India legend and Master Blaster, Sachin Tendulkar celebrated his 50th birthday three days ago.
Therefore, to honor him on his special day, the Sharjah Cricket Stadium has named a stand after him in their iconic stadium.
With Sharjah, Sachin has a very special connection because he scored seven tons, two of which came in the tri-series against Australia in 1998.
On 22nd April 1998, he hit 143 runs against Australia in what is now known as the Desert Storm innings.
During this very game, there was a 25-minute sandstorm that interrupted the game between the two sides.
Meanwhile, in the final of the tri-series against Australia, he made 134 on his 25th birthday and helped India win the title.
On the other hand, the West Stand at Sharjah Cricket Stadium has been named Sachin Tendulkar Stand.
This ceremony was attended by Sharjah Cricket CEO Khalaf Bukhatir. However, Sachin could not attend this ceremony in person as he had other commitments.
Furthermore, Sachin was a bit disappointed in not being able to go to Sharjah to attend the ceremony.
Sydney Cricket Ground also honors Sachin and Brian Lara
I wish I was there but unfortunately I had prior commitments. Playing at Sharjah has always been a magnificient experience. From the electrifying atmosphere to the love, affection, and support, Sharjah has been a special venue for Indian cricket fans and lovers of the game from around the globe.
Moreover, Sachin also thanked everyone in Sharjah for giving him such a wonderful honor on his 50th birthday.
A big thank you to Bukhatir and his team for this kind gesture on the 25th anniversary of the Desert Storm match and my 50th birthday. Feels like the greatest 6 of them all.
On Monday, Sydney Cricket Ground also honored Sachin by naming a gate after him and West Indies legend, Brian Lara.
Moreover, the Master Blaster retired from international cricket in 2013 after playing for 24 years and scoring 100 international hundreds.
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