The Sharjah Cricket Stadium dedicated a stand to the legendary Indian batsman Sachin Tendulkar on his 50th birthday
The United Arab Emirates (UAE) stadium staged a ceremony on Monday to honor the former India captain and announce that the “West Stand” would henceforth be known as the “Sachin Tendulkar Stand.”
Tendulkar scored 143 runs against Australia in a One-Day International at the venue in April 1998 that was dubbed “Desert Storm” when play was stopped for 25 minutes by a sandstorm.
India won the tri-series final against Australia by six wickets thanks to Tendulkar’s innings, which included 134 runs on his 25th birthday.
The CEO of Sharjah Cricket, Khalaf Bukhatir, remarked, “I can’t forget his birthday celebrations.” The entire crowd was spellbound, and I consider myself blessed to have been there.
“That day is not just special to Sachin, but special to everyone who witnessed it,” he continued.
In honor of Tendulkar and West Indies batsman Brian Lara, the Sydney Cricket Ground unveiled a set of gates on Monday.
After a spectacular 24-year career and a still-unmatched 100 international hundreds, Tendulkar retired from professional cricket in 2013.