Sachin Tendulkar at Support My School campaign
When Sachin Tendulkar walks out on the field, fans hold their breath in awe. On Friday, it was the reverse as the veteran cricketer celebrated 100 schools being included in NDTV Coca Cola's Support My School campaign.
Sachin Tendulkar was seen to be totally against his batting nature as the kids' questions fired at him, had him reacting defensively. (Photo by Milind Shelte)
When Sachin Tendulkar walks out on the field, fans hold their breath in awe. On Friday, it was the reverse as the veteran cricketer celebrated 100 schools being included in the NDTV Coca Cola 'Support My School' campaign.
School girls gather around the Master Blaster as they celebrate the occasion of 100 schools being included in the campaign. (Photo by Milind Shelte)
"It is a very important campaign. I have two children and I understand the importance of good education and a good school. I have done this thinking of Sarah (his daughter)," Sachin said about the initiative. (Photo by Milind Shelte)
When asked about the changes he has seen through the changes, the master batsman said: "We have reached a hundred schools which is my best century away from the cricket field. If you provide good facilities, children will automatically want to come to the school. I want to take this initiative further." (Photo by Milind Shelte)
He also advised the children to enjoy their school days. "You have to enjoy your school life. Most wonderful things happen during school days. Have fun, study hard and make good friends. It is important to make friends in school because they are your true friends. Also give your best in your studies," he said. (Photo by Milind Shelte)
Sachin in a candid chat with NDTV said that Team India did not become not over-confident or complacent after winning the World Cup last year. (Photo by Milind Shelte)
Sachin reiterated his stand against fixing going on in cricket. “I would definitely say this (spot-fixing) is not a good example (to set). My advise would be to follow the people who set the right example. Follow the right direction and absorb all the good qualities,” he said. (Photo by Milind Shelte)
When asked about the upcoming England tour to India in November being refered to as the grudge series, 'Master Blaster' totally lambasted any such notion. (Photo by Milind Shelte)
Overwhelmed by the success of the NDTV Coca Cola's Support My School campaign, he signed off saying, "I was speaking to the principal of a school which has been under this campaign. He said the children are so much happier. It gives me immense satisfaction that we are moving in the right direction." (Photo by Milind Shelte)