Thursday, November 12, 2009

Sachin Tujhe Salam!

November 15 is going to be a big day for all cricket fans. It marks the 20 years since a teenage prodigy made his debut on the international stage. So let's join hands and give him a big applause for his unbeatable game who has heroically carried a billion hopes on his shoulder for 2 decades. Also thanks to ICC who declared Sachin's birthday as World Cricket Day. Here are some unknown trivia of our Master Blaster

  • He is a big fan of Amitabh Bachchan right from his childhood after watching Deewar & Zanjeer.
  • He has a great love for Kishore, Lata mangeshkar, Dire Straits.
  • Sachin was named after the legendary music composer Sachin Dev Burman by his father.
  • Tendulkar wanted to be a fast bowler and went to the MRF Pace Academy, Where the Aussie pace legend and head coach Dennis Lillee told him to focus on his batting.
  • Used to go fishing for tadpoles and guppi fish in the stream that ran through his society.
"I have delayed my shoots many times to watch Sachin bat"-sri.Amitabh Bachchan
"Can one not follow cricket and still have Sachin as idol? I've done that exactly"- Olympic gold medal winner Abhinav Bindra