April 24 this year will mark another landmark for Mumbai Indians' most iconic legend: the inimitable Sachin Tendulkar, as the Master Blaster turns 50 on Monday.
When Mumbai Indians take on Punjab Kings at the Wankhede Stadium on Saturday, fans at the stadium as well as those watching on TV and digital will be treated to celebrations by everyone present at the stadium, which will mark a special 50 for India's most admired and loved cricketer across the world.
For the Paltan who will be in attendance at Wankhede, a series of surprises will be in store which will build up to celebrate one of the most iconic sportspersons of all time, with a number of exciting activities and contests. The special day will rejoice with not just the maestro but also all the fans who have been with him on this pioneering journey.
Sachin made the no 10 jersey iconic in cricket and this year will mark 10 years to the last match he played for India, which had come at the Wankhede stadium too. Just like on that momentous occasion, Saturday will be all about celebrating the glorious career of the highest run getter of all time and India's most capped Test and ODI player.
The famous 'Sachinnn, Sachinnn' chant that reverberates around the Wankhede and most other cricket stadiums whenever the Mumbai Indians and India are in action and this time, the decibels are sure going to be unmeasurable at the stadium with the champion being in the dugout yet again.
Wankhede to echo with the sound of Sachin-Sachin chant once again. But, this is no longer just a chant. At the Wankhede, this is a vibe. So in sync with the #10 jersey in the India Blue, and then in the Blue and Gold, at the end of the tenth over in the first innings, get ready for it to once again engulf the stadium and reverberate in your minds and ears for decades to come.
A special Tendulkar installation is set to be in place outside the Garware pavilion.