On Tuesday, legend Sachin Tendulkar expressed his delight when he learned about the Mumbai Cricket Association’s plan to erect a life-sized statue of him at the Wankhede Stadium. He expressed his gratitude towards the MCA and felt that his life had come full circle.
Tendulkar’s cricketing journey began in the maidans of Mumbai. He went on to achieve his dream of winning the World Cup title in 2011 at the iconic venue. He also played his 200th Test (his last) against the West Indies at the same venue in 2013.
THE STATUE WILL BE UNVEILED ON SACHIN TENDULKAR’S BIRTHDAY
The life-sized statue of Master Blaster will be revealed at the Wankhede Stadium on his 50th birthday on April 24, 2023. Tendulkar also has a stand named after him at the Wankhede Stadium.
Expressing his delight, Tendulkar said in an interview:
“I started my cricketing journey representing Mumbai. India winning the World Cup in 2011 remains the biggest moment in my life. My last match representing India, was very memorable, and that happened in Mumbai as well.”
“Life has come a full circle for me at Wankhede, which has been witness to some very special moments. I’ve always taken a lot of pride in representing Mumbai cricket, and my wonderful association with the MCA continues today as well. I’m very grateful to them for this kind of gesture,”
Sachin further added.
While Sachin Tendulkar was visiting the Wankhede Stadium on Tuesday, Mumbai Cricket Association president Amol Kale announced the statue unveiling. Tendulkar made his debut for India in 1989. He is one of the greatest batsmen in cricket history, having scored over 34,000 runs in international cricket across 200 Tests and 463 ODIs. The 49-year-old also holds several records, including the most international hundreds (100).
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