Sachin Tendulkar’s statue will be unveiled at Wankhede Stadium today – Magazine Creations

A statue of cricket star Sachin Tendulkar is scheduled to be unveiled on Wednesday, coinciding with the World Cup match between India and Sri Lanka at the Wankhede Stadium.

The unveiling ceremony of Tendulkar’s statue will witness the presence of several dignitaries, including Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde, Deputy Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, the iconic Sachin Tendulkar himself, BCCI Secretary Jay Shah, Treasurer Ashish Shelar, among other officials. From Mumbai Cricket. Association (MCA), including President Amol Kale, Secretary Ajinkya Naik, and other members of the Supreme Council, PTI mentioned.

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The statue, which depicts the famous batsman playing cricket, has been placed next to Sachin Tendulkar’s stand. It is worth noting that the statue was designed by artist Pramod Kamble, a painter and sculptor who hails from Ahmednagar in the state.

A statue of Tendulkar was installed at Wankhede Stadium, his home stadium, nearly a decade after he concluded his last match for India at the stadium. This final match took place during a two-match Test series against the West Indies in November 2013.

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Tendulkar, who boasts of an astonishing 15,921 Test runs and a staggering 18,426 ODI runs, will be present at the unveiling ceremony of the statue.

Earlier this year, it was revealed that a statue of Sachin Tendulkar, who celebrated his 50th birthday in April, would be placed at the stadium. Final preparations and finishing touches to the statue were carried out on Tuesday.

Discussing India’s performance in the ongoing Cricket World Cup, the home team has been on a winning streak, registering victories in six straight matches in their quest for their first Cricket World Cup title since the last time the event was held in India in 2011, as reported that I.

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Meanwhile, 1996 World Cup champions Sri Lanka found themselves in a precarious situation after losing to Afghanistan. Their margin for error is very slim, and it is very likely that they will emerge victorious in all their next three matches, including a tough encounter against tournament hosts India, to maintain any chance of qualifying for the semi-finals.

(With inputs from agencies)

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Updated: 01 November 2023, 07:25 AM IST


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