London, Jan 11 : Indian cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar has been shortlisted as among 20 contenders nominated for the prestigious Laureus World Sports Awards 2000 – 2020. The Laureus Sporting Moment 2000 – 2020 will be decided by public vote, which gives sports fans the power to choose one of the winners of the prestigious Laureus World Sports Awards.
Tendulkar was finally a part of the team that reigned victorious during the 2011 World Cup beating Sri Lanka by six wickets in the finals, shedding tears of joy after the victory was sealed in his home city Mumbai.
Former all-rounder Andrew Flintoff of England is also among the contenders. After a dramatic and intense Second Test of the 2005 Ashes, England eventually triumphed over Australia, winning by two runs and they regained the Ashes for the first time since 1987.
Rather than celebrate with his team mates in a highly emotional and iconic moment, Freddie Flintoff headed over to a collapsing Brett Lee at the final wicket to console him in true sportsmanship.
The Laureus Sporting Moment Award celebrates the moments where sport has unified people in the most extraordinary way. This campaign shortlists 20 sporting stories from the last 20 years that have left their mark on the world. With three knock-out rounds, the top-20 moments will be whittled down to ten then five, with the top-five moments going head-to-head, with one moment ultimately crowned the winner of Laureus Sporting Moment 2000-2020.
Voting takes place between January 10 and February 16, with the winner being announced during the Laureus World Sports Awards Show on Monday February 17 in Berlin. (UNI)