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Sahara cricket Gaurav Point

Edwina D'souza
Brihanmumbai Muncipal Corporation gives cricket enthusiasts a reason to smile. The BMC along with Sahara (An Indian conglomerate) have built in the city of Mumbai a gallery dedicated to the sport of Cricket. The move, although innovative is not surprising in a country where cricket is a religion in itself and many swear by the sport. Located in the largest suburb of Mumbai – Andheri, Sahara Cricket Gaurav Point was launched in January 2012 at the hands of legendary cricketer Sunil Gavaskar. The museum houses memorabilia of prominent cricketers and cricketing events including the historic Indian World cup wins in 1983, 2007 (T20) and 2011. Autographed bats, balls, gloves, stumps, cricketing kits, caps and exclusive photographs are on display at the museum, which is steadily growing into an attraction for Mumbaikars. The location of the gallery especially, comes as a relief for Suburbanites who otherwise always needed to head towards South Mumbai for Galleries, Museums or sightseeing all together. The Sahara Cricket Gaurav Point surpasses expectations in the way it has been designed. Everything from ambience to interiors, conceptualization and its grandeur as a whole is sure to impress the visitor. The entrance to the museum grabs attention with a massive frame on its wall displaying the 2011 Indian cricket team and their world cup winning moment. The gallery creates a life size wax statue of Sachin Tendulkar which in all its glory manages to grab maximum eye balls inside the museum. (Note: I have visited the Madame Tussauds in London and I shall say, this wax replica of Sachin Tendulkar is a tad better than the one in London