One of the richest cricketers of the world at the moment, Sachin Tendulkar today revisited the time when the not-so-well-off batsman managed to buy his favourite luxury car, albeit a second-hand one.
When Brett Lee announced his retirement from international cricket last week, among the many who paid their tribute to him was Indian batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar, with whom the Australian pacer shared a great camaraderie, both on and off the field.
With pressure mounting from all quarters, Tendulkar did not address the media, realising that it would be impossible to speak about the team, their success or anything else while the landmark remained elusive.
A (pre-recorded) drumroll and a cloud of smoke announced the arrival of Sachin Tendulkar. There he stood, in front of an audience of about 300 people, who chanted his name through a standing ovation.
Sachin Tendulkar, the world's most prolific batsman ever, begins a new innings today - as a member of the Indian Parliament. The legendary cricketer, who was sworn in by Rajya Sabha Chairman Dr Hamid Ansari as a member of the Upper House on June 4, is the first sportsperson to be nominated.
Most praise Sachin Tendulkar because of his cricketing technique and laurels on the field. Ask the children of Priyadarshini Government School in Kandivali here and all would scream in unison that they got to paint him in a contrasting canvas, on Friday.
Despite splashing money this season, Mumbai Indians were rarely at the top of their game and most of their wins came through last-over heists.
At a media interaction organised by his agents, World Sport Group for select mediapersons at a suburban hotel, Sachin Tendulkar spoke on his recent high, disappointments and the people who contributed to his much-celebrated 23-year international career. Welcome to the highlights:
Did you notice any change in Sachin Tendulkar during the Asia Cup? No, we are not talking about his reluctance to leave the crease after his dismissal during the match against Sri Lanka.
Batting legend Sachin Tendulkar played a perfect ambassador of the game of cricket, which is known to be a gentleman's sport, when he asked India's stand-in skipper Virender Sehwag to withdraw a run-out appeal against Sri Lanka batsman Lahiru Thirimanne during the 8th ODI of the tri-series in Brisbane.
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