MUMBAI - A gigantic digital photo mosaic of cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar, who recently retired from cricket ending his decades long career, has been unveiled in his home city Mumbai. Japanese electronics major Toshiba erected the structure, considered to be the largest of any cricketer, as a tribute to the iconic player. Tendulkar himself unveiled the mosaic at a function here on Mar 26.
The mosaic includes the photographs of over 17,000 fans of the cricketer. "It is moving to see such a terrific response and over 17,000 photographs are put together to make my face. And in the background you see tri-color and it can't be better than that," Tendulkar said at the unveiling function. The photo mosaic is adapted from a painting by Viveek Sharma and the painting -- titled 'Eye of the Tiger'—draws a parallel between the tiger and the legendary cricketer for his strength, bravery and precision. It is also a metaphorical reference depicting Tendulkar's fiery attitude when it comes to cricket, according to Toshiba. (PTI)