Mixed Reactions as Sachin Tendulkar Statue Unveiled at Wankhede Stadium Amidst Celebration

In a grand ceremony held at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai, a statue of cricketing legend Sachin Tendulkar was unveiled, honoring his illustrious career. The event took place during the ICC ODI World Cup match between India and Sri Lanka, in the presence of Tendulkar’s family and esteemed guests. The statue, depicting Tendulkar in a graceful lofted hit, stands next to the newly dedicated Sachin Tendulkar stand in the stadium where he achieved his childhood dream of helping India secure the World Cup victory in 2011.

However, the statue’s unveiling stirred mixed reactions among cricket enthusiasts. While many fans expressed immense joy and happiness, some critiqued the statue, claiming it resembled Australian cricketer Steve Smith. Social media platforms buzzed with diverse opinions as fans shared their thoughts on the newly revealed sculpture.


Regardless of the varied responses, Tendulkar’s incredible legacy in cricket remains unparalleled. With a staggering total of 34,357 runs across all formats between 1989 and 2013, he holds the record for the most runs in international history. Additionally, he stands as the sole batsman to achieve a remarkable milestone of 100 international centuries, further solidifying his iconic status in the world of cricket.