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New spider species named after Tendulkar
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New spider species named after Tendulkar

Immaculate strokeplay and vast levels of endurance - these qualities perfectly describe arguably the greatest cricketer of all time, Sachin Tendulkar. Despite having walked away from the game several years ago, Tendulkar is widely adored in his nation and beyond.

The 'little master' is rarely away from the spotlight and has now received a rather intriguing tribute from a research scholar. A PhD student in spider taxonomy has decided to name two newly discovered species after the legendary batsman.

"I named (one spider) Marengo Sachin Tendulkar because Sachin happens to be my favourite cricketer," Dhruv Prajapati told a media organisation. Of all the unique tributes given by fans to their favourite stars, this surely ranks among the most extraordinary.