'Marengo Sachin Tendulkar'- Meet a new species of spider named after Indian legend

‘Marengo Sachin Tendulkar’- Meet a new species of spider named after Indian legend

Dhruv Prajapati- a junior researcher with the Gujarat Ecological & Research (GEER) Foundation, has gone one step ahead and proceeded to name a new species of Spider after the Indian maestro.

Sachin Tendulkar
Sachin Tendulkar. (Photo Source: Twitter)

From getting a stadium in his name at the Wankhede to being conferred with the highest civilian award in the country- The Bharat Ratna- Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar has been bestowed with every single possible honor there is.

And, why shouldn’t he be? Tendulkar, who was the torchbearer of Indian cricket for the better part of two and a half-decade, brought curtains to his magnanimous career, one that saw him eclipse the zenith of almost all batting records there is in cricket, in the November of 2013 after his 200th Test match at his home- The Wankhede Stadium

For all the runs that he scored and the number of centuries he racked up, the story behind Tendulkar’s success was not about his talent; that was always there. Tendulkar’s success story was more about his relentless love, passion, desire to improve even when he was at the zenith of his career.

A research scholar names a spider after Sachin Tendulkar

Over the years, fans like Sudheer and many others have taken different ways to mark their respect for the Master Blaster, but Dhruv Prajapati- a junior researcher with the Gujarat Ecological & Research (GEER) Foundation, has gone one step ahead and proceeded to name a new species of Spider after the Indian maestro.

Prajapati has recently discovered two new species of spiders belonging to the Indomarengo and Marengo genus of Asian jumping spiders and being an ardent fan of Sachin that he is, has named one of them after the Master Blaster- Marengo Sachin Tendulkar.

“The one I discovered has been named Marengo Sachin Tendulkar and was found in Kerala, Tamil Nadu, and Gujarat. Another spider species I discovered was also an Asian jumping spider from the Indomarengo genus which was found in Kerala. It has been named Infomarengo Chavarapatera.”

“I collected the specimens of Marengo Sachin Tendulkar in 2015, but the research and identification work was completed in 2017. Indomarengo chavarapatera specimen was collected by the colleague. However, I continued the work and identification and research was concluded in 2017.” Prajapati, a research scholar pursuing a Ph.D. in spider taxonomy, said to the Times of India.