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New Delhi, Apr 30 (PTI) In a unique way of paying tribute to batting icon Sachin Tendulkar, a new variety of mango has been named after the senior India cricketer. Kalimullah Khan, an elderly farmer from Malihabad in Lucknow district of Uttar Pradesh, has found this noble way to salute the iconic batsman, who is the highest run accumulator in both forms of the international cricket -- Test and ODI.

"There is no player like our Sachin Tendulkar in the whole world and that's why I have named this variety of mango after Sachin," Khan told NDTV. However, Khan said that the new variety will not go on sale as Tendulkar is priceless.

"Our Sachin is a world hero and he is priceless and not a saleable commodity. I am planning to donate a tree of Sachin mangoes to the cricketer so that he can enjoy them with his friends," said the farmer, who has produced nearly 300 new mango varieties and won the country's top civilian award for his work on mango grafting and cultivation.

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