Tendulkar statue to celebrate ton at Tussauds

Sachin Tendulkar's triumphant image will go up at the famous waxwork museum in April,next to players like Brian Lara and Shane Warne.

Written by Reuters | New Delhi | Published: February 28, 2009 2:54:26 pm

Indians have long believed no one holds a candle to Sachin Tendulkar and now the master batsman is having his image cast in wax at Madame Tussauds in London.

Tendulkar’s triumphant image will go up at the famous waxwork museum in April,next to other cricketing greats such as retired West Indies batsman Brian Lara and Australian spinner Shane Warne,Tussauds said in a statement.

The highest Test and one-day run-getter’s figure will also rub shoulders with sporting headliners such as David Beckham and Tiger Woods in the museum’s interactive sports zone.

“We are delighted to confirm our next sporting superstar is going to be Sachin Tendulkar; his achievements on the cricket pitch are phenomenal and he is one of the biggest names in international sport,” Liz Edwards,Madame Tussauds PR manager,said in the statement.

Tendulkar will be the first Indian sports personality to be unveiled at Tussauds,although the museum features wax statues of many Bollywood actors and politicians.

Tendulkar will be featured in a typical celebratory “on the pitch” pose after scoring a century,dressed in cricket whites.

He has already had a sitting with a team that travelled to Mumbai to capture a catalogue of reference photographs and over 200 precise measurements.

There will also be a cricketing challenge around the introduction of the figure,where guests can test their skills against the ‘Master Blaster’,it said.

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