Sachin Tendulkar has made unparalleled contributions to Mumbai cricket, and it appears that the Master Blaster will soon be honoured for those accomplishments in the grandest manner imaginable. A life-size monument of the renowned batter is scheduled to be erected at Mumbai’s Wankhede Stadium.
According to the Indian Express, the statue will either be unveiled on Sachin’s approaching 50th birthday (April 30) or later in the year during the 50-over World Cup, which is scheduled to be held in the nation. Sachin played his final international match at the iconic venue in 2013 against the West Indies.
The Mumbai Cricket Association’s (MCA) president, Amol Kale, was quoted in the Indian Express as saying that Sachinhas given the same consent, and when the monument comes to life, it will be the first statue ever erected at the legendary site.
The Indian Express cited MCA president Kale as saying, “That will be the first statue in Wankhede Stadium; we will decide where it will be placed.”
Sachin is a Bharat Ratn and everyone is aware of the contributions made to cricket. It will be a tiny gift from the MCA in honour of his 50th birthday. His consent was granted when I spoke with him three weeks ago, Kale added.
MCA is renowned for giving honourable obituaries to its athletes who were able to make a difference in the sport and establish a cult following for themselves. the same locationhas a stadium named for the World Cup champion from 2011 already. Moreover, it contains a booth dedicated for Dilip Vengasarkar and a business box named for Sunil Gavaskar, the Little Master.
Before his great international career, which lasted more than 20 years, was ended at the Wankhede in a Test match against the Windies in November 2013, Sachin enjoyed a long and successful international career. He achieved numerous historic firsts while he was still playing.