Sachin Tendulkar is one of the most iconic figures in the cricket fraternity. He has done so much for the country by slicing and timing the balls to perfection and in the process, he went about his business and created many records.
Ever since the legendary cricketer’s retirement, people broke into tears and it was difficult to take it to their hearts, especially Sachin fans. They even came to a conclusion that only humans are playing cricket now as the ‘God of cricket’ called it quits from the sport.
His style of play attracted the entire world to look at him. The moment he holds the bat gives us goosebumps and the way he plays straight drives is a class apart. Nowadays, he is quite active on the social media platform, sending congratulatory wishes to Indian athletes, wishing on festival days.
Yes, he was a God on the cricket field but above all, he is a good human being as well.
Sachin Tendulkar reveals names of two batting idols:-
When Sachin Tendulkar called it quits from the game of cricket, he was the leading run-scorer in Tests and ODIs. He hit a record hundred centuries in international cricket.
Meanwhile, Sachin Tendular disclosed his two batting heroes while growing up. The Master Blaster named former India captain Sunil Gavaskar and West Indies great Viv Richards, adding that they inspired him to play for his country.
“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,” Sachin Tendulkar said while speaking during the virtual ‘Gift of Life’ ceremony conducted by Sri Sathya Sai Sanjeevani Hospital.
“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,” he added.
My father was my hero in life: Sachin Tendulkar
However, as far as general life is concerned, his father, Ramesh Tendulkar, was his real hero. Sachin Tendulkar further added how he used to spent time with his dad and observed everything about him.
“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,” Sachin Tendulkar added.
Other side of Sachin Tendulkar
There are many instances when Sachin Tendulkar proved he is the ‘master of charity’. He loves giving back to the society he cares a lot. He earned a staggering fan-following all around the world for his impeccable ability to rule the sport which he truly loved the most.
You should know about the other side of Sachin Tendulkar as well. Apart from being the greatest cricketer to have graced the sport, he accepted the Rajya Sabha nomination proposed by the President of India in April 2012 where he became the first active sportsperson and cricketer to have been nominated. Sachin took charge at the office officially on 4 June. The honest person also ignored to take the bungalow allotted to him in the national capital region calling it “waste of taxpayers’ money” as he resides in Mumbai.
After his term as Rajya Sabha MP came to a close recently, he has donated his entire Rajya Sabha salary to the Prime Minister’s Relief Fund. It has been learnt that Sachin Tendulkar has drawn nearly Rs. 90 lakh in salaries and other monthly allowances. The PMO has praised the touching gesture by Mr Tendulkar. “Prime Minister acknowledges this thoughtful gesture and conveys his gratitude. These contributions will be of immense help in providing assistance to the persons in distress.”
Sachin Tendulkar has also turned the chapters of many students as he wants to build a bright future for the Indian students. He sanctioned corpus funds for development of 20 schools as well as educational institute projects worth Rs. 7.4 crore through the Members of Parliament Local Area Development Scheme (MPLAD).
Guru Govind Singh T School is one of the first schools where Sachin stepped forward to sanction funds, for the construction and improving the qualities of classrooms. Apart from funding the infrastructure for several other schools and educational institutes, Tendulkar has also been supporting public services such as police departments. He sanctioned Rs.15 lakhs for the development of infrastructure as well as water supply equipment for police training institute in Tasgaon city of Sangli district in Maharashtra.
Funding of the schools and educational institute projects include construction of improvisation of school buildings, compound walls, libraries, laboratories, common rooms for girls, toilets, purchase computers. The significant projects are the construction of a school for the mentally challenged in Ahmednagar, a multimedia classroom for deaf children in the school of Cherkela, Kasargod (Kerala) and a hostel for Tai speaking students in the Karbi Anglong district of Assam. Tendulkar has sanctioned funds for schools and colleges also in the remotest areas in India through the construction of buildings, labs, classrooms, and hostels.
Sachin has also sanctioned funds of over Rs. 40 lakhs from his MPLAD for the construction of a school building in Drugmulla area of Kupwara district in Kashmir which is the only school in the locality. It currently has 1000 students studying in classes from one to ten. This important funding will help students to get a quality education. Let’s take a moment to appreciate Sachin Tendulkar for his noble act.
The sports legend also adopted a village as he transformed it through and through contributing Rs 2.79 crore under SAGY (Sansad Adarsh Gram Yojana – rural development programme focusses mainly upon the development in the villages such as social development, cultural development and spread motivation among the people on the social mobilization of the village community). Sachin has now announced a further benefit of Rs 90 lakh for development of infrastructure in Nernuru and Gollapalli villages under Gudur mandal. So far, a total of Rs 1.20 crore would be spent on laying roads, building drains and providing water supply in these villages.