Captured by Indian photographer Atul Kamble last November, the image beat 500 entries and shows Tendulkar poised to stride out for his last innings, against the West Indies in Mumbai – with fans clamouring to record the moment using smartphones and other imaging devices.

Chris Smith, chair of the judging panel and chief sports photographer for The Sunday Times said the ‘sheer sense of occasion… won us over’.

Amateur photographer Mohammed Khalid Rayhan Shawon was voted a runner up with this shot of children playing under a flight path in Dhaka, Bangladesh

UK photographers Andrew Boyers, Anthony Devlin and Clive Rose were among the finalists, while amateur photographer Mohammed Khalid Rayhan Shawon, from Bangladesh, won a runner-up position.

Judges included renowned cricket photographer Patrick Eagar.

The best images will go on display at the MCC Museum.

UK photographer Andrew Boyers captured this image during happier times for the England cricket team. Kevin Pietersen takes a photo of the replica Ashes urn on his mobile phone last summer