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Memories come alive in 'Blades of Glory' cricket museum
India's first cricket museum in Pune, Blades of Glory, is exhibiting a number of special memorabilia from all around the world. It and has tried its best to include memorabilia of all leading cricketers from around the world, past and present. The museum is still searching for more unique items.

The museum, inaugurated by the most decorated played of Indian cricket, Sachin Tendulkar, opened its doors during the fifth edition of the Indian Premier League. The museum measuring 4000 square feet is enough for some special moments of flashback. It is owned by Rohan Pate, a former Maharashtra Under-19 cricketer.

The special memorabilia include bats of Sachin Tendulkar, Jacque Kallis, and Ricky Ponting etc., which have been placed inside a glass case. There are a number of treasured pieces inside the museum. When Rohan Pate was asked about his favourite memorabilia, he told NNIS, “The first thing I can say is Vivian Richard's bat, second would be all winning world cup teams from 1975- 2011, which you will not find anywhere across the world. Third thing would be all world cup winning captains on one bat.”

Other special things that have made way into Blades of Glory museum are torn boots of Brett Lee, a Bradman case, Yuvraj Singh’s bat, which helped him hit Stuart Broad for six sixes in an over in 2007 T20 World Cup, the autographed jerseys of Gordon Greenidge and Desmond Haynes, the opening batting pair of West Indies, reported Wisden India.

One notable absentee from the museum is Brian Lara. “The greatest thing for me is to have his used bat, one of his memorable bat (with which he scored) 375 or 400 one. It would be an ideal thing for this museum,” Pate said.

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