- Address: Mumbai
- Country: India
- Capacity: 33,000
- Opened: 1974
- Main use: Cricket
- Tenants: Mumbai cricket team (cricket), Mumbai Indians (cricket)
Extra stadium info – Wankhede Stadium
The Wankhede Stadium, which is located in South Mumbai, became one of the main sports venues in Maharashtra. It hosted its first-ever Cricket World Cup match in October 1987. The game was won by the national cricket team of India. The venue hosted the first-ever Cricket World Cup knockout stage match in India, with tens of thousands of people in attendance. England won the game after beating India by 35 runs.
The Wankhede Stadium also hosted the last game of Sachin Tendulkar for the national cricket team of India. He became one of the first athletes with 10 million followers on his main social media page. Sachin Tendulkar is generally regarded as one of the best cricket players ever. He was born in Maharashtra in 1973. The former batsman Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar is nicknamed Little Master and Master Blaster. He won the Cricket World Cup with the national cricket team of India in 2011. Sachin Tendulkar won the trophy after beating Sri Lanka in the final of the cricket tournament. The final took place at the Wankhede Stadium. India won the game by six wickets. Sachin Tendulkar played for both the Mumbai cricket team and the Mumbai Indians.
The Mumbai cricket team and the Mumbai Indians
The Mumbai cricket team was founded in 1930. The Mumbai Indians cricket club is among the major cricket clubs in the world. The Indian Premier League club was founded in 2008. The Mumbai Indians played in the inaugural edition of the Indian Premier League, the most popular Indian cricket league, in 2008. The Mumbai Indians finished fifth place after gathering 14 points in 14 games. They won seven of those 14 matches. The Rajasthan Royals won the Indian Premier League in 2008.
Indian Premier League finals
In 2010, the Mumbai Indians played their first-ever Indian Premier League final. The cricket club from Maharashtra lost the game against the Chennai Super Kings, who won various IPL titles, from Tamil Nadu. In 2013, the Mumbai Indians faced the Chennai Super Kings again in their second Indian Premier League final. The Mumbai Indians won the final after beating the Chennai Super Kings by 23 runs. The Indian Premier League final was played in Kolkata and 61,000 spectators showed up for the cricket match.