Indian batsman Sachin Tendulkar has been named as the Cricket World® Player Of The Week for a record seventh time after he scored three half-centuries in the Indian Premier League.
He helped his Mumbai Indians side finish the week clear at the top of the table with wins over the Kolkata Knight Riders, Chennai Super Kings and the Deccan Chargers.
Tendulkar hit an unbeaten 71 in 48 balls to help his side beat the Knight Riders by seven wickets, 72 in 52 balls as his side beat the Super Kings by five wickets and he completed his week with 55 in 43 balls to help his side to a 41-run win over the Deccan Chargers.
Such has been Tendulkar's brilliant form in the IPL has led for some to call for him to be added to India's ICC World Twenty20 squad but he has resisted those calls.
Other contenders for the weekly award included England's Alastair Cook, South African batsman Rilee Rossouw, and other players in the IPL which merited mentions were Shaun Tait, Sourav Ganguly, Yusuf Pathan and Robin Uthappa.
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