After several roads, pavillions in various stadia and different merchandise named after him, the cricketing star Sachin Tendulkar’s name now adorns a mouth-watering new variety of Mango developed in Malihabad of Lucknow district.

The variety named as ‘Sachin’ after the ‘God’ of Indian cricket has been developed by none other than Kaleemullah Khan, a Padma Shri award winner and a noted mango grower of the country.

Khan, an ardent fan of Sachin like millions of others all over the world, said he had developed the saporous variety after crossing various flavours of delicious ‘Chausa’ mango. He had decided to name it after the batting sensation much before the variety was successfully developed.

”I have sent an invitation to Sachin to visit the orchard in Malihabad, about 25 km from the state capital Lucknow, to savour the taste of this new variety,” he said.

This is the first time that any of Tendulkar’s fans had named a research product after him.

”Yes, it is my humble way of thanking the batting legend for the entertainment he has provided us for two decades,” Khan said.

DD News