On 28th November 2015, at the Times Literature Festival, New Delh, there was a session of Sachin Tendulkar‘s rarest and crucial life moments through “Unknown Sachin Tapes”. The moments were shared by Sachin Tendulkar himself and Boria Majumdar (co author of Sachin Tendulkar’s autobiography “Playing it my way“.
One of the most epic events shown in the tapes was when Sachin had declared his retirement two years back at Mumbai’s Wankhede stadium.
‘Little Master’ Tendulkar was sitting alone when Virat Kohli entered the dressing room carrying a pouch in his hands which contained some threads. Kohli gave it to Tendulkar saying, “I want you to have this. It was given to me by my father. I am giving this to you.” Kohli then touched Tendulkar’s feet. Tendulkar said “arrey tujhe toh galey lagna hai (Hey! we should be hugging instead)”. Kohli with teary eyes pretended not to hear and continued, “I will miss you.”
Another tape disclosed Sachin’s meeting with former Australian captain Ian Chappell at a gym in Durban, couple of years back.
When Ian saw Sachin exercising, he said “So this is the secret.” Tendulkar furiously replied, “You guys conveniently change your tone. Your brother (Greg Chappell) created all the problem. He took Indian cricket at least five years behind.”
At a time when Tendulkar was struggling in his career, Chappell had written that the batsman should have a look in the mirror.
Tendulkar also expressed his opinion on being given the captaincy, “First time I was captain I felt there wasn’t enough support from the selectors.”
Another event depicted was when sachin was suffering from tennis elbow; he had called his wife Anjali saying, “Get a video camera. You have never seen me in so much pain.”
Certainly, Sachin is and will always be the God of Cricket…he is a living legend and one of the most admired personalities of the World!
Source : Times of India