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Sachin’s last walk to crease bags best photo award


Mumbai, Nov 26:
A photograph capturing cricket maestro Sachin Tendulkar’s final walk to the crease in his last Test match at the Wankhede stadium has bagged the ‘Picture of the Year’ award for 2013, organisers said Wednesday.

Sachin Tendulkar
Sachin Tendulkar

The photo – by 41-year-old Mumbai photojournalist Atul Kamble for Mid Day – bagged the award at the fourth MFI-Yes Bank National Press Photo Contest 2014.

It shows Tendulkar stepping out of the dressing room to bat in his final Test innings as his excited fans jostled to capture the historic moment in November 2013.

The picture was unanimously selected as the winner from over 8,000 images submitted by more than 240 photojournalists across India.

Kamble will receive a prize money of Rs 75,000 for the photo, which was also adjudged the best in the sports category.

The awards ceremony will be held here next month.

22 photojournalists, who won prizes in six categories, will be awarded cash prizes of Rs 50,000, Rs 30,000 and Rs 20,000.

The jury comprised Pablo Batholomew, Arko Datta and Rafeeq Ellias and the awards were announced in the presence of Yes Bank CEO and managing director Rana Kapoor here Wednesday evening.  (IANS)