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Sharjah stadium renames stand after India’s Master Blaster on his birthday

In a special ceremony in the United Arab Emirates, a famous Sharjah cricket stadium stand was renamed following Sachin Tendulkar in tribute of the legendary Indian cricketer on his 50th birthday.

The famous stadium’s West Stand has been given the new moniker, “Sachin Tendulkar Stand.” Coincidentally, the stand was named during a special ceremony that took place around the time when the master blaster rejoiced his 50th birthday.

It also happens to be the 25th anniversary of the legendary Indian batsman’s ‘Desert Storm’ consecutive centuries against Australia in 1998, which were played in front of a full crowd.

His scores of 143 on the date of April 22 and 134 after two days in the Coca-Cola Cup final—a triangular series involving India, Australia, and New Zealand—have been described as a real “Desert Storm” in the history books.

In 34 different stadiums during ODI matches, Tendulkar amassed 49 hundreds. Nevertheless, his 7 at the famous Sharjah Cricket Stadium, particularly the double hundreds in April 1998, continue to be praised and cherished by his supporters all over the world.

The number of One-Day Internationals played at Sharjah Cricket Stadium (244), which included some of the most iconic moments in cricketing history, holds the Guinness World Record.

This is our little way of thanking Sachin for all he has done for cricket, according to Khalaf Bukhatir, CEO of the Sharjah Stadium.

At Sydney’s famous Sydney Cricket Ground, a gate bearing Sachin’s name was also dedicated in honour of him on his 50th birthday.


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