Sachin Tendulkar and him wearing left pad first every-time he went out to bat are every cricket fans anecdote. But the batting maestro revealed another innocuous bit during the launch of his much anticipated autobiography on Wednesday.
Veteran Indian cricketers Harbhajan Singh and Zaheer Khan on Tuesday backed Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar's claims over former Indian coach Greg Chappell, where he termed the Australian as 'ringmaster' during his rein.
In the much-awaited book `Playing It My Way`, which will be released on November 6, Tendulkar has spoken about his frustrating captaincy tenure from 1996 to 2000 when he led in 25 Tests, losing nine and winning just four.
Sachin Tendulkar felt so "scarred" and "devastated" by the Indian team`s losing streak under his captaincy that he contemplated leaving the game in the late 1990s, the master batsman has written in his autobiography.
Commitment to his game of cricket had once compelled Sachin Tendulkar to call a private taxi in order to reach a match venue on time. "I have had a little bad experience while driving. I was going to Nagpur after my injury to play a one-day match and my flight was around 6 or 6:30 in the morning and my car's tyre got punctured at 5:30 am and I had to reach airport to catch flight. So I had to take a taxi to reach the airport. I was tensed that I won't probably get a taxi," Tendulkar told reporters at the launch of a rooftop Go-Karting circuit at Smaaash.
Cricketing legend Sachin Tendulkar may now be seen swinging on a different pitch after the legendary batsman was awarded a life membership at The Els Club golf course from Dubai Sports City partner Abdulrahman Falaknaz.
Legendary cricketer Sachin Tendulkar and eminent scientist Prof CNR Rao were on Tuesday conferred with the country`s highest civilian honour Bharat Ratna by President Pranab Mukherjee at a function held at the `Durbar Hall` of Rashtrapati Bahavan.
He has stowed away on trains and paddled his way to cricket venues but for a passionate Sudhir Chaudhary, one of the greatest fans of Sachin Tendulkar, the retirement of his "god" and legendary batsman will not stop him from cheering the Indian team in future.
The feeling has not quite sunk in yet but batting icon Sachin Tendulkar on Sunday said it was the perfect time to end his dream journey in cricket as his body was finding it tough to cope with the rigours of international cricket.