Sachin Tendulkar declines to choose from shortlisted paintings to be gifted after 200th Test

MCA had planned to gift a golden or silver bat after the 200th Test. However, Sachin Tendulkar had asked for a painting instead © Getty Images

Oct 26, 2013

Sachin Tendulkar on Saturday declined to choose from the 10 canvasses he was offered from Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) as a gift to be presented to him after his 200th Test. The painting is being done by Prafull Sawant, an artist from Nashik.

According to an Indian Express report, Tendulkar declined to pick from the paintings and is keen on deciding on his own. “We will see what can be done about it. If he wants any other pictures, we will get those. After all, it’s the only thing Tendulkar has asked from us,” a source from MCA was quoted as saying by the newspaper.

The artist however is not aware about the new developments. “I have submitted the pictures and I’m still to get feedback from MCA about it,” he replied.

The MCA initially had planned to gift a bat of either gold or silver but the batsman had opted for a painting instead. The painting might cost anywhere between three lakh to five lakh.

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