Sachin Tendulkar with his wax statue. Photo courtesy: Collected

Global cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar surprised his fans when he appeared alongside his wax statue at Madame Tussauds New York. The incident took place ahead of the India vs Pakistan cricket match on June 9 in the ongoing ICC T20 World Cup. The game was played at the Nassau County International Cricket Stadium in New York.

Sachin Tendulkar with his wax statue. Photo courtesy: Collected

Tendulkar marked the arrival of his wax figure in NYC by standing side-by-side with his impeccably crafted wax figure, which originally debuted in 2014. As per an official news release, the retired cricketer responded to a special request from Merlin Entertainments’ Madame Tussauds New York.

Symbolizing his enduring impact on the sport and its fans worldwide, Tendulkar’s illustrious career has been recognized by the world’s greatest wax museum more than once, dating back to his first figure at Madame Tussauds London in 2009. Since then, five more figures have been created in his honor.

Tendulkar, affectionately called the “Master Blaster”, has won over cricket aficionados globally with his prowess and sportsmanship, and he is widely regarded as one of the greatest batters in the history of cricket.

With an international career spanning over two decades, he holds numerous records, including the most runs scored in both Test and One Day International (ODI) cricket. He is also the only player to have scored one hundred international centuries.

From Monday, June 10, through the World Cup Finals on Saturday, June 29, Tendulkar’s wax figure will be free for fan interaction and photos in the lobby of Madame Tussauds New York before taking its permanent place in the museum alongside the wax figures of other sports icons.