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Blades of Glory Cricket Museum in Pune

Indian people like to play and watch cricket more than any other game. The cricketers get a lot of love and support and respect from their fans. The fans have a wish of getting an autograph or a picture with their favorite cricketer. One such cricket fan from Pune went a step ahead and chased the cricketers around the globe to get an autograph on their used bats, T-shirts, and other kit items. He collected those items and put them on display in a museum. The museum takes you through an amazing journey of cricketing moments with the help of its unique collection. Blades of glory cricket museum holds world record for being world’s biggest cricket museum.

Blades of Glory

Blades of Glory is a privately-owned museum founded by Rahul Rane in Pune in 2002. It was inaugurated by the god of cricket – Sachin Tendulkar. The museum has a collection of various cricketing items signed by various cricketers and has also been recognized by the Limca Book of world records for its amazing collection. Since its inception, a lot of other cricketers such as Yuvraj, Kohli, Petersen, Brett lee have also visited the museum on various occasions. The museum has a huge collection of bats signed by various cricketers. Apart from individually signed bats, the museum has bats signed by whole teams. It has a collection of signed bats of the winning teams of the 50-50 world cup, right from the 1975 world cup to the 2015 world cup and also the signed bats of the T20 World cup winning teams.

The museum has special dedicated sections for some legendary players like Sachin, Virat, Yuvraj, and many others, which had various items signed by them on display such as T-Shirts shoes, and bats. It also has a collection of balls and bats of famous crickets that have achieved exceptional records. They had autographed ball by Muttiah Muralidharan (800 wickets), Kapil dev (434 wickets), Harbhajan Singh( 412 wickets). It also had rugged cricket bats of some great cricketers Don Bradman, John Edrich, Lawrence, Brian Lara, Jayasurya, Mark Taylor, Inzamam, Sehwag, Garfield sobers, and many others. Apart from that it also had a collection of various other items such as Bark Boucher’s hand gloves, Zaheer khan’s shoes, Sachin’s pads, and gloves, even rugged Tshirts of various cricketers framed.

Section dedicated to women cricketers

Indian cricket fans have often been criticized for ignoring women’s cricket and preferring men’s cricket. Women cricket viewership and fan following have increased in the past few years and the subsequent effect can be seen in the museum too. It had a dedicated section for women crickets. It has a collection of T-shirts and their bats.

Blades of Glory cricket Museum entry fee

The entry fee for the museum is ₹100. Overall it’s a good museum with a good collection. In addition to the cricketing items on display, they have tried to provide information too to make it more engaging. Moreover some amazing pictures also on display that increase the visitor’s engagement and I think it’s worth visiting the museum.

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