Legendary former Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar on Thursday stated he had two batting heroes whereas rising up. The former India batsman stated that though there have been fairly a number of players he appeared as much as, however none was larger than former India captain Sunil Gavaskar and West Indies nice Viv Richards, explaining how he derived motivation from the 2 ace cricketers hoping to one-day play for the nation.
“I would say that when I was playing cricket or when I was of your age (young), I wanted to become a cricketer and going ahead wanted to play for my country,” Tendulkar stated whereas talking through the digital ‘Gift of Life’ ceremony after 1,000 youngsters underwent free coronary heart surgical procedures carried out by the Sri Sathya Sai Sanjeevani Hospital because the pandemic started within the nation.
“I had two heroes – one is our own Sunil Gavaskar, who played for India for several years and performed well, he was my batting hero. Along with him, it was Viv Richards of the West Indies. These were my batting heroes when I played cricket.”
Outside of cricket, Tendulkar stated his largest inspiration was father Ramesh Tendulkar. “But generally, in life, then I would say that my hero was my father (Ramesh Tendulkar). So much time I spent with him and he was mild, calm and composed, he was a man with good nature. So, it is my dream that I become like him. I will say that my father was my hero in my life,” Tendulkar stated.
Tendulkar additionally lauded the work performed by the hospital and stated youngsters are our treasure. “I would say by doing this noble work, you are not just giving our children the opportunity to lead a healthy life, you are also giving them an opportunity to dream big and chase their dreams,” he added.
“You are also giving them a chance to create a positive impact, not just on their lives, but also on the people around them.”
(- With PTI inputs)