India’s batting legend Sachin Tendulkar, has been voted ‘Best Test player’ of 21st Century, in an online poll, conducted by Cricket Australia’s website.Tendulkar topped the list, out of 100 best Test players since 2000.He was followed by Sri Lanka’s Kumar Sangakkara and Adam Gilchrist, of Australia .
Presently the Icon of IPL franchise Mumbai Indians, Tendulkar earned 23% votes, with more than 16,000 fans, who participated in the online poll, and Sangakkara got 14% votes after CA released the top 100 Test players’ list on its website.
“Tendulkar, jumped four places from where cricket.com.au had placed him, while cricketing greats Ricky Ponting and Jacques Kallis were separated on the countback, with Australian edging out his Proteas counterpart,” the website said.
Tendulkar, who retired in 2013 after playing 200 Tests, is the lone Indian to be figuring in the top-10 list, while there are four Australian, three South African and two Sri Lankan cricketers.
The Poll result:1. Sachin Tendulkar (Ind) 23%, 2. Kumar Sangakkara (SL) 14%, 3. Adam Gilchrist (Aus) 13%, 4. Ricky Ponting (Aus) 11%, 5. Jacques Kallis (SA) 11%, 6. AB de Villiers (SA) 10%, 7. Shane Warne (Aus) 9%, 8. Glenn McGrath (Aus) 5%, 9. Muttiah Muralitharan (SL) 3%, 10. Dale Steyn (SA) 1%.