October 30, 2003
Wisden Cricketer of the Year Awards
Sachin Tendulkar was presented the 'ESPN-STAR Sports Moment of the Year Award' for his square-cut six off fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar in India's 2003 World Cup encounter against Pakistan.
Tendulkar's brilliant 98 off just 75 balls in that match helped India win quite comfortably by six wickets.
"When I played that stroke, I was just thinking about the next ball", said Tendulkar, recollecting the moment that won him the award.
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