New Delhi: Government of India issued a postal stamp on Bharat Ratan Sachin Tendulkar when he announced his retirement from international cricket last month but there are nine countries in the world which had issues postal stamp on this great cricketer long back.
Arvind Jain of Bhilwada, who has his name in the Limca book of world record for unique collections of postal stamps, has three such stamps.
According to Jain, a deputy Principal in a girls college, many countries had already issued postal stamps and sheets on Sachin.
Scotland had issues a postal stamp way back in 2008 which had three images of Sachin. This stamp was called propaganda stamp by some people. Scotland had issued the stamp for making maximum runs in the test cricket.
In 2009 England too issued a postal stamp on Sachin for scoring 12,429 runs in test cricket. Same year Congo also issued a postal Stamp on Sachin.
During 2011 world cup Saint. Vincent had issued a three stamp souvenir sheet on Sachin.
Guinea-Bissau too had issued two tamps in 2011 after India won the world cup though the stamps had the pictures of other cricketers also.
Togo republic too had issued a souvenir which had the pictures of Sachin and Saurav Ganguly.