Pune, May 3: “Blades of Glory,” a cricket museum was inaugurated by Sachin Tendulkar here in Pune on Wednesday.
The museum, set up over 4,000 square feet by 25-year-old Rohan Pate, a city real estate builder, houses equipment of legendary cricketers from Sir Don Bradman to Tendulkar.
Tendulkar looked at the collection of bats, balls used by cricketers and lauded Pate's efforts. There is also a separate section dedicated to Tendulkar.
Tendulkar has handed over the T-shirt worn by him during the 2011 World Cup victory. The museum open for public on May 7.
“Rohan has shown commitment and hard work in collecting the memorabilia. I gave him my first bat two years ago and since then he has travelled all over the world, collected bats, other equipment and their autographs. It's a fantastic museum, the best I have seen in terms of equipment put together”said Tendulkar.
There are autographed bats of the World Cup winning teams and Indian teams that have played in the World Cups and the 2007 Twenty20 winning Indian team.
T-shirt, helmet, bat, chest guard, leg guard, elbow guard used by Tendulkar during World Cup 2011 are also on display.