APPRECIATE NOT JUST THIS EVENING BUT THE LAST 24 YEARS: SACHIN TENDULKAR AT MCA FELICITATION
The Mumbai Cricket Association today honoured retiring Sachin Tendulkar ahead of his 200th and final Test by naming its Kandivili Ground after him in the presence of host political stalwarts.
The 40-year-old cricket legend would be retiring after the second and final Test against the West Indies in Mumbai from Thursday.
Speaking on the occasion, the master blaster appreciated not just the evening but the last 24 years. “It felt special to read my name on the entry of the (MCA) club. It feels good as I am not used to it.
I didn’t expect this. It was a humble experience. I thank MCA for this kind gesture,” said a beaming Tendulkar when he took the dais amid loud cheering and applause by the attendees, including his teammates and visiting West Indian squad.
The batting maestro used the occasion to express his gratitude towards MCA for making its facilities available to him whenever he asked for it. He said facilities like those available at the MCA would help groom a younger generation of sporting icons.
In another event that was hosted by former India skipper and cricket commentator Ravi Shastri. Various cultural extravaganzas were arranged to felicitate the cricket legend.
There was a group dance performance followed by a Kishore Kumar medley performed by singer Shaan. It included songs like ‘main hoon don’, ‘bach ke rehna re baba’, among others.