Sydney Cricket Ground | Gate named after Sachin Tendulkar unveiled at Sydney Cricket Ground

Sydney: On the occasion of the 50th birthday of legendary Indian batsman Sachin Tendulkar, a gate named after him was unveiled at the iconic Sydney Cricket Ground on Monday. Tendulkar turned 50 on Monday. He scored 785 runs in five Tests at the SCG at an average of 157, with a highest score of 241 not out. Tendulkar (Sachin Tendulkar) termed SCG as his favorite cricket ground outside India. “Sydney Cricket Ground has been my favorite ground outside India,” Tendulkar said in a statement issued by the SCG. I have some special memories attached to the SCG right from my first tour of Australia in 1991-92. Also Read: To mark 30 years of Brian Lara’s 277 at the SCG, a gate named after the legendary West Indies batsman was also unveiled. The two gates were unveiled by SCG Chairman Rod McGeoch and CEO Kerry Mather and Cricket Australia CEO Nick Hockley. Players will now enter the ground through the Lara-Tendulkar gate. A plaque has also been installed at both these gates describing the achievements of these two players and their records at the SCG. International cricketing greats Brian Lara and Sachin Tendulkar have today had a set of gates named in their honor at the Sydney Cricket Ground 🏏 β€” Sydney Cricket Ground (@scg) April 24, 2023 β€œIt is a great honor that players will enter the SCG through a gate that has been named after me and my good friend Brian. I express my gratitude to SCG and Cricket Australia for this. Will visit SCG soon.” Two legends of the game, now part of this ground forever 🏏 We have today unveiled the Lara-Tendulkar gates, where all visiting cricketers will take to the field when playing at the SCG. β€” Sydney Cricket Ground (@scg) April 24, 2023 β€œI am extremely honored by this recognition from Sydney Cricket Ground and I am sure Sachin feels the same,” Lara said. Will be doing I and my family have very special memories of this ground and I always enjoy visiting it whenever I am in Australia. Tendulkar and Lara have now joined the club of Donald Bradman, Alan Davidson and Arthur Maurice who have gates at the SCG named after them. (agency)

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