Sachin Tendulkar Statue: Sachin Tendulkar has been one of the pillars of the Indian cricket team. He is referred to as “The God of Cricket”, “The Little Master”, and “The Master Blaster”.
During the playing days of his cricketing career, Sachin Tendulkar accomplished several feats. He is the only player who has scored 100 centuries in international cricket.
Having played 200 Tests, he has aggregated 15,921 runs at an average of 53.8. Notably, he has slammed six double centuries, 51 centuries and 68 half-centuries.
On the other side of the coin, he has played 463 ODIs. He scored 18,426 runs at an average of 44.8 including 49 centuries and 96 half-centuries to his name.
He is also the first player in the history of ODIs to score a double century in the 50-over format. The 49-year-old is regarded as one of the greatest batters in the history of cricket.
On top of that, Sachin Tendulkar is the all-time highest run-scorer in both ODI and Test cricket. He scored more than 18000 runs and 15000 runs in the respective formats.
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MCA will install a life-size statue of Sachin Tendulkar
Meanwhile, in the latest development, Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) will install a life-size statue of the legendary Sachin Tendulkar.
It is said to be a special gift from MCA to Sachin Tendulkar as the latter will be celebrating his 50th birthday on April 24 this year.
Sachin Tendulkar is likely to visit the Wankhede on February 28 to explore, along with the MCA officials, where his statue can be installed inside the Wankhede stadium.
Meanwhile, MCA president Amol Kale told TOI that he is hoping “the statue will be unveiled during the ODI World Cup in India later this year.”
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“Every Mumbaikar, rather the world knows about Sachin’s contribution to cricket. He’s the pride of the cricketing fraternity and a Bharat Ratna as well. As a small token of appreciation for his work, and as a special gift on his 50th birthday, the MCA will put up a life-size statue on the premises of the Wankhede Stadium, something similar to the statue of Shane Warne at the MCG,” MCA president added.
“We approached him a couple of weeks back (with this idea), and a couple of days back, we gave his consent. So now, we’ll decide where to put up the statue soon. At the same time, we’ll decide when to unveil it. We are planning to do it during the ODI World Cup so that the entire cricketing fraternity is present during its unveiling,” Kale told TOI.
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