An Odisha-based small artist, L Eshwar Rao has surprised everyone with his talent. The 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup fever is set to grip the nation which is going to start from May 30 and he has chosen a unique way to express his passion for the game. He belongs to Janti village.

Mr. Rao has carved the World Cup Trophy on a pencil tip using tamarind seeds as a tribute to the Indian team. The cricketing tournament is set to begin in two days. Mr. Rao elaborated the process of creating a piece of art. He said that he had collected a bunch of tamarind seeds to be molded in the shape of the cup.

He told reporters on Tuesday, “I thought of making this world cup trophy a bit different, so I made the trophy using tamarind seeds. I collected the tamarind seeds and crafted them accordingly to make the World Cup trophy. I colored the seeds and gave the trophy a proper shape”.

“Making the World Cup trophy is difficult as all the three stumps should be visible and the ball needs to be at the top of the stumps. It took me two days to make the trophy,” he added.

Wishing the best of luck to the Indian team he said,  “I wish the Indian team all the best for the upcoming World Cup and I specially made the trophy for the Virat Kohli-led team”. This year the World Cup will be played in England and Wales from May 30 to July 14.

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