Oct 22, 2013
Indian batting legend Sachin Tendulkar is making sure that his mother is present in his final Test at Wankhede Stadium, after which he will retire from international cricket.
According to report in Indian Express, Tendulkar wasn’t happy with Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) arrangements. Tendulkar’s mother is likely to watch her son play from the MCA president box but he wasn’t satisfied with the temporary metal ramp which the official had shown him.
The 40-year-old is making sure that the lift is big enough to help his mother’s wheel-chair to move.
Tendulkar’s mother Rajni has never seen the batting star play at any stadium. India will play West Indies at Mumbai from November 14 to 18.
“We will make sure that everything is taken care of and every assistance is provided to Tendulkar’s family. His mother is in a wheelchair and we will prepare the ramp so that she can enter the president box without any problem,” MCA joint secretary Nitin Dalal said.
The entire Tendulkar family is expected to be present at the stadium.
There was a meeting held by MCA where it was decided that Tendulkar will be presented with a painting as his farewell gift. An artist is suppose to reach Tendulkar’s home on Tuesday and he will decide what kind of painting he would like.
MCA’s Kandivali Club at Mahaveer Nagar will be renamed as Sachin Tendulkar Gymkhana. Tendulkar’s cutout from his initial playing days will be placed in and around the stadium during the 200th Test.
The tickets will cost Rs 250 per day while a five-day pass will cost Rs 1,000. The tickets will have Tendulkar’s picture and his 51 Test century scores.
Tendulkar has requested MCA to provide him 500 tickets. MCA is likely to allot 200 in the pavilion and 200 in the North Stand, where tickets for others will carry a premium.