Sachin Tendulkar Walked at Night, Practised in Room at 2.30 at Night: Sourav Ganguly

Former teammates Sourav Ganguly, Rahul Dravid and VVS Laxman reveal Sachin Tendulkar 'secret's at the Little Master's book launch in Mumbai.

Updated: November 06, 2014 16:45 IST
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Rahul Dravid, Sourav Ganguly, VVS Laxman and Sachin Tendulkar share a light moment during the legend's book launch.


Sachin Tendulkar's autobiography -- Playing It My Way -- was launched in Mumbai on Wednesday in the presence of former greats and the Little Master's teammates. Sunil Gavaskar, Dilip Vengsarkar and Ravi Shastri remembered the growth of a 15-year-old who went on to become the greatest batsman on earth.

Tendulkar's teammates Rahul Dravid, Sourav 'dada' Ganguly and VVS Laxman also shared their experience on the master blaster. Ganguly shared some interesting exchanges on 'roommate' Tendulkar and revealed how he did batting practice at 2:30 AM. (Went to Sachin's House Disguised as a Journalist: Anjali)

There were friendly banters and some serious talks, especially on the Greg Chappell era. Tendulkar's book has made headlines with revelations on the Aussie coach who was in charge of India from 2005-2007. (Highlights of Launch)

Following are 10 top quotes from the event:

1. In his first innings, Sachin looked like a fish out of water. A month later, he was like a big white shark who knew the seas belonged to him: Former Indian all-rounder Ravi Shastri

2. I sent him 34 bottles of champagne when Sachin equalled by record number of Test centuries: Former Indian opener Sunil Gavaskar

3. To be part of a quartet that had Sachin Tendulkar was special, we challenged each other: Former Indian captain Rahul Dravid

4. Sachin used to practice at 2.30 in the night. How could one sleep with all lights on? Former Indian captain Sourav Ganguly

5. Not many hit Shane Warne against the spin like VVS Laxman did: Sachin Tendulkar

6. In 16 years together with Sachin Tendulkar, there will be moments when you agree to disagree: Rahul Dravid

7. Sachin's wicket of Moin Khan in Multan Test was more important than his double ton. Joy of winning was greater: Dravid

8. Environment in 2006 (under coach Greg Chappell) was unhealthy: Sachin Tendulkar

9. My sister bought me my first bat, it was a tennis-ball bat: Sachin Tendulkar

10. Wanted him to go on and on. That's why we didn't celebrate centuries: Sachin's elder brother Ajit

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