Sachin discloses his two cricketing heroes while growing up
Sachin Tendulkar was a legendary cricketer during his playing days. He was known for playing superb shots down the ground, especially his straight drive which mesmerised the audience at the best scene. The batting maestro has scored hundred international centuries to his name and has most runs in the international circuit as well.
After his retirement, he is quite active on social media. He is often coming up with interesting tweets to praise the cricketers. Recently, the legend disclosed his two cricketing heroes while growing up. He opened up that even though he looked up to many cricketers during his childhood days, his two cricketing heroes were former India captain Sunil Gavaskar and West Indies great Viv Richards.
Sachin revealed how he gained motivation from both the legends while considering to play for India one day. “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 said.
“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,” Sachin added.
It is my dream that I become like my dad: Tendulkar
Gavaskar and Viv Richards were Sachin Tendulkar’s cricketing heroes but in life, Ramesh Tendulkar (Sachin’s father) is Sachin’s hero.
“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 added in a statement while speaking during the virtual ‘Gift of Life’ occasion after 1,000 children underwent free heart surgeries done by the Sri Sathya Sai Sanjeevani Hospital since the pandemic started in the country.
While attending the event, the Indian legend appreciated the hospital for doing such great work for the children. “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.
You are also giving them a chance to create a positive impact, not just on their lives, but also on the people around them,” said Tendulkar.