendulkar, the former Australia Women’s fast bowler, Cathryn Fitzpatrick, and the former South Africa fast bowler, Allan Donald are now added to the ICC Hall of Fame in a ceremony which was held in London on Thursday.

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Donald, Fitzpatrick, and Sachin Tendulkar ICC Hall of Fame

What is ICC Hall of Fame?

The ICC Cricket Hall of Fame is ‘the achievements of the legends in cricket who had a great and eminent history’. On 2 January 2009, Hall of Fame was launched by the International Cricket Council (ICC) in Dubai, in association with the Federation of International Cricketers’ Associations (FICA). The initial members were the 55 players included in the FICA Hall of Fame which ran from 1999 to 2003, but furthermore, members are added each year during the ICC Awards ceremony.

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Donald, Fitzpatrick, and Sachin Tendulkar ICC Hall of Fame

Sachin Tendulkar holds the record of most Test and One-Day International runs as well as the most centuries in both the formats. He is also the most prolific batsman the game has ever seen. Tendulkar was inducted after becoming eligible. ICC guidelines record that a player should have retired from all forms of international cricket for a minimum of five years. Tendulkar had retired from all forms of cricket in November 2013. Tendulkar finished his career with 15,921 runs in 200 Tests at an average of 53.78 which included 51 centuries and 68 half-centuries. He was also the first-ever cricketer to score a double century in the ODI cricket. He became the 6th Indian player to be inducted into ICC Hall of Fame. Before Sachin, Bishan Singh Bedi, Kapil Dev, Sunil Gavaskar, Anil Kumble, and Rahul Dravid have also been given this honor.

Sachin Tendulkar ICC Hall of Fame

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Allan Donald, the former South African cricketer also known as ‘White Lightning’, was one of South Africa’s greatest fast bowler ever. He was the first bowler from his country to take 300 Test wickets. Donald played 72 Tests for South Africa, where he returned 330 wickets at an average of 22.25 and a strike-rate of 47. In 164 ODIs, he finished 272 wickets, striking at 31.4, and averaging 21.78.

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Sachin Tendulkar ICC Hall of Fame

The former Australian cricketer, Cathryn Fitzpatrick was the fastest bowler in women’s cricket for 16 years. She helped Australia win two Women’s World Cups and became the eighth woman to be inducted into the ICC Hall of Fame. She took 60 wickets at 19.11 apiece in 13 Tests and picked up a record of 180 wickets at 16.79 apiece in 109 ODIs. Until May 2017, Cathryn’s 180 ODI wickets were a world record from her retirement in 2003. She also spent a women’s record of 2113 days as the number 1 ranked ODI bowler and reached 898 points in the Women’s ODI rankings in February 2004 – the highest bowling points tally for any woman.

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