A life-size statue of Sachin Tendulkar will be erected inside Mumbai’s renowned Wankhede Stadium, where the legendary batter played his final match for India. According to cricket officials, the statue is expected to be unveiled on April 23, Tendulkar’s 50th birthday, or later this year during the 50-over World Cup. If installed in April, Mumbai Indians fans will have a great opportunity to see the statue in all its glory during the IPL 2023.
Amol Kale, president of the Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA), confirmed the news. Tendulkar represented India in 200 Tests, 463 One-Day Internationals, and one Twenty20 International. He has the most runs (34,357) and hundreds scored in international cricket (100).
Tendulkar already has a stand named after him at the Wankhede. Last season, the MCA chose to dedicate a corporate box to Sunil Gavaskar and a stand to Dilip Vengsarkar.
Statues of Cricketers in India
There aren’t many life-size sculptures of cricket players in stadiums across the country. There are statues of former big-hitting Indian great C K Nayudu at the Holkar Stadium in Indore, the VDCA Stadium in Andhra Pradesh, and the Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium.
In their respective state associations, some players have wax sculptures and stand named after them.
Many former cricket greats are also represented in Madame Tussauds in London. Shane Warne is remembered in one of the most famous cricket player sculptures at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG).