Maria Sharapova`s comment wasn't disrespectful, says Sachin Tendulkar

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 22, 2014 - 21:09

Zee Media Bureau

New Delhi: Reacting to Maria Sharapova`s recent revelation of not knowing who is Sachin Tendulkar, the batting legend on Tuesday said that her comments wasn`t disrespectful as she doesn`t follow cricket.

Speaking to a leading news channel, Tendulkar said, "Sharapova`s comments were not disrespectful. She doesn`t follow cricket."

Recently, when the Russian tennis star was asked if she knew Tendulkar, she had responded in negative saying "I don`t".

Her comment created a huge outrage among Tendulkar fans, who decided to make Sharapova realise what kind of reputation and following Tendulkar has globally. Within hours of Sharapova`s comment, `Who Is Maria Sharapova` was seen trending worldwide on social micro-blogging site Twitter.

At the Wimbledon this year, Tendulkar was present at the Centre Court to watch a match between Rafael Nadal and Mikhail Kukushkin. The batting maestro was seated in the Royal Box along with former England cricket captain Andrew Strauss and former football captain David Beckham.



First Published: Tuesday, July 22, 2014 - 21:24

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