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Tendulkar's wax figurine unveiled at SCG

Last updated on: April 20, 2013 16:03 IST

Tendulkar's wax figurine unveiled at SCG

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Amid enthusiastic singing and chanting by his fans, Sachin Tendulkar's wax statue was, on Saturday, unveiled at the Sydney Cricket Ground just a few days before his 40th birthday.

Tendulkar's waxwork was unveiled at the SCG where he has played some memorable innings.

The statue shows Tendulkar, who will turn 40 on Wednesday, clad in an India ODI jersey with his hands raised in a celebratory pose.

His waxwork, a replica of the one in Madame Tussauds in London, will be a fixture at the scenic Darling Harbour museum alongside those of Donald Bradman and Shane Warne.

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Image: A wax figure of Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar stands on the Sydney Cricket Ground during a promotional event for Madame Tussauds wax museum on Saturday. The wax figure will go on permanent display at the museum in Sydney
Photographs: David Gray/Reuters

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'Swamy Army' sang, chanted Tendulkar's name

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The display of Tendulkar's wax statue alongside those of Bradman and Warne is significant -- Tebdullkar he had posed with the two legends during a 1998 trip to Bradman's residence in Adelaide to wish the great Australian batsman on his 90th birthday.

'Swami Army', the group of Indian supporters which was formed in India's tour of Australia in 2003, sang and chanted Tendulkar's name as the statue was unveiled, with some even bowing at the statue's feet.

Tendulkar has scored three Test hundreds at the SCG including a 241 not out in 2004 -- his best Test score then.


Image: Members of the Indian cricket supporters group known as the 'Swami Army' cheer as they sit next to a wax figure of Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar during a promotional event at the Sydney Cricket Ground on Saturday
Photographs: David Gray/Reuters

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