Cricketing icon and the timeless “Master Blaster,” Sachin Tendulkar, has received the prestigious title of Global Ambassador for the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup from the International Cricket Council (ICC). The eagerly awaited ODI World Cup is scheduled to commence on October 5, commencing with the clash between England and New Zealand. In a moment of great significance, Sachin Tendulkar will have the honor of walking out with the Cricket World Cup trophy, marking the inauguration of this global sporting event. Sachin Tendulkar, an enduring source of inspiration in the world of cricket, is revered as one of the greatest figures in the sport.
Reflecting on his association with the World Cup, Sachin Tendulkar shared, “From my humble beginnings as a ball boy in 1987 to representing my country in six editions, World Cups have always held a special place in my heart. Winning the World Cup in 2011 stands as the proudest moment in my cricketing journey.”
With the forthcoming Cricket World Cup 2023 set to be hosted in India and featuring a stellar lineup of teams and players, Sachin expressed his excitement, saying, “I am eagerly looking forward to this fantastic tournament. Marquee events like the World Cup plant dreams in the minds of young aspiring cricketers. I hope this edition continues to inspire young girls and boys to take up sports and represent their countries at the highest level.”
The upcoming Cricket World Cup, which is being hailed as the biggest ever, will also feature a diverse array of ICC ambassadors, including cricket legends like West Indies’ Vivian Richards, South Africa’s AB de Villiers, England’s World Cup-winning captain Eoin Morgan, Australia’s Aaron Finch, Sri Lanka’s spin maestro Muttiah Muralitharan, New Zealand’s Ross Taylor, India’s Suresh Raina, former captain Mithali Raj, and Pakistan’s all-rounder Mohammad Hafeez.