Kuala Lumpur: Apart from Kapil Dev, Sachin Tendulkar was the only thing Indian in the Laureus World Sports Awards here today as the iconic retired cricketer made a blink-and-you-miss appearance in a video compiled by event organisers to pay tribute to sporting legends from across the world.
A clipping of Tendulkar`s unforgettable retirement speech found mention in the video and though it was very brief, it was worth it for cricket lovers.
Tendulkar walked into international sunset, in front of his home crowd at the Wankhede Stadium, after the Test series against the West Indies last November.
Thanks to his staggering achievements in his sport, the Mumbaikar has won many accolades during a glittering 24-year career. And this was yet another one.
His heart-wrenching retirement speech will be etched forever in the minds of not only the fans but also those who are remotely connected to the gentleman`s game.
The 55-year-old Dev, a legendary World-Cup winning all-rounder himself, is here as one of the members of Laureus Sport for Good Foundation.
Laureus Sport For Good Foundation, whose mission is to use sport as the means to combat some of the world`s toughest social challenges faced by young people today and which organises the event annually, graced 2013`s top performers such as Sebastian Vettel, American swimming sensation Missy Franklin and Russian pole vault star Yelena Isinbayeva to name a few.
Proceeds from the Laureus World Sports Awards directly benefit and underpin the work of the Laureus Sport for Good Foundation, which supports more than 140 community sports projects in 34 countries.