Sachin Tendulkar voted cricketer of the generation

Sachin Tendulkar pipped other stalwarts like Shane Warne and Jacques Kallis for the award. Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma won the awards for best batting performances in Tests and ODIs while Mitchell Johnson and Shahid Afridi bagged the top prize in Test bowling and ODI bowling, respectively.

updated: March 15, 2014 00:22 IST
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Mumbai: One of the greatest batsmen of all time, the iconic Sachin Tendulkar was voted Cricketer of the Generation on Friday as he staved off stiff competition from spin legend Shane Warne and all-rounder par excellence Jacques Kallis at the ESPNcricinfo awards function in Mumbai.

The award is meant to honour the most outstanding cricketer between the years 1993 and 2013, and the occasion also marked the 20th anniversary celebrations for the cricket website.

"I am speechless, honestly," said Tendulkar after receiving the award.

"Thanks to ESPNcricinfo for considering me worthy enough. When Martin (Crowe) and Rahul (Dravid) both spoke about me, I didn't know how to react."

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