In the Wankhede stadium, a life-size monument of cricket great Sachin Tendulkar will soon be unveiled for fans to admire. Amol Kale, the president of the Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA), made the announcement on Tuesday. It will mark the first time a player’s statue has been erected at the famous stadium. The 2023 ICC World Cup will mark the unveiling of the statue. It will be mounted on a spherical platform outside the MCA lounge. The statue is a part of the MCA’s celebration of the Master Blaster’s Golden Jubilee year at the Wankhede.
Several life-size statues may be found in cricket grounds across the nation. Colonel CK Nayudu, a former Indian captain, has only had three distinct sculptures constructed so far. The Holkar Stadium in Indore, the Vidarbha Cricket Association (VCA) stadium in Nagpur, and the VDCA stadium in Andhra Pradesh are where you may find them.
At the MCA, The Master Blaster was present with Amol Kale and spoke with journalists.
“I was pleasantly surprised by this choice because everything began at the Wankhede in 1998. For me, the trip began right here. I took part in my first Ranji game here. I was once admonished by Achrekar Sir, and ever since then, I’ve taken cricket seriously. This is the location of my last game. Here, my life has come full circle. I have many beautiful memories of this site, both good and bad. It’s an important occasion for me, “added Sachin.
The illustrious batter talked fondly of his experiences at the Wankhede and expressed his love for the venue.
“I would say that I am still a 25-year-old with 25 years of experience. It’s good, and I want to thank the MCA for this admirable act of kindness. It’s a really meaningful site for me, and the MCA was responsible for many career-related events,” he remarked.
I have spent an unrivalled amount of time here, and I have loved hanging out and playing here. a unique location for me. It’s a special occasion for me that I received the message from MCA regarding the monument. I came here to talk about the kind of statue that will be made and to decide where it should go. These kinds of things are uncommon and special, he continued.
The statue will be unveiled during the 2023 ICC World Cup, which will be staged in India, according to MCA President Amol Kale. Since many people of the cricket community will be present and we want to make it a big event, we will unveil the statue during the World Cup, Kale said.
For India, Sachin has played in 200 Tests, 463 ODIs, and 1 T20I, totaling 34,357 runs. With 100 hundreds under his belt, The Master Blaster owns the record for the most international centuries. In 2011 in the Wankhede, he won the World Cup.