On Sunday in Melbourne, Roger Federer defied age and overwhelm a younger Rafael Nadal to clinch his 18th major title. On the other side of the world, another old warhorse, battered and bruised by the demands of fast bowling in international cricket, churned out a magical spell that left a power-packed England batting line-up gasping in what should have been an easy run chase.CLICK HERE TO WATCH VIDEOWhile those iconic moments unfurled in front of packed stands and TV cameras, another significant moment was written in the annals of India’s sporting history. Far from the excited chants that followed in the aftermath of Federer’s fifth Australian Open title and India’s incredible heist over England, a sports museum quietly came into being.Not quite quietly, really. In attendance to inaugurate the FANATTIC SPORTS MUSEUM were Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly, Deepa Malik, Abhinav Bindra and Devendra Jhajharia. Assembled around them were hundreds of fans and media professionals, who were left in awe of what noted sports historian Boria Majumdar had assembled.Spread over a sprawling 6700 square feet, the museum is a visual treat for sports buffs. You are at first glance, greeted by the Atletico de Kolkata’s glittering Indian Super League trophy.(Boria Majumdar Photo)Walk on and you are mesmerised further. Tendulkar’s 100th century gloves, bat and jersey. You remember that don’t you? When all of India and the rest of the cricketing world heaved a collective sigh of relief that March afternoon in 2012.Or would you rather take in the feeling of winning an Olympic silver medal? No problem if you do for in full public display is PV Sindhu’s silver medal winning jersey from the Rio Games. Aim higher and there’s Bindra’s 2008 Olympic Gold medal-winning gloves.advertisementThat’s not all – there are signed memorabilia from Federer, Nadal and Usain Bolt. Oh and there’s a Virat Kohli wall as well.(Boria Majumdar Photo)The museum will remind you of the legacy iconic sportsmen leave behind. Federer holding his nerves to win another Grand Slam, Yuvraj Singh making a sensational comeback and MS Dhoni rediscovering his touch at the dusk of their careers, are all part of such legacy. This is why they play sports and this is why we watch and write about sports.The museum, like these heroes, will remind you forever that sports is played to realise dreams, that sports is played because the men and women who play them are passionate. Age has nothing to do with triumph. Winning is an attitude.Didn’t Tendulkar show that attitude? Didn’t Ganguly defy age to make a remarkable comeback? This museum is one for the ages. It is an important moment in our sporting history.