I am Sachin: Tendulkar introduces himself to blind children
Bangalore: In a rare sight, Sachin Tendulkar on Friday introduced himself to a bunch of visually impaired children after the Indian cricket team`s training session at the Chinnaswamy Stadium here.
"Hi, I am Sachin," the champion batsman, whose popularity knows no bounds in the cricketing world, said to a group of visually impaired children who came to the stadium to wish luck to Mahendra Singh Dhoni`s men ahead of their World Cup match against Ireland on Sunday.
"How old are you?" asked Tendulkar to one of the children. "I am 12 years old," pat came the reply.
"You are 12 years old and you are so strong," Tendulkar said with words of encouragement to the child.
All the Indian players met the visually impaired childern, shook hands and got clicked with them after team training that lasted for more than two hours.
Off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin was the first to welcome the children, followed by opener Gautam Gambhir. The rest of the players followed one after another.
Yuvraj Singh, too, was seen interacting with the kids who were seated in a single row near the ground.
But as always, Tendulkar was the one who turned out to be their favourite.
"Our prayers are with you all," said one of the children.
It was on the initiative of Karnataka Welfare Association for the Blind that the children could meet their favourite stars, about whom they have heard a lot, but could never see.