This day that year: Sachin Tendulkar received his last 'Man of the Match' Award in ODIs


A perfect exemplary of batting genius, the one who aspired generations like a celluloid dream, Sachin Tendulkar is the legend that has never been short of iconic descriptions throughout his career. The genesis which Sachin represented was of a nature of poised stroke making abilities that scored big runs on-board. And this becomes highly clear by the gargantuan amount of runs he scored in both the formats of the game-ODIs and Tests.

Sachin, the most MOM award winner

Stats of such kind about the ‘Little Master’ feature regularly in journals of his greatness. As an outcome of the number of runs scored, Sachin also holds the record of being the winner of The Man of the Match award for the most number of times (62) in one-day internationals. The legend got his last ‘Man of the Match’ award against Pakistan in the 2nd semi-final match of the ICC Cricket World Cup of 2011.

Summary of his last MOM stint

Opening the match with the master hitter Virender Sehwag, Sachin Tendulkar played his one of the finest innings of all time. By staying on the crease for almost 3 hours, Tendulkar scored the highest runs in the match (85) and for which he won the prestigious MOM award. Pakistan in response could not stand against the amazing combination of Indian seamers and spinners. Following which, India registered a fantastic win of 29 runs.