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Another feather in Sachin's cap

Special Correspondent

Mumbai: Sachin Tendulkar was adjudged best male cricketer at the Sahara India Sports Awards 2010 function here on Saturday.

Tendulkar scored 1,064 runs in 10 Tests with six centuries and three fifties and 914 runs in 17 One-day Internationals with three centuries, including a world record score of an unbeaten 200 against South Africa at Gwalior.

Mithali Raj was declared best female cricketer of the year.

Olympians S.H.H. Hamid (football) and Manohar Topno (hockey) were honoured in the ‘unsung heroes' category and presented a cheque for Rs. 5 lakh each.

The award winners: Asher Noria (best young achiever, male, shooting), Soumya Swaminathan (best young achiever, female, chess), Sachin Tendulkar (cricketer of the year, male), Mithali Raj (cricketer of the year, female).

Outstanding performances in other sports: Suranjoy Singh (boxing), Achanta Sharath Kamal (table tennis), Pankaj Advani (billiards & snooker), Om Prakash Singh (athletics), Yashvir Singh (coach of wrestler Sushil Kumar).

Viswanathan Anand (winning the FIDE World chess championship for the second time at Sofia — Memorable Moment of the year), Gagan Narang (shooting, best male athlete CWG), Dipika Kumari (archery, best female athlete CWG), Sushil Kumar (wrestling, sportsman of the year), M.C. Mary Kom (boxing, sportswoman of the year), Davis Cup team (team of the year); Unsung heroes: Manohar Topno (hockey), S.H.H. Hamid (football); Legend award: Gurbachan Singh Randhawa (athletics) .

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