March 12, 2009

Tendulkar becomes a god

Martin Williamson





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Many have thought it has been the case for years, but Sachin Tendulkar has been turned into a Hindu god by fans.

The Daily Express in London reports that supporters in Delhi commissioned artists to create icons of Tendulkar as the monkey god Hanuman. The works show him holding a bat instead of the more traditional mace.

“He is truly a god to millions of people who worship this sport,” explained artist Gautam Bhatia.

Martin Williamson is executive editor of ESPNcricinfo and managing editor of ESPN Digital Media in Europe, the Middle East and Africa

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