Life-size statue of Sachin Tendulkar to be unveiled at Mumbai's Wankhede Stadium during 2023 World Cup
Sachin Tendulkar, who is called the God of cricket, is going to get a special gift on his 50th birthday. His life-size statue will be installed at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. Ten years after Sachin’s retirement, he is getting this special honour.
The former Indian opener played his last match of his career on this ground and it was Wankhede where he started his career too. Sachin’s statue could be unveiled on his 50th birthday on April 23 or during the ODI World Cup 2023 to be held this year.
Sachin himself has decided where the statue of Sachin will be installed. For this he reached Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai with his wife Anjali. Moreover, the President of Mumbai Cricket Association Amol Kale was also present in the stadium, while Sachin’s visit.
Sachin he had no idea about his statue and is surprised to hear about it. Sachin told that his career started on this ground and he got many unforgettable memories. The happiest moment of his career came in the year 2011, when Team India won the World Cup. Sachin also told that his coach Ramakant Achrekar had instilled in him a different interest in cricket on this ground and he was determined to make a career in this game. That is why this ground is special for him and it is a big deal to have a statue here.
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First statue in Wanakhede
For the first time a statue of a player is being installed at Wankhede Stadium. The Wankhede Stadium already has a stand named after Sachin. There are not many statues of sportspersons in India. There are three statues of former India cricketer CK Nayudu in different stadiums. The first statue is in the Vidarbha Cricket Stadium, the second in Andhra and the third in the Holkar Stadium in Indore. However, many players have wax statues and stands named after them. Statues of many legendary players are also in Madame Tussauds Museum.
Australia’s legendary spinner Shane Warne has a statue at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. It was unveiled by Warne in 2011. Now Sachin, who played 200 Tests, 463 ODIs and one T20 for India, will also unveil his statue. Sachin is the player with the most 100 centuries in international cricket. He also has the highest number of 34,357 runs in international cricket.
Statue will be installed in front of club house
Sachin told that his statue will be installed right in front of the club house. The place is very clean and people will pass by the statue when they come and go to watch the match. Along with this, Sachin shared his memories related to this ground and said that from the first under-15 match to the first Ranji match and the last match for India, he played all the important matches on this ground. Sachin thanked all the members of the Mumbai Cricket Association for deciding to install the statue.
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