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Shivaji Park, Mumbai

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Watch as the future stars of the world's most cricket-obsessed nation hone their skills at Shivaji Park, the largest park in the city of Dadar. At 11,294 ha (27,907 ac), the park offers plenty of space for all kind of sports. However, it is best known as the cradle of Indian cricket, with many champion players beginning their training here. You can take your kids to beginner cricket lessons, or train in other team sports, such as soccer. Talk with friendly locals to learn about the cultural value of the park, which has been the venue of many political gatherings during its history. Make Shivaji Park part of your personalized Mumbai itinerary using our Mumbai trip planner.
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  • Shivaji park is a playground for budding cricketers amidst a residential area at Dadar. Sivaji park has become famous as a training ground for some famous Indian cricketers including Sachin... 
    Shivaji park is a playground for budding cricketers amidst a residential area at Dadar. Sivaji park has become famous as a training ground for some famous Indian cricketers including Sachin...  more »
  • You can a see a sea of Young cricket players practising here.. even Sachin Tendulkar used to play here nice place 
    You can a see a sea of Young cricket players practising here.. even Sachin Tendulkar used to play here nice place  more »
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  • Good place for spending time with family. And this garden is neat & clean. This garden is very close to dadar chaupati. 😄
  • The Municipal Corporation of Bombay created the park in 1925. It was known as Mahim Park then. Later in 1927 it was renamed after the legendary 17th century Maratha warrior King Shivaji Maharaj. The park located at Dadar, has since then witnessed the metamorphosis of the city that ‘spins’ around its boundaries. A low kerb edging, surrounding the park (referred as ‘katta’ in Marathi language), acts as a sitting arrangement for all who visit the park with a ‘mission’ of their own. Sachin Tendulkar, Ajit Wadekar, Sunil Gavaskar some of the greatest names in Indian cricket learned their cricket basics in childhood at this ground. According to Sachin Tendulkar: “It was where I first met my coach, my guru, Achrekar sir and the park was where I took my guiding steps in the world of competitive cricket. Here is where I made lifelong friends and relationships, but cricket was my best friend with whom I spent most of my time. In fact, to ensure that I spent more time practicing at Shivaji Park, I moved to my aunt’s place from my parent’s house. It was a difficult decision at that time for me, but my family ensured that I managed to adapt to the change for my future. Shivaji Park will always have a special place in my heart. The entire ecosystem that supports the Mumbai cricket in the various maidans is fascinating. I remember the juice vendor at Shivaji Park and the vada pav wala, both of who have taken care of me during my childhood. Their offering was priceless, after a tiring practice session. The dedication of the grounds men and the commitment of the coaches is also phenomenal. These people have seen generations of cricketers pass through their hands, and they are happy in seeing their [players’] success at the national and international level.” Shivaji Park is nursery of Cricket in India. On any given morning and evening, there are hundreds of boys and young men playing cricket in the Park. Besides Cricket, many others will be seen playing football, practicing Athletics or Gymnastics in different parts of the park, some jogging and some performing Yoga.

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