Legendary cricketer's statue that was unveiled at SCG in 2013 has been sent to Bangkok
Sydney: Two years ago, India batting legend Sachin Tendulkar's wax statue was installed at the Madame Tussauds here amidst huge fanfare.
Sachin Tendulkar's wax statue unveiled at the Sydney Cricket Ground on April 20, 2013, just a few days before his 40th birthday. Pic/AFP
In fact, the jersey put on the statute was of a ICC World T20 tournament which Sachin had never played in and so mid-day had brought this to the notice of the museum authorities, who had given an assurance that the change would be made.
The authorities had even announced that Sachin's statue would be a permanent fixture. However, yesterday when mid-day visited the museum here at Darling Harbour, we were told that the statue had been moved out a few months ago.
"Sachin's statue has been moved three months ago to our facility in Bangkok. We often do such transfer of statues from one venue to another," the museum's supervisor said not wishing to divulge any more details.
It's surprising that the museum would choose to deprive fans of having a closer look at the wax idol of one of cricket's biggest heroes in a city that's hosting a World Cup semi-final.