SachinTendulkar Arrives at the Sydney Cricket Ground as The Swami Army Cheer on the Cricketing Legend
- Sachin Tendulkar’s wax figure arrives at the SCG to mark his permanent residency at Madame Tussauds Sydney
- The Mumbai born cricketer is the first Indian sports personality to be portrayed at Madame Tussauds Sydney
Sydney – Saturday 20th April 2013 – Sydney today welcomed the arrival of one of the world’s greatest sporting legends, Indian cricket great Sachin Tendulkar. The wax version of the sports star was cheered on by loyal Swami Army fans at the famous Sydney Cricket Ground as they gathered around the star to celebrate his permanent arrival in Sydney.
Members of the Swami Army were extended an exclusive invitation to catch the first glimpse of the new wax figure for themselves. Dressed head to toe in their cricket attire, the Swami Army members cheered and sang Indian chants as their hero Tendulkar was revealed as the next exciting addition to Madame Tussauds Sydney’s line up.
Swami Army organiser, Summit Grover was overwhelmed to be a part of the occasion and said “It was amazing to be so close to my cricketing hero. Sachin Tendulkar’s wax figure was incredibly realistic, just the like real thing! We are life-long fans of his so we’re ecstatic that Madame Tussauds Sydney has decided to immortalise him in wax – he’s up there with the greats”.
The SCG remains a successful playing field for Tendulkar, who during his time playing Test cricket on the ground has managed to hit three centuries and achieve an average of 157. The internationally renowned batsman, nicknamed the Master Blaster, holds the record for the highest number of runs in Test history and is widely considered to be one of the greatest batsmen of all time. The Indian superstar recently received the order of Australia for his outstanding contribution to international cricket, and as well as being a cricket icon, Tendulkar is also seen as role model for young cricket
players all over the world. Kristy Enright, spokesperson at Madame Tussauds Sydney commented, “In November 2012 Sachin Tendulkar became the first Indian sportsman to be honoured with the Order of Australia, so it is only fitting that this great batsman takes pride of place in our Sydney attraction. Tendulkar’s achievements on the cricket pitch are phenomenal, and with such an international presence I am
sure he will be a favourite among our guests”.
It took 800 hours and a team of over 60 artists to immortalise the sports star into the second version of Tendulkar, the first of which resides in Madame Tussauds London. The Mumbai born batsman joins an A-list line up of other sporting legends such as Shane Warne, Sir
Donald Bradman and Ian Thorpe; he will also be the very first Indian sports personality to be featured at Madame Tussauds Sydney, where visitors have the unique opportunity to take pictures alongside the many superstars.
To find out more about Madame Tussauds Sydney and the great Australian and international figures it is already home to,
Where: Madame Tussauds Sydney, Aquarium Wharf, Darling Harbour (right next door to WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo)
Opening hours: 9am – 8pm daily
Cost: Prices from $16 when you book online. Walk-up price – Adults: $38, Children (4- 15yrs): $22. Combination tickets are available with SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium, WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo, Manly SEA LIFE Sanctuary and Sydney Tower Eye.