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Sachin Tendulkar`s life-size bronze statue unveiled at Wankhede: Watch


An Indian legend Sachin TendulkarA statue of a lifetime was unveiled at the Wankhede Stadium on the eve of India’s 2023 ICC World Cup series clash against Sri Lanka on Thursday.

Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), secretary Jay Shah, Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde, BCCI Vice President Rajeev Shukla, Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) President Amol Kale, Rajya Sabha member Sharad Pawar, and Sachin’s wife Anjali Tendulkar, his daughter Sara Tendulkar, and his brother Ajit Tendulkar were present during the unveiling of the statue.

The statue is dedicated to 50 years of Tendulkar’s life and has been installed by MCA near the Sachin Tendulkar Stand at the stadium, and was unveiled today.

Sudhir Kumar Chaudhary, a popular supporter of Team India and a fan of Sachin, was also present during the ceremony. He blew a conch shell and waved the Indian flag during the unveiling.

With 34,357 runs in 664 international appearances at an average of 48.52, Sachin is the highest run scorer in international cricket. He has scored 100 centuries and 164 fifties, the most in international cricket. He is the only player with a century.

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With 18,426 runs in ODIs and 15,921 runs in Tests, Sachin also has the highest runs in both formats. He is the first player to win an ODI double hundred and play 200 Test matches. He also has 201 international wickets to his name, making him a very useful part-time spin bowling option. With a total of 664 international appearances, he is the most capped player of all time. He is part of the Indian Team that won the ICC Cricket World Cup in 2011.

Sachin played six IPL seasons from 2008-2013, all for Mumbai Indians, where he scored a total of 2334 runs in 78 matches at an average of 34.84. Sachin has 13 fifties and hundreds under his belt, hitting 29 sixes and 295 fours at a strike rate of 119.82. He won the 2013 edition of the tournament with the franchise as a player.

Sachin’s best performance was in IPL 2010. He scored 618 runs in 15 matches at an average of 47.53 at a strike rate of 132.61. He scored five fifties that season and his individual best score was 89*. He won the “Orange Cap” that season. MI finished as runner-up that season.

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