The Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) is planning to reveal a statue of Sachin Tendulkar to commemorate his 50th birthday on April 24. Sachin Tendulkar was surprised and happy about this announcement.
Sachin Tendulkar spoke about how he had many great moments at the Wankhede Stadium. He mentioned that winning the ODI World Cup in 2011 and playing his final Test (200th match) against West Indies at the venue were the most memorable moments of his career. He also said that having a statue of himself outside the stadium where he played some of his best cricket was like a dream come true for him.
Sachin Tendulkar believes that this statue is a symbol of his journey as a cricketer, and having it at the Wankhede Stadium is an incredible honor. He feels that his life has come full circle with this statue being erected.
The unveiling of the statue is a tribute to Sachin Tendulkar’s contributions to Indian cricket and the game of cricket worldwide. The MCA’s decision to honor Sachin Tendulkar with a statue outside the Wankhede Stadium is a great way to recognize the legacy of a legendary cricketer who has inspired millions of people across the world.
what Sachin Tendulkar has to say?
“This decision is a pleasant surprise for me, 1998 is when it all started at the Wankhede. The journey started here for me. [I] played my first Ranji match here. Long ago, [Ramakant] Achrekar sir reprimanded me here and from thereon I became a serious cricketer. I played my last match at this very venue. Life has come full circle for me here. I have wonderful memories of this place, some memorable and some not-so-good. It’s a big moment for me,”
Sachin Tendulkar to The Print.
The legendary batter further also called it a rare and unique moment in his life.
“I am still a 25-year-old with 25 years of experience I would say. It’s good and I would like to thank the MCA for this really great gesture. It’s a very special place for me and a lot of things happened in my career because of the MCA. The amount of time that I have spent here is second to none and I have enjoyed being here and playing here.”
“A special place for me. I got the message from MCA regarding the statue and it’s a special occasion for me. I came here to discuss the type of statue that will be created and to identify a place for it. Things such as these are rare and unique.”
The cricketer from Mumbai started playing for India in 1989. He played in 200 Test matches, 463 ODIs, and 1 T20I. He scored more than 34,000 runs in total, which is a record for the most runs in international cricket.
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