A 360 degree look of "Blade of Glory" at the Google's Art and CultureGoogle Art and Culture
The Pune-based ‘Blades of Glory’, was added to the online ‘Google Art and Culture’ on June 24, 2019.
Now, cricket fans will be able to look inside the museum with a 360 degree view.
Are you a big fan of cricket and looking for a selfie with the famous bat autographed by M.S Dhoni or Sachin Tendulkar? Or do you want a glimpse of the bat used by Virat Kohli in his early days?
The Pune-based ‘
Blades of Glory’, popularly known as the country’s only cricket museum, has got them all under one roof. Inaugurated by Tedulkar in 2012, it
was added to the online ‘Google Art and Culture’ on June 24, 2019.
Now, cricket fans will be able to look inside the museum with a 360 degree view. The cricket museum has now joined the elite few including London’s Tate Gallery, the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City and the Uffizi in Florence for providing high resolution images right on the Google gallery.
The museum is the brainchild of 30-year-old, Rohan Pate, who once said, “I saw cricket museums in England and Australia and wondered, What about one in India?”
The dimly lit place is spread over 4,000 sq. ft consisting about 600 items collected by Pate.
The gallery displays bats signed by each of the 11 World Cup-winning teams including Clive Lloyd’s West Indies in 1975 to Micheal Clarke’s Australia in 2015.
Diehards fans of cricket may drool over cricketing accessories used by Tendulkar in his international career. It also has bats used by Vivian Richards and Javed Miandad, and balls signed by bowlers with 300 or more wickets in test and one-day cricket.
This gallery shows signed memorabilia by five triple centurions in test cricket – Virender Sehwag, Michael Clarke, Mahela Jayawardene, Sanath Jayasuriay and Chris Gayle.
It also has a World Cup 2015 collection of bats, balls and jerseys of players all around the world.