Awards and Achievements.



  • 1994: Arjuna Award Recipient for achievements in cricket
  • 1997: One of the five cricketers selected as Wisden Cricketer of the Year
  • 1997/98: Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna - India's highest sporting honour
  • 1999: Padma Shri - India's fourth-highest civilian award
  • 2003: The "Greatest Sportsman" of the country in the Best of India poll by Zee News
  • 2006: One of the Asian Heroes by Time magazine
  • 2006: Sportsperson of the Year
  • 2008: Padma Vibhushan - India's second-highest civilian award
  • 2009: Time magazine included Sachin's Test Debut in "Top 10 Sporting Moments"
  • 2010: LG People's Choice Award
  • 2010: ICC Cricketer of the Year - Highest award in the ICC listings
  • 2010: Sports Icon of the Year for 21 years at the NDTV Indian of the Year Awards
  • 2010: One of the world's 100 most influential people in "The 2010 TIME 100" poll by Time magazine
  • 2004, 2007 and 2010: ICC World ODI XI
  • 2009, 2010 and 2011: ICC World Test XI
  • 1997, 2010 and 2012: Wisden Leading Cricketer in the World
  • Won a record 16 Man of the Series and 62 Man of the Match awards in ODI Matches
  • Has the distinction of having won Man of the Match Award against all ICC Full Members (Test Playing Nations)
  • 2012: Wisden India Outstanding Achievement award
  • 2012: Honorary Member of the Order of Australia, given by the Australian government