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Published Oct 24, 2023 at 1:00 PM IST

Sachin Tendulkar’s statue to be unveiled

A statue of former Cricketer Sachin Tendulkar is to be unveiled at the Wankhede Stadium on November 01. A special gift by Mumbai Cricket Association to the legend for his 50th birthday, the statue is being sculpted by artist Pramod Kamble. Sculptor Kamble also shed light on some details of his masterpiece and how he prepared it.  The statue, which will be placed near the Sachin Tendulkar stand, will be inaugurated on the eve of India’s World Cup fixture against Sri Lanka on November 2. While the icon is expected to be present for the occasion, several other dignitaries and members of the Indian team are also likely to grace the event. In February, the MCA president had announced that the association was planning to erect a life-size statue of Tendulkar as a tribute to the legend, who turned 50 in April.

Tendulkar, who retired from international cricket in 2013, already has a stand named after him at his home ground Wankhede. Last year, the MCA had honoured former India captain Sunil Gavaskar with a corporate box and Dilip Vengsarkar with a stand.

Published October 24th, 2023 at 13:00 IST

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