rose as one to salute the best

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Thirty-nine and counting. Sachin Tendulkar has been the subject of many debates, about whether he should retire or not, if he was losing his touch, or if he should also be clubbed with those who have outlived their utility.

All of those debates were dumped in the trash as Adelaide rose as one to salute the best in the business.

Please explain the emboldened parts to me.
 

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Thirty-nine and counting. Sachin Tendulkar has been the subject of many debates, about whether he should retire or not, if he was losing his touch, or if he should also be clubbed with those who have outlived their utility.

All of those debates were dumped in the trash as Adelaide rose as one to salute the best in the business.

Please explain the emboldened parts to me.

She got up and applauded the best man in the game: Sachin Tend...
 

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All of those debates were dumped in the trash as Adelaide rose as one to salute the best in the business.

Please explain the emboldened parts to me.

"rose as one" when the text mentions only one person does not make sense. The phrase is usually used when there is a crowd who all do the same thing at the same time.
 

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"rose as one" when the text mentions only one person does not make sense. The phrase is usually used when there is a crowd who all do the same thing at the same time.

This is exactly what I thought, but as the sentence given is phrased like that one can suppose it means she got up ...
 

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(all of the residents of the town of Adelaide) rose as one (got up at the same) to (pay honor to) salute the best in the business (Tendulker)
 

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(all of the residents of the town of Adelaide) rose as one (got up at the same) to (pay honor to) salute the best in the business (Tendulker)

Thank you for explaining the reason - unfortunately Gary's original post did not make it at all clear that the city of Adelaide was being cited and not a person.
 
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