Sachin Tendulkar felicitated by Mumbai Cricket Association

Sachin Tendulkar also thanked the MCA for their contribution in his growth © Getty Images

Nov 11, 2013

Indian batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar, who is set to retire from cricket after his 200th Test against the West Indies at the Wankhede Stadium, was felicitated by the Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) on Monday as they renamed the MCA Sports Complex in Mumbai after the Little Master.

Speaking about the Sachin Tendulkar Gymkhana Tendulkar said that the club offers the best of the facilities for young sportsmen to practice. He also said that it is important to build a strong sporting culture in the country.

“To build a sporting culture in India is tough, but important. We need proper facilities, training and infrastructure for our young generation.”

He also thanked the MCA for their contribution in his growth.

“My association with Mumbai cricket staretd almost 29 years ago when I first represented the team in an Under-16 tournament. Since then it has been a wonderful journey. Whenever I wanted to practice, the Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) ensured that I had the perfect pitches to play on, perfect conditions to practice.”

“Even when I went on to play for India, they ensured that they gave the best of the facilities to me for 24 years. It was a wonderful journey,” he added.

“Till a few years ago, the Bandra complex of the MCA wasn’t built. It was tough to practice during the monsoon. I would go out and practice in damp pitches,” Tendulkar concluded.

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