New Spider Species Named After Sachin Tendulkar


New Delhi: As a tribute to one of the legendary cricketer Sachin Tendulkar, a die-hard fan has decided to rename one of two newly discovered species after Tendulkar.

Dhruv Prajapati a junior researcher with the Gujarat Ecological Education & Research (GEER) Foundation decided to rename two new species of the Indomarengo and Marengo genus of Asian jumping spiders after Tendulkar’s name as a mark of tribute.

“I named (one spider) Marengo sachintendulkar because Sachin happens to be my favourite cricketer,”  “Another name is inspired by Saint Kuriakose Elias Chavara who was a crusader in creating awareness about education in Kerala,” Prajapati said.

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