Sydney, Apr 20: India batsman Sachin Tendulkar's life-sized wax figure was on Saturday unveiled at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG).
Tendulkar, who holds the record for most number of runs in Test and One Day Internationals, is currently playing in the Indian Premier League for Mumbai Indians, captained by former Australian skipper Ricky Ponting.
The Master Blaster's wax figure was unveiled in the presence of fans, including the 'Swami Army' made up of local Indians.
The wax statue shows Tendulkar in Team India ODI jersey with both his hands raised, a celebrating pose usually which he does after completing a century.
Later today, Tendulkar's wax statue will be installed at Sydney's Madame Tussauds wax museum alongside Sir Don Bradman and Shane Warne. This is the latest honour for Tendulkar in Australia after he was bestowed with the Order of Australia last year.
Tendulkar, who made his Test debut in 1989, has been adored all over the world. Many Australian fans have witnessed the 39-year-old play some fine knocks in the country. He was part of the Indian Test team in 2011 where the team lost 0-4. At SCG, Tendulkar has scored 3 Test hundred with highest being 241 not out.
Tendulkar will celebrate his 40th birthday on April 24.