Vadodara:Sachin Tendulkar was presented with 200 bats here on Tuesday by the fans for becoming the first batsman to crack a ODI double century.
Tendulkar appreciated the initiative by his fans, put autographs on some of the bats and then advised the them to distribute the bats among the budding players of the city, to whom these would certainly be an inspirational gift.
Harshit Talati, a municipal cooperator and Harish Malani, president of the Sandhi Education Society, accompanied by Atul Bedade, chairman of the selection committee of Baroda Cricket Association, had been here to present 200 bats to Tendulkar.
Sachin was is Surat to play an exhibition twenty20 match.
"These 200 bats were collected by the fans of Tendulkar when he created ODI history by making 200 runs against South Africa. The fans collected these bats as mark of respect towards Tendulkar," Talati said.
Talati said Tendulkar appreciated the gesture towards him and after autographing some of the bats, he gave them back to us for their distribution among the budding players of the city.