Four sand Bats for Indian cricket heros – Sand Art by Sudarsan Pattnaik
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After 28 years India created history again by winning the ICC Cricket World cup 2011. By defeating Sri Lanka , India emerged the champions of international cricket defeating Sri Lanka by 6 wickets. It was all cheers to skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni and his team members. Delirious fans broke into unprecedented celebrations across the country, setting off fireworks, jamming main thoroughfares with vehicles and partying hard on the streets savouring glory as we won the cricket World Cup. International sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik and his students of Sudarsan sand art school has celebrate this glorious moment in an unique way by creating sand sculpture at Puri beach. He congrats team India by creating a World cup & 5ft high 4 bats which he dedicated to Gautam Gambhir, Yuvraj Singh, Sachin Tendulkar & Mahendra Singh Dhoni and with a sign “Jai ho”.
Sudarsan used 7 tones of sand and took 4 hours to complete this sculpture. Students of his art school joins hand with him. In the begining of the World cup Sudarsan had created a world’s longest sand bat at Puri beach of Orissa and many sand sculptures during the cricket World cup. Two days before he show cased a sand animation show on ICC World cup to wish team India at lucknow. So far sudarsan Participated in more than 48 International sand sculpture championships and won many prizes for our country.