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    Sachin Tendulkar at Madame Tussauds

    LONDON: Cricket maestro Sachin Tendulkar will be the latest sporting great to be featured at the internationally-renowned Madame Tussauds in
    London when a new wax figure of the Mumbai-born batsman joins the A-list line-up in April.

    Tendulkar follows in the famous footsteps of Bollywood greats Amitabh Bachchan, Aishwarya Rai, Shah Rukh Khan and Salman Khan and will join other cricket legends Brain Lara and Shane Warne to become the very first Indian sports personality to be portrayed, the waxworks museum said in a statement on Friday.

    The cricketing legend has already had a sitting with the Madame Tussauds studios team who last week travelled to Mumbai to capture a catalogue of reference photographs and hundreds of precise measurements.

    The information they collected at the two hour session at the Taj Lands End Hotel will prove invaluable as the sculptors and hair and make up artists get to work on his figure.

    "We are delighted to confirm our next Indian superstar is going to be Sachin Tendulkar; his achievements on the cricket pitch are phenomenal and he is one of the biggest names in international sport," says Liz Edwards, Madame Tussauds PR manager.

    "The Bollywood stars we have included over the past ten years have proved enormously popular with Asian guests and film fans from all over the world. We know Sachin will be just as popular for sports fans from home and abroad and are looking forward to introducing the real Sachin to his wax double soon."

    Tendulkar, the Mumbai Indians Captain will be featured in typical celebratory "on the pitch" pose after another century marked in the scorebook.

    He will be dressed in his cricket whites which he has donated. The figure will be created at Madame Tussauds studios in West London at a cost of 150,000 pounds.

    The cricket star will join the ranks of sporting greats, including David Beckham, Mohammed Ali, Tiger Woods and Jesse Owens, in Madame Tussauds interactive Sports Zone.

    There will also be a cricketing challenge around the introduction of the figure, where guests can test their cricketing skills against the 'masterblaster'.
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    Great honor for a great cricketer. Only the fifth cricketer to have it, have always wondered why Bradman never had one made for him.
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    definitely deserved it more than the Bollywood stars, IMO.



    Would be nice to see the contemporary genius line up of Warney, Murali, Sachin and Lara over there....
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    I wonder what the cricket challenge will be.


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    God damn it! I have to go back now

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    I am pleased with this news

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    Great news.

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    I have never been there, but even more reason to go

    Lets hope it does not suffer the same fate as the one of WG
    You know it makes sense.

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    Quote Originally Posted by archie mac View Post
    Lets hope it does not suffer the same fate as the one of WG
    What was the fate of WG? Was his statue removed? Some older statues are always replaced by new ones at Tussad's. WG should never have been removed if he was removed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pratters View Post
    What was the fate of WG? Was his statue removed? Some older statues are always replaced by new ones at Tussad's. WG should never have been removed if he was removed.
    It was removed but then lost, no one knows what happened to it

    Could be a good lead in for a cricket fiction book

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    How the hell did Aishwarya Rai and Salman Khan get in there? Even SRK is questionable but at least he's a genuine superstar.

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    Place sounds like a gentlemans club. Thought the thread would be all about some raunchy massage he got caught having.
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    Akram deserves it too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by adharcric View Post
    How the hell did Aishwarya Rai and Salman Khan get in there? Even SRK is questionable but at least he's a genuine superstar.
    well rai was miss world and one of the most good-looking women in the world....and salman khan is an (in)famous mass murderer who got away scot-free for his crimes, both have their claim to fame...
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    Quote Originally Posted by adharcric View Post
    How the hell did Aishwarya Rai and Salman Khan get in there? Even SRK is questionable but at least he's a genuine superstar.
    Whatever they feel will sell them sell more tickets at the entrance in that time and day.

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