<div class="img-caption-wrap "> <img alt="S" src="https://st2.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/cricket/image_20131022144944.jpg" title="S" /> <p class="imgcaptionnew" style="width:618px;"> Sachin Tendulkar (above) will be gifted a special painting by internationally acclaimed painter from Nashik, Prafull Bhimraj Sawant © Getty Images</p> </div> <br /> <strong>Oct 23, 2013</strong><br /> <br /> Internationally acclaimed painter from Nashik, Prafull Bhimraj Sawant has been handed the job of preparing a painting by the <a href="/tags/Mumbai-Cricket-Association/post" target="_blank">Mumbai Cricket Association</a> (MCA) which will be handed to <a href="/tags/Sachin-Tendulkar/post" target="_blank">Sachin Tendulkar</a> as a parting gift after he appears in his 200th and final Test at the Wankhede stadium against the West Indies next month.<br /> <br /> The 34-year-old Sawant was invited by MCA officials to fulfil an urgent request.<br /> <br /> "Look I am not a die-hard cricket fan. Sachin Tendulkar is a famous name I know but ever since I was a kid, I have been painting all my life," Sawant said, as reported by <em>NDTV</em>.<br /> <br /> MCA President <a href="/tags/Sharad-Pawar/post" target="_blank">Sharad Pawar</a> had recommended Sawant to MCA.<br /> <br /> "I have met him [Sharad Pawar] once during an exhibition in Mumbai in 2010. He was very impressed with my work and bought a few to encourage me. His daughter [Supriya Sule] had also bought a painting for her mother. But this request for Sachin has been the greatest honour," an excited Sawant said.