Bradman museum to erect Tendulkar statue

Jan 08, 2012, 08:05 IST | Debasish Datta

The authorities of the Bradman Museum in Bowral are planning to build a statue of master blaster Sachin Tendulkar alongside Aussie legend, Sir Don Bradman.

Sachin Tendulkar with Sir Don Bradman in 1998

The great Australian had once said that Tendulkar bats like him and so the authorities felt that the Indian is the only candidate who can have a statue besides the Aussie great.

To execute the plan, the museum authorities have been repeatedly requesting Tendulkar to visit Bowral -- the city where Bradman was brought up and learnt his cricket since the age of four. But the maestro is believed to have refused the invitation saying, it's not possible during this tour and he has to come to this part of the world at another time.   

Though the legendary Aussie batsman was born in Cootamundra, which is a one-and-a-half-hour drive from Bowral, he is known as the Boy from Bowral because he spent most of his time there.

The Aussie legend used to practise by throwing a golf ball at a water tank in Bowral. Sir Don once revealed that he worked on his concentration and timing by doing that. On entering the museum, a visitor is also allowed to practise with a stick by throwing a golf ball against a makeshift water tank.

Walking around the village, one will get to see two houses where he used to live and a beautiful picture of a cricket ground which is called the Bradman Oval. The cricket museum along with hall of fame -- which was inaugurated last year by Sunil Gavaskar -- cannot be missed either.


Go to top