This Cricket Obsessed Dubai Resident Has Created A Cricket Museum In His House

And it's pretty amazing!

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If you think you're a fan of the sport, think again. 

This Dubai resident's love for cricket has resulted in him creating a museum (basement and ground floor structure) in his backyard in Jumeirah.

Industrialist Shyam Bhatia's in-house cricket museum holds signed bats, balls, caps and even a special section dedicated to Indian cricketing legend Sachin Tendulkar. Though his treasures are currently a private collection, he hopes to move them to a more public location in the near future, so he can share these special memories with other fans too.

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Among his collection of 150 bats, he has ones autographed by Imran Khan and Sachin Tendulkar

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This is the World Cup section with all the winning captains

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These pillars have history and stats for Test-playing countries

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Shyam Bhatia Cricket For Care is his own charity which distributes kits to underprivileged children worldwide

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A book written by Shyam Bhatia

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Some of the balls are from actual matches, while others in the collection are autographed pieces

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Written By

Naina Shahani

Born and brought up in Dubai, Naina is a trained reflexologist who loves gastronomic adventures, genuine people and green tea. When not writing, she splits her time between finding different places to eat at and perfecting her Instagram shots.

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