Sachin Tendulkar replica at the Wankhede?

The idea of having replica of Sachin Tendulkar was inspired by Sir Don Bradman’s statue outside the Adelaide Oval AFP

By CricketCountry Staff

Mumbai: Jun 21, 2012

Members of the Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) have suggested erecting a Sachin Tendulkar replica to commemorate the batting legend’s 100 international centuries in March this year.

“It is a very big achievement for all, especially Mumbaikars. So, this would be an ideal way to recognise his monumental feat. Wankhede is his home ground and we need to do something special,” a source was quoted saying by Mid-Day.

The idea was inspired by Sir Don Bradman’s statue outside the Adelaide Oval.

“Sir Don is Australia and Adelaide’s pride. Similarly, Sachin is India and Mumbai’s jewel. At the moment, we just have a stand named after the legendary batsman, which is not enough,” added the source.

Some members in the MCA are not convinced with the idea. The reason is lack of space.

“There is already a huge space crunch at the Wankhede Stadium during matches. So, erecting a statue is not practically feasible.

“Another reason is the statue may get damaged in crowd frenzy,” said another source.

MCA has already announced that it would felicitate Tendulkar with 100 gold coins, which would cost approximately Rs. 28 lakhs.

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