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The Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA), headed by NCP leader Sharad Pawar presented Tendulkar with a 10 kg silver bat and a cheque of Rs 2.51 lakh to honour him after he was conferred with 'Maharashtra Bhushan' award by the state government and also for completing a record 10,000 runs in one-day internationals. [MCA felicitates Tendulkar with silver bat]

Sachin Tendulkar
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There's never a shortage of awards when you're as big a star as Sachin Tendulkar. Having already bagged many prestigious awards in an international career that has seen the little master from Mumbai stamp his authority on world cricket, Tendulkar recently added another feather to his cap. Mumbai's favourite son was awarded the 'Maharashtra Bhushan' for the year 2000-01. The award was announced on Tendulkar's birthday by Cultural Affairs Minister Ramkrishna More. The award comprises a citation and a cash element of Rupees Five lakhs.

Sachin Tendulkar
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Considering that Sachin Tendulkar has scored 25 Test centuries, he must have been in the running for at least the same number of Man of the Match awards. In actual point of fact, he has eight Man of the Match awards in his kitty, and on two of those occasions he didn't even make a century.
Sachin's Man of the Match awards in Tests | in ODIs

The Arjuna awardcarries a cash prize of Rs. 50,000, a bronze statuette of Arjuna and a scroll. Instituted in the year 1961, the awards are given annually to honour outstanding sportsmen. Sachin Tendulkar received the honour in 1994.

In 1997 Sachin Tendulkar became the 11th Indian to be named Cricketer of the Year by the Wisden Almanack

The 'Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award' is India's highest sporting award. An exclusive award, the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award is awarded only to those individuals who have done India proud on the world stage. The award was instituted in 1991 and Tendulkar is the seventh recepient of the award. Sachin Tendulkar has done enough to deserve this award and more.
"India's Highest sports award for Tendulkar" (12 Aug 1998)

The Padma Shri is awarded to people doing exceptional work in their respective fields. It is given away by the President of India in a very special function at the Rashtrapathi Bhavan. Sachin Tendulkar featured in this list in 1999 for his outstanding contribution to Indian cricket.
Tendulkar awarded Padma Shri

 

 

 
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