As Sachin Tendulkar continues to rake in batting records, one his biggest achievements has got the stamp of approval from Time magazine. The unbeaten double hundred that the batting maestro scored in the second one-day match against the visiting South African side in Feb this year has made into Time's list of top ten greatest sporting moments.
"Certain sports milestones seem simply unreachable: In cricket, it's the one-day double-hundred: no man had ever produced 200 runs for his team during a one-day international match," Times magazine said.
"In February, however, India's Sachin Tendulkar, the greatest run scorer of all-time, hit the magic milestone against a powerful South African squad. Tendulkar smacked three "sixes" — the cricket equivalent of a home run — during his epic performance, and the build up to 200 was exhilarating."
"When he reached 199, the home crowd in Gwalior waved Indian flags, and roared, knowing they were about to witness history. The diminutive Tendulkar, dubbed "The Little Master," slapped a single past the South African fielders. The world's 1.5 billion cricket fans had a moment they'd never forget," the magazine article went on to say.