Sachin Tendulkar meets Sonia Gandhi

Updated: 26 April 2012 15:20 IST

Master blaster Sachin Tendulkar met Congress President Sonia Gandhi at her residence 10 Janpath in New Delhi on Thursday.

New Delhi:

Master blaster Sachin Tendulkar paid a goodwill visit to Congress President Mrs Sonia Gandhi at her residence 10 Janpath in New Delhi on Thursday.

This is Sachin's first visit to the capital since his 100th ton in March. His meeting with Mrs Gandhi after the feat was a goodwill gesture. Mrs Gandhi wanted to meet the batting great and personally congratulate him on achieving the historic milestone.

Senior BCCI functionary and IPL chairman Rajiv Shukla was also present at her residence.

According to sources, Tendulkar and his wife spent close to half an hour with Mrs Gandhi. The Congress President is learnt to have talked in general about cricket and wished the player luck for his future.

The Gandhis have long been a fan of the Bombay Bomber.

Sachin, who celebrated his 39th birthday on Tuesday, is in Delhi for the Indian Premier League match between Mumbai Indians and Delhi Daredevils.

Mumbai Indians play the home team at the Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium on Friday.

(With PTI inputs)

Topics : Mumbai Indians Indian Premier League 2012 Cricket Athletics Sachin Tendulkar
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