Kambli denies making remarks against Tendulkar

Updated: 14 July 2009 14:12 IST

Former Indian cricketer Vinod Kambli on Tuesday denied having accused his childhood friend Sachin Tendulkar of not helping him enough.

Mumbai:

Former Indian cricketer Vinod Kambli on Tuesday denied having accused his childhood friend Sachin Tendulkar of not helping him enough and said such reports had left him and his family shattered.

Kambli, who studied with Tendulkar in the 'Shardashram' school, said he had never spoken anything against Tendulkar in a reality TV show and termed the report as "completely baseless".

"I have never said anything against Tendulkar. He is my friend for 26 years, people should know that I will never say such a thing against my friend. He is currently in London and I will meet him soon," Kambli told reporters here.

The 37-year-old former batsman apologised to Tendulkar for the inconvenience cause to him and his family by the report.

"We share a very good family relationship and I and a lot of my friends are shattered by this. My family is also shattered by this," he said.

Asked from where such a report emanated, Kambli said "I don't know but its is completely baseless. I condemn it. I don't do anything for publicity. I know people love me and I have fans who love me. I will not do anything for cheap publicity.

Kambli is reported to have said that Tendulkar did not help him when he was on decline. "We are very close... We were very close. He could have done a little more, but he didn't," Kambli is quoted as saying by a newspaper.

Topics : Cricket Vinod Kambli
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