In an online poll conducted by Cricket Australia’s website, India's legendary cricketer Sachin Tendulkar has been voted as the 'Test player of the 21st century.' The poll was conducted by the website cricket.com.au, which is the official website of Cricket Australia to list out best 100 Test players since 2000.
The former Indian cricket player Sachin Tendulkar received the higher number of votes in the poll to become the best test player of 21st Century. Sri Lanka’s Kumar Sangakkara held the second position in the list receiving second highest number of votes. Third position has been occupied by the former Australian cricketer Adam Gilchrist.
Sachin Tendulkar is certainly one of the best cricketers of all-time and now, this online poll has crowned him as the best Test player of this century.
"Tendulkar, the Little Master who remains an iconic figure in the sport, was a runaway winner, while batting giants Ricky Ponting and Jacques Kallis were separated on countback, with the Australian just edging out his Protean counterpart," the website said.
The survey was taken by over 16,000 cricket fans and Sachin managed to get 23 per cent of votes to top the list while Sangakkara got 14 per cent votes to be at the second position. The top 10 Test players list includes only one Indian (Sachin Tendlukar), four Australian, three South African and two Sri Lankan cricketers.
Sachin Tendulkar currently holds the record for the highest number of runs scored in both ODI and Test cricket formats as well as the only player to have hit 100 international centuries.