The cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar was felicitated on the grand occasion of the unveiling of his statue at his home ground, the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. This momentous event took place on Wednesday, November 1, 2023. The statue showcases Tendulkar in a batting posture, with his bat held high following a lofted drive, immortalizing the master blaster’s iconic cricketing journey.
The ceremony was nothing short of grand, with Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde unveiling the statue. Tendulkar was accompanied by his wife Anjali and daughter Sara during this significant event. Notable dignitaries graced the occasion including former BCCI and ICC chief Sharad Pawar, incumbent BCCI secretary Jay Shah, treasurer Ashish Shelar, vice-president Rajiv Shukla, and Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) president Amol Kale, among others.
The unveiling of this statue was not just a tribute to Tendulkar’s illustrious cricketing career, but also a moment of pride for all his fans and the cricketing community. As the statue was unveiled, chants of ‘Sachin Sachin’ resonated across the stadium, reflecting the undying admiration and respect that the cricketing maestro commands. This gesture was a tribute to Tendulkar’s unparalleled contribution to Indian cricket, and the timing couldn’t have been more perfect, as it was unveiled a day before India’s seventh match in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023, which was to be played at the Wankhede Stadium.
This ceremony was indeed a heartfelt recognition of Sachin Tendulkar’s significant contributions to cricket, both in India and globally.