India eye their seventh successive triumph when they take on Sri Lanka in their next ODI World Cup 2023 match on Thursday in Mumbai. The match will be played at the notorious Wankhede Arena, which is likewise the home ground of India captain Rohit Sharma. Strangely, just before the match, a sculpture of India’s cricketing legend Sachin Tendulkar was disclosed at the Wankhede. The batting incredible’s sculpture was disclosed at his home ground by Maharashtra Boss Clergyman Eknath Shinde at a stupendous function.
On being gotten some information about Sachin’s sculpture during the pre-match question and answer session, captain Rohit offered a clever response which left every one of the media people in parts.
“Practice pe punch pahuche toh humne dekhna sculpture standard itne intently dekhne nahi mila kyun ki murmur practice kar rhe the aur question and answer session itna delay karwa diya humare media administrator ne (chuckles). Toh itna pass se dekhne ko nahi mila. We returned, I completed my batting and I came here at this point. Standard mauka milega acche se dekhne ka.(Yes, we saw it when we came to rehearse, yet couldn’t see from nearby. Our training was additionally deferred by the media director (snickers). Be that as it may, definitely, we will get to see it intently later.),” expressed Rohit during the pre-match question and answer session.
“Mujhe toh abhi yeh bhi nahi pata ki kaun sa shot hai vo. Stomach muscle kya boloon fundamental usme? Straight flung shot ka sculpture banaya hai wahan pe.(What more might I at any point say, they have made a sculpture of straight hurled shot. It’s great, I want to believe that you folks appreciated it, we saw the sculpture, it’s fantastic.),” he added.
Discussing the disclosing function, Tendulkar was joined by his better half Anjali and girl Sara. The dignitaries present on the event were previous BCCI and ICC boss Sharad Pawar, officeholder BCCI secretary Jay Shah, financial officer Ashish Shelar, VP Rajiv Shukla and Mumbai Cricket Affiliation (MCA) president Amol Kale among others.
“It is for sure a unique second for me. It was around February when Shelar and Kale called me for the sake of the MCA, they said we are having this idea of having your sculpture inside the arena. I was very really glad, frankly. I didn’t have any idea how to respond,” Tendulkar said.
“I’m genuinely lowered when I stand here. I go to the ground, there are huge number of pictures that come to my head and contemplations, such countless unimaginable recollections. It is really a distinction to stroll on this turf which has given me everything throughout everyday life,” he added.