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Sachin Tendulkar, a name that needs no introduction for Indian sports fans. The cricket maestro carried the hopes of billions of people onto the cricket field for decades. The numerous world records, including most international runs and centuries, are only part of the greatness of Sachin Tendulkar. The respect he inspired among his teammates and rivals is a testament to his impact. Sachin Tendulkar received a deserved reward for his perseverance when the Indian cricket team won the 2011 World Cup at the Wankhede Stadium, with the superstar being a part of the team.

Today, the life-size statue of Sachin Tendulkar was unveiled at the Wankhede Stadium on the eve of the World Cup clash between India and Sri Lanka.

Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) Secretary Jay Shah, Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde, BCCI Vice-President Rajeev Shukla, Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) President Amol Kale, Sharad Pawar , Rajya Sabha member, and Sachin’s wife Anjali Tendulkar, daughter Sara Tendulkar and brother Ajit Tendulkar were present during the unveiling of the statue.

The statue is dedicated to 50 years of Tendulkar’s life and was installed by the MCA near the Sachin Tendulkar Stand at the stadium, and it was unveiled today.

Sudhir Kumar Chaudhary, a supporter of the Indian team and a fan of Sachin, was also present during the ceremony. He blew a conch shell and waved the Indian flag.

Sachin is considered the greatest batter to have played this match. With 34,357 runs in 664 international matches at an average of 48.52, Sachin is the highest runs scorer in international cricket. He scored 100 centuries and 164 half-centuries, most in international cricket. He is the only player to have a century of centuries.

With 18,426 runs in ODIs and 15,921 runs in Tests, Sachin also has the highest runs in both formats. He is the first player to reach an ODI double hundred and to have played 200 test matches.

He also has 201 international wickets to his name, making him a very useful part-time spin bowling option. With a total of 664 international caps, he is the most capped player of all time. He was part of the Indian team that won the ICC Cricket World Cup in 2011.

Sachin played six IPL seasons from 2008 to 2013, all for Mumbai Indians, where he scored a total of 2,334 runs in 78 matches at an average of 34.84. Sachin has 13 50s and 100s to his name, hitting 29 sixes and 295 fours with a strike rate of 119.82. He won the 2013 edition of the tournament with the franchise as a player.

Sachin’s best performance came in the 2010 IPL. He scored 618 runs in 15 matches at an average of 47.53 and a strike rate of 132.61. He scored five fifties this season and his highest individual score was 89*. He won the “Orange Cap” that season. MI finished second this season.

With ANI inputs

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