Mumbai: A full-length statue of former Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar has been unveiled at the Wankhede Cricket Stadium. Sachin participated in this. Then he shared his Wankhede Maidan memories with resplendence.
The Maharashtra Cricket Association had announced that a full-length statue of Sachin Tendulkar would be erected at the Wankhede Stadium in his honour. Accordingly, his statue has been installed at the Wankhede Stadium.
Sachin played for the Indian team in international cricket from 1989 to 2013. About 24 years. He played his first innings in international cricket on 15 November 1989 against Pakistan in Karachi. In November 2013, he played his last Test match at the Wankhede Stadium in his hometown Mumbai. He is known in the world of cricket as ‘Master Blaster’. He has scored a total of 100 centuries in international cricket.
“I came to Wankhede Stadium for the first time in 1983. I was 10 years old then. It was a series in which the West Indies team traveled to India after India won the World Cup. My brother’s friends decided to watch the match. I also came with them. I enjoyed watching the match from the North Stand.
Then I was selected as a ball-boy during the 1987 World Cup series. Then I got a chance to see the dressing room of the Indian team. I was 14 years old then. Sunil Gavaskar took me to the dressing room.
My happiest moment at this stadium was the 2011 World Cup win. There is no doubt about it. It was the happiest moment of my entire cricketing career.
I played my last cricket match here in 2013. It was a Test match against the West Indies. When I came to bat, my mom and family members were broadcast on the big screen in the stadium. Seeing that, I was unable to concentrate on the game. “When you think about these memories in Wankhede, you naturally get a smile on your face,” said Sachin.