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Sydney Cricket Ground honours Sachin Tendulkar, Brian Lara

Gates, unveiled on Tendulkar’s 50th birthday, also mark 30th anniversary of Lara’s innings of 277 — his first Test century — at the SCG

Reuters Published 25.04.23, 05:53 AM
The Brian Lara-Sachin Tendulkar Gates.

The Brian Lara-Sachin Tendulkar Gates. Twitter

The Sydney Cricket Ground honoured two legends of the game — Sachin Tendulkar and Brian Lara — with a set of gates at the venue that holds timeless appeal to both the players and cricket fans worldwide.

The Brian Lara-Sachin Tendulkar Gates will be used by visiting players on their way to the pitch from the away dressing room in the Members Pavilion.

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The gates, unveiled on Tendulkar’s 50th birthday, also mark the 30th anniversary of Lara’s innings of 277 — his first Test century — at the SCG, in his first Test at the ground in January 1993. “The Sydney Cricket Ground has been my favourite ground away from India,” Tendulkar, who scored three tons in five Tests there, said.

“I have had some great memories at the SCG right from my first tour. It is a great honour to have the gates used by all visiting cricketers to access the field of play at the SCG named after me and my good friend Brian.”

The home players use the gates named after Don Bradman.

Lara, who named his elder daughter Sydney, said: “I’m deeply honoured to be recognised at the Sydney Cricket Ground, as I’m sure Sachin is. The ground holds many special memories for me and my family.”

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