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Tendulkar named Man of the Tournament

March 23, 2003 02:40 IST

Master blaster Sachin Tendulkar has won the prestigious Man of the Tournament award at the World Cup, the International Cricket Council said in a statement on Saturday.

Tendulkar's two points from the semi-final with Kenya, where he scored 83 and took two wickets, were enough to establish an unassailable lead of four points over Indian captain Sourav Ganguly, it said.

He has now scored 669 runs at an average of 66.90 during the tournament, a new record aggregate, with one century and six 50s.

Dr Ali Bacher, Executive Director of the World Cup, said: "We wanted this to be the best World Cup ever, and Sachin's brilliant batting has helped the tournament captivate many millions of people around the cricketing world. He thoroughly deserves this accolade "

Ganguly's century in the Kenya game won him the Man of the Match award, but leaves him currently with 10 points, compared to Tendulkar's 14.

Legendary West Indies all-rounder Sir Garfield Sobers will present Tendulkar with a gold trophy worth 500,000 Rand at the end of the World Cup final against Australia on Sunday.

Man of the Tournament standings at the completion of semi-finals:

Tendulkar, India: 14 points
Ganguly, India: 10
Chaminda Vaas, Sri Lanka: 9
Marvan Atapattu, Sri Lanka: 8
Brett Lee, Australia: 7
Andrew Symonds, Australia: 6

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Sub: The Little Master

There is no doubt in the choice of Tendulkar as Man of the Tournament. He deserved if from the word GO esp. from the way ...

Posted by Tejal Pandya

Sub: He deserves the Man of the tournament

Sachin truly deserves the man of the tournament.But I guess the criticism will again stay that he is not a big match player.It would be ...

Posted by Vijay Prabhu

Sub: sachin the genius

It was time when the indian cricket fans started throwing stones at indian cricketer. It was the little mater who came and convinced the crowd. ...

Posted by CD

Sub: Typical...

As it should be, Indians win the individual accolades but failed miserably as a team in winning the one thing that supercedes everything. Good Job ...

Posted by sri

Sub: sachin

we indians only know how to idolise our players. but the individual performance of sachin cant get us anywhere. so lets stop all these idalotary.

Posted by vishal


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