WATCH: “Nostalgic moment,” Sachin Tendulkar visits ground where he 'cried all the way to pavilion' as U-15 cricketer

Tendulkar is widely regarded as the greatest batter to have played for India.

Sachin Tendulkar | GettyFondly known as the Master Blaster, Sachin Tendulkar is widely regarded as the greatest batter to have played for India.

In a career spanning 24 years, Tendulkar played 200 Tests and 463 ODIs for India, scoring the world record number of runs (15921 in Tests and 18426 in ODIs) and centuries (51 in Tests and 49 in ODIs).

He also holds the record for being the first man to score 10,000 runs in ODI cricket, first batter to score 100 international centuries, first male cricketer to score a double ton in ODIs, most matches played in both formats among other milestones.

No wonder, the fans shed a tear or two on his retirement after watching Sachin get emotional while giving the farewell speech. It was a rare sight when Tendulkar broke down and tears started rolling down his cheeks.

However, Sachin Tendulkar recently revealed another instance when he was moved to tears. In a video posted on his official Twitter account, the batting legend shared memories from his Under-15 cricketing days for Mumbai when he 'cried all the way to the pavilion'.

"Nostalgic moment in Pune at PYC Gymkhana", Sachin wrote in the caption while he can be heard saying in the video: "Right now, I am in Pune's PYC Club where I had played my first under 15 cricket match for Mumbai in around 1986."

"I was standing here at non-strikers' end during my batting and my school friend Rahul Ganpule, was on the strikers' end. He(Rahul) was a very fast runner between the wickets," he recalled.

"That day in the match, Rahul had hit an off drive and pushed me for a third run between the wickets but I wasn't a very quick runner back then. I got run out scoring just four runs. The run out is still fresh in my memory and I vividly remember, that after getting out, I cried all the way to the pavilion. I was very disappointed. After all, it was my first match and I wanted to score big runs but that didn't happen."

The batting maestro further recounted that Abdul Ismail, the manager of the Mumbai U-15 team, along with senior cricketers such as Milind Rege and Vasoo Paranjpe consoled him and encouraged him to do well in the upcoming games.

"I am returning to this ground after almost 35 years. So, I am now a little emotional right now," Tendulkar concluded.



By Salman Anjum - 18 Aug, 2022

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