Ever since his name was linked with Sachin Tendulkar's 'parting gift' from the Mumbai Cricket Association, Prafull Bhimraj Sawant's phone hasn't stopped ringing. The internationally acclaimed 34-year-old Nashik-based Sawant has been given the 'job' to prepare a painting that the MCA wants to give the Master Blaster, who will be playing his 200th and final Test match at the Wankhede Stadium between November 14-18.
On Monday, Sawant was caught by surprise when MCA officials called him to 'meet' an urgent request. The name of the 'client' rang a bell for sure. "Look I am not a die-hard cricket fan. Sachin Tendulkar is a famous name I know but ever since I was a kid, I have been painting all my life," Sawant said in an exclusive chat. Promptly, Sawant emailed 10 images of famous landscapes of the state to the MCA office. "Since Sachin is a Maharashtrian, it made sense to choose these," Sawant said.