“Happy to have contributed…,” Sachin Tendulkar helps in treatment of babies born with deformities

Tendulkar is continuing to touch people's live even after 10 years of his retirement from cricket.

Sachin Tendulkar | GettySachin Tendulkar is widely regarded as one of the greatest batters of all time. Fondly known as the Master Blaster, Tendulkar represented India in 200 Tests and 463 ODIs, scoring the world record number of runs (15921 in Tests and 18426 in ODIs) and centuries (51 in Tests and 49 in ODIs).

During his playing days, Tendulkar used to carry the entire nation’s weight of expectations on his shoulders. He played a crucial role in bringing many laurels to the country, including the coveted World Cup trophy in 2011.

Now, even after 10 years of his retirement from international cricket, Sachin Tendulkar is continuing to touch people's lives.

On Friday (March 1), Tendulkar shared a video on social media platform X and revealed how he is supporting children with cleft lips.

"We don't often think about our ability to smile, as a gift. We consider it a given. There are a few, who struggle to express even this basic emotion. Nearly 60,000 babies in India are born every year with deformities that inhibit their smiles," Tendulkar posted on X.

"Through Sachin Tendulkar Foundation (@STF_India), we have been working with a wonderful set of doctors who strive to put a smile back on children's faces, through cleft lip and palate surgeries.

"One of the centres we have been supporting is in Srinagar. During our trip to Jammu & Kashmir, we spent time in Inga Health Foundation's hospital, interacting with doctors, children and their parents. Listening to the stories of how the surgery has transformed lives of these children was indeed gratifying. Anjali, Sara and I were all smiles after meeting these little heroes. We are happy to have contributed to this beautiful change in their lives."

Notably, Sachin Tendulkar's recent trip to Kashmir, where he vacationed with his wife Anjali and daughter Sara, caught widespread attention on social media.

Tendulkar shared his experience through a stunning video on X and encouraged people from around the globe to visit Jammu and Kashmir.

In the video, the batting legend can be seen visiting temples, engaging in interactions with Kashmir willow bat manufacturers, enjoying tea at local shops, playing cricket on the streets, and meeting the inspiring armless cricketer Amir Hussain Lone, among other activities.


By Salman Anjum - 01 Mar, 2024

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