February 27, 2009

Indian cricket

Waxing lyrical over Sachin Tendulkar

Will Luke

Tendulkar has sat with the world famous museum who took over 200 measurements © Madame Tussauds

Sachin Tendulkar will never be forgotten, not by a generation of Indians and certainly not by cricket. But if anyone wants to find out just how diminutive the “little master” really is, they can come face to face with him at Madame Tussauds who are to spend £150,000 ($USD 215,000) on creating his waxwork.

Tendulkar, famously modest and private in spite of his achievements, might have discovered the perfect solution in combating his insatiably adoring fans. Tussauds’ waxworks are world renowned for their lifelike realism, and Tendulkar becomes the third cricketer after Brian Lara and Shane Warne to be converted into a wax statue.

“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,” said the museum on Friday.

Tendulkar has already had a seating with the museum, in London, where they took 200 precise measurements of his face and body, giving his fans further reason to wax lyrical over his genius. The wax figure is expected to take three months to complete.


Will Luke is assistant editor of ESPNcricinfo

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