Iconic Sharjah stadium stand named after Sachin Tendulkar on his fiftieth birthday

An iconic Sharjah cricket stadium stand has been renamed after Sachin Tendulkar in a particular ceremony within the UAE. File.
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An iconic Sharjah cricket stadium stand has been renamed after Sachin Tendulkar in a particular ceremony within the UAE, honouring the Indian cricket legend on his fiftieth birthday on April 24.

The West Stand on the iconic stadium has been renamed the ‘Sachin Tendulkar Stand.’ A particular ceremony held on Monday marked the naming of the stand by the way across the time the grasp blaster celebrated his fiftieth birthday.

Not solely does it coincide with the Indian batting legend’s birthday, but additionally with the twenty fifth anniversary of his ‘Desert Storm’ back-to-back centuries towards Australia in 1998 to a packed stadium.

The 143 he scored on April 22 and 134 two days later within the closing of the Coca-Cola Cup, a triangular sequence between India, Australia and New Zealand, has been recorded within the books as a veritable ‘Desert Storm’.

Tendulkar scored 49 hundred in ODIs performed throughout 34 stadiums.

Nevertheless, his 7 at Sharjah Cricket Stadium, together with the dual a whole bunch in April 1998, are lauded and celebrated by his followers around the globe to at the present time.

Reacting to the information of naming the stand Sachin stated in a message, “I want I used to be there however sadly I had prior commitments. Enjoying in Sharjah has all the time been an impressive expertise. From the electrifying environment to the love, affection and assist, Sharjah has been a particular venue for Indian cricket followers and lovers of the sport from across the globe,” he stated.

“A big thank you to Bukhatir and his team for this kind gesture on the 25th anniversary of the Desert Storm match and my 50th birthday. Feels like the greatest 6 of them all,” he’s quoted to have stated.

Sharjah Cricket Stadium holds the Guinness report for many One-Day internationals performed (244), together with among the most memorable moments in cricketing historical past.

CEO of the Sharjah Stadium, Khalaf Bukhatir stated that is our small approach of expressing our gratitude to Sachin for doing a lot for the sport of cricket.

“Indeed, that was an incredible inning, and it was repeated in the finals. Right through the years of the now legendary CBFS initiative we have striven here at Sharjah to acknowledge the services of many great players even after their retirement,” Bukhatir stated.

“We believe that as administrators it is our duty to pay tribute to those who have raised the bar and dedicated their lives to the cause of cricket, and we will continue to do so,” he stated.

Additionally, honouring Sachin on his fiftieth birthday, a gate named after him was unveiled on the iconic Sydney Cricket Floor in Sydney on Monday.

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