Indore is a city that loves cricket. Indore’s obsession with cricket and everything that is related to cricket knows no bound, and the biggest proof of this cricket craze is the 35 ft statue of the 2011 World Cup trophy. The huge statue was made to honor the Indian cricket team and India’s victory in the 2011 World Cup.
Unveiled in 2014 it cost the Indore Development Authority (IDA) over ₹12 Lakh and took about a year to be constructed. The statue is placed at the Pipliyahana Square and is made of an iron skeleton entirely overlaid with fibre. Made by local sculptors Mahendra Kodwani and Ajay Punyasi the trophy is 30 ft tall and stands on a 5 ft pedestal. This statue marks the kind of enthusiasm and passion people of Indore have for the sport and the kind of love, effort and time they put into it.
The cleanest city of the country sure knows a thing or two about grand gestures as they also have a humongous statue of a cricket bat placed at the Nehru stadium.