Cricket

When Sachin played ‘gully’ cricket

Sachin Tendulkar thrilled the locals .

Sachin Tendulkar thrilled the locals .  

A video clip went viral on Monday and Tuesday; that of Sachin Tendulkar in a bush shirt, not tucked in, hitting a few shots off under-arm bowling. A plastic road barricade of considerable width was the make-shift single-piece stump!

The staff of a restaurant near Bandra Kurla Complex were thrilled on Sunday night when Tendulkar chum, Atul Ranade, stepped off the car and told them: “Allow him to play two balls, he’s our player; a ‘sada’ (ordinary) player.”

The restaurant staff and the workers on the nearby Metro Rail construction site were delighted. They called him “Master” and shook hands before sending under-arm deliveries.

Ranade told The Hindu: “Sachin, his friend from the US and myself were on way to a restaurant for dinner. The American friend saw the cricket action under lights and expressed a wish to see Sachin play. I said, he’s unlikely. But then, Sachin did step out and played with them. It was a lane approaching BKC and in a residential locality. It just happened.”

All action ended with Sachin posing for selfies!

A letter from the Editor


Dear reader,

We have been keeping you up-to-date with information on the developments in India and the world that have a bearing on our health and wellbeing, our lives and livelihoods, during these difficult times. To enable wide dissemination of news that is in public interest, we have increased the number of articles that can be read free, and extended free trial periods. However, we have a request for those who can afford to subscribe: please do. As we fight disinformation and misinformation, and keep apace with the happenings, we need to commit greater resources to news gathering operations. We promise to deliver quality journalism that stays away from vested interest and political propaganda.

Support Quality Journalism
Recommended for you
This article is closed for comments.
Please Email the Editor

Printable version | Jun 1, 2020 10:38:58 AM | https://www.thehindu.com/sport/cricket/when-sachin-played-gully-cricket/article23577227.ece

Next Story