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Sharjah Cricket Council celebrates Sachin birthday in style


Officials unveils the Stand named after Sachin Tendulkar at Sharjah Cricket Stadium.

Mohammad Abdullah, Senior Sports Reporter

Sharjah Cricket Council named one of the stands in the Sharjah Cricket Stadium after the Indian batting legend Sachin Tendulkar on Monday.

Sachin Tendulkar Stand was inaugurated in order to honour the Indian batting maestro on his 50th birthday.

Sachin turned 50 on April 24, 2023. The occasion also marked the 25 th anniversary of legend’s classic innings against Australia in 1998.

Sachin had hit two back to back centuries to take India through to the final and helped them lift the Coca Cola Cup title on his 25th birthday at the same venue.

In a video message from Indian, the former Indian captain apologized for not being able to the attend the occasion and also expressed his gratitude towards Sharjah Cricket Council for the honor.

“I am feeling honored. I want to thank SCC to make it so special. I can vividly recall the innings. It was my 25 th birthday and I could pull it off for my team.

“It is been 25 years but it is still fresh in my memory. I think I had hit most sixes on extra cover. And I hope the stand should be in that region of the stadium only,” said Sachin.

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