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Meet Raju Gaikwad: The greatest fan of Sachin Tendulkar has a collection of over 20,000 images

  • Bhaskar News
  • Oct 10, 2013, 18:16 PM IST
Pune:The God of cricket has decided to seek retirement from cricket. His 200th test against West Indies would be his last test match. The master blaster has already taken retirement from T20 and ODIs.
The announcement has left his thousands of fans across the world, heartbroken. Pune's Raju Gaikwad is one such avid fan of Tendulkar. He has a huge collection of posters, photographs and books from his early childhood days.
Gaikwad has converted his entire house into a mini Sachin library that has the largest collection of Sachin's souvenirs present anywhere in the world. 
His collection had left the legend overwhelmed, when he visited his library. Gaikwad still cherishes that moment and calls it the finest time of his life. 
The journey to become one of the greatest fans of Sachin Tendulkar started in the year 1986. The man started gathering Sachin’s pictures and stories as early as 1986. This was the time the name of Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar was slowly gaining fame in cricket world.
Gaikwad has a collection of over 20 thousand memorabilia. By profession Gaikwad is a collection agent but his passion has been to collect images and posters of Sachin. 
Gaikwad has passion for cricket and collecting memorabilia of various cricketers since his early age. Gaikwad remembers the date and time of each picture by heart. He can describe the entire details of the picture just by looking at it.  Gaikwad wants to dedicate his unique collection to Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar. The news of Sachin's retirement has left Gaikwad heartbtroken. “Today, the God has taken retirement. But, he will continue to be revered by millions of his fans across the world. God never retires", he concluded.
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