Lucknow:The master blaster has shattered many records and many of his fans have named their sons Sachin. But now, even a fruit has been named after the cricketing star. A rare talent, is now a rare variety of mango.
Mango expert, Kalimullah Khan says, "There is no player like Sachin Tendulkar in the whole world and that's why I have named this mango Sachin."
This hybrid mango or Sachin as it is now called is a combination of two of the finest Indian varieties, the juicy Goodar Shah and the delicious Chausa.
But this is not for sale.
"Our Sachin is a world hero and he is priceless and not a sale-able commodity. So, my attempt will be to send all the mangoes on this tree to Sachin so he can enjoy them with his friends," adds the mango expert.
Kalimullah has produced nearly 300 new mango varieties.
After Sachin, he's already planning another rare variety. This one will be named after one of Sachin's ardent fans, Lata Mangeshkar.
Kalimullah says, "I can think of Lata Mangeshkar. I have a desire to produce a slender variety of mango which should be able to carry the name of Lataji."
When India's finest cricketing talent meets India's finest fruit it'll surely be sweet!