In a special ceremony in the United Arab Emirates, a famous Sharjah cricket stadium stand was renamed after Sachin Tendulkar in memory of the legendary Indian cricketer on his 50th birthday on Monday.The famous stadium’s West Stand has been given the new name, “Sachin Tendulkar Stand.” The stand was officially named on Monday during a special ceremony that also happened to coincide with the master blaster’s 50th birthday.
It also happens to be the 25th anniversary of the legendary Indian batsman’s ‘Desert Storm’ back-to-back centuries against Australia in 1998, which were played in front of a packed crowd.
Birthday boy Sachin Tendulkar Scored 15th ODI 💯(134) help India to Lift Coca Cola Cup Sharjah #ONTHISDAY 24-04-1998.
🇦🇺 set a target of 272 for 🇮🇳 which they Achieved with 6 wicket in hand.@sachin_rt also Scored 💯in last Game to help 🇮🇳 to reach finalpic.twitter.com/jRV3hx59sE
— Zohaib (Cricket King)🇵🇰🏏 (@Zohaib1981) April 23, 2023
His scores of 143 on April 22 and 134 two days later in the Coca-Cola Cup final—a triangular series between 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.
— Emmad Hameed (@Emmad81) April 24, 2023
Nevertheless, his 7 at Sharjah Cricket Stadium, particularly the twin hundreds in April 1998, continue to be praised and cherished by his supporters all over the world.
Tendulkar Said,”I wish I was there, but sadly I had previous responsibilities”
Sachin responded in a message to the news that the stand had been named, saying, “I wish I was there, but sadly I had previous responsibilities. Sharjah has always been a fantastic place to play. Sharjah has been a special location for Indian cricket fans and followers of the game from around the world because of the exhilarating atmosphere and the love, affection, and support. He said,”On the 25th anniversary of the Desert Storm match and my 50th birthday, I would like to sincerely thank Bukhatir and his team for this generous present. Feels like the best six of them all, he reportedly added. The Sharjah Cricket Stadium now holds the Guinness World Record for the most One-Day Internationals played (244), which featured some of the most memorable moments in cricket history.