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SBD Global/November 5, 2013/People and Pop Culture

Indian Cricketer Sachin Tendulkar 'Upset' With Cricket Association of Bengal

Indian cricketer SACHIN TENDULKAR is reportedly “unhappy” with Cricket Association of Bengal officials’ attempts "to go overboard with their celebrations for his 199th Test match in his farewell series against the West Indies starting in Kolkata from Wednesday," according to the PTI. As Tendulkar was the first to step down from the team bus Monday morning, confetti was "burst near the gate, while 80 schoolchildren wearing T-shirts with the Mumbai batsman’s photo and 199 written on the back, lined up till the dressing room to greet the seniormost cricketer." Also, the CAB erected a "life-like wax figure of Tendulkar next to the dressing room entrance but the finesse was missing in the statue with the face not exactly resembling the icon." According to sources, Tendulkar reportedly said that "he’s not bigger than the sport and it’s not him only there are 14 other players who are part of the Indian squad." CAB Senior Joint Secretary SUJAN MUKHERJEE said, "I too heard that Tendulkar was upset with the confetti burst and other things. He also canceled his visit to a photo exhibition at the Bhowanipore Tent" (PTI, 11/4).
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