~~I wish all cricketing greats to sit in enclosure~~

Published: Thursday, May 24, 2001, 17:31 [IST]
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Chief Minister Vilasrao Deshmukh thought it befitting to gift a 13-acre piece of land in Bandra-Kurla complex in suburban Mumbai to build another stadium and also have a MCA club house. Indian coach John Wright while admitting of being in awe of Tendulkar, praised the player's humility which he said he has not seen in many other great cricketers. "Many in the Indian team along with myself are still learning from him and funnily we all think that his best was yet to come," was his accolade. In the function Tendulkar himself presented his mentor and coach Ramakant Achrekar and also touched his feet. Others who spoke on the occassion were Tendulkar's first Ranji captain Lalchand Rajput and Ravi Shastri, the man who made a billion-Rupee sponsorship deal for him. Extras:
Wisden: Sachin, Kapil, Sunil in line
Tendulkar conferred Maharastra Bhushan

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