Sachin Tendulkar, Indian cricket legend, who is on a private visit to Dharamshala, met Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama at his adopted home in McLeod Ganj yesterday.
Sachin felt blessed to have met such a picture of holiness that Dalai Lama is and he pointed out the fact that he discussed spreading happiness and communal harmony with him.
The great cricketer was quoted saying to the reporters that, “It was an excellent, very good meeting. I always wanted to be here and take the blessings. Just wanted to spend some time and say hello to him. We talked about spreading happiness and communal harmony,”
Tendulkar is in the state of Himachal to lay the foundation stone for the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association(HPCA) Cricket Museum that will be situated at the picturesque stadium in Dharamshala.
The 45-year-old Bharat Ratna awardee's wax statue will also be in the museum and it will showcase the master blaster's cricketing gear including gloves, pads, jerseys, bats among other articles also. Besides Tendulkar’s statue, the museum will also feature statues and other memorabilia of Kapil Dev, Rahul Dravid, and Anil Kumble, along with replicas of trophies that India has won.
He is accompanied by his wife Anjali and had earlier met young cricketers who are on a National Cricket Academy camp visit to Himachal, especially as the camp includes their son Arjun Tendulkar.