Former legendary Indian batter Sachin Tendulkar has a massive fan following across the world of cricket even a decade after he retired from international cricket. The same aura of one of the greatest batters of all time was recently seen in Mumbai when a statue of him was unveiled at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai ahead of the India vs Sri Lanka clash in the ongoing ODI World Cup 2023.
Sachin Tendulkar also visited the spot where his statue was made at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. The pictures of this iconic moment also started making rounds within minutes of being shared over the X (formerly Twitter) by a user.
It also attracted a lot of exciting reactions from ardent cricket fans, especially the devoted fans of the veteran of 34,357 international runs and the remarkable 100 international centuries.
Sachin Tendulkar in a different role in India vs Sri Lanka ODI World Cup clash after 12 years
Notably, Sachin Tendulkar was a part of the Indian playing XI 12 years back when the men in blue faced Sri Lanka in an ODI World Cup 2023 match at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai; it was none other than the unforgettable and iconic final of the ODI World Cup 2011, where India emerged victorious to lift the ODI World Cup title after a long wait of 28 years since they won it first time in the year 1983 under Kapil Dev’s captaincy.
It was also the sixth ODI World Cup appearance of Sachin Tendulkar for India since he made his debut in the ODI World Cup 1992, and it finally summed up with the glorious finish as India won the prestigious cricket quadrennial.
Sachin Tendulkar is also active as a commentator in the ongoing ODI World Cup 2023, alongside a few more former cricketing legends, including the likes of former Pakistan pacer Waqar Younis, former Pak skipper Ramiz Raja and former legendary Indian batter Sunil Gavaskar.
Here’s how fans reacted to Sachin Tendulkar visiting his statue in Mumbai:
Wao wao wao The GOAT🇮🇳— Dr Crickter (@drcrickter) November 1, 2023
Sachin tum cricket k bhagwan ho samrat ho jaan ho india ka samman ho— Indra Chopra (@indra_chop19384) November 1, 2023
Straight drive punch would have been more iconic.— Anbu Sampath (@anbusampath) November 1, 2023
God of cricket SACHIN SACHIN— TalkHub (@neemeshp14) November 1, 2023
Grand celebration all it was required— MRS. RAJALAXMI (@MrsRajalaxmi) November 1, 2023
A special special player who created such fond cricketing memories#SachinTendulkar
Lovely ♥️— AKHILESH YADAV (@Aky21605104) November 1, 2023
Beautiful ❤️— Ankit Verma (@TechyWicket) November 1, 2023
GOAT ♥️👏— Amie syed (@Catbandittt1) November 1, 2023
The GOD 🙌🏻— Tanishq Soni (@TheTanishqSoni) November 1, 2023