First love is hard to forget and batting legend Sachin Tendulkar has proved it again. The former India batsman has some of world’s most expensive cars in his collection but he still misses his first car, a Maruti Suzuki 800. Despite owing flagship vehicles of top brands like Ferrari, BMW and Nissan among others, the batting legend can’t get over his first car.
And he has now urged his fans to help him find it. In an interview with Mudit Dani on his show ‘In the Sportlight’, Sachin Tendulkar admitted that he still misses his first car and urged his fans to help him in finding it back. He also revealed he had a great fascination towards car since he was very young used to watch others park their cars at a drive-in near his house as a child.
“My first car was a Maruti 800. Unfortunately, it is not with me right now. I would love to have it back again with me. So, people listening to me, feel free to contact and get in touch,” said Sachin Tendulkar.
“There was a massive open drive-in movie hall near my house where people used to park their cars and watch the movie, sitting in it. So I, along with my brother, used to stand in our balcony for hours to watch those cars,” he added.
When Sachin entered Mumbai’s dressing room as a ball-boy:
The most decorated batsman in the history of the game, Sachin Tendulkar further recalled the time when he first entered the Mumbai dressing room as a ball boy before making his first-class debut. He also revealed his hero and former India skipper Sunil Gavaskar invited him in the dressing room.
“I was standing right in front of the dressing room (as a ball boy), so I could observe how players prepare themselves for the game. Later I got invited by my hero (Sunil) Gavaskar in the dressing room,” recalled the legendary batsman.
“I still remember he was sitting on the last seat right in the corner and coincidently I also ended up sitting on the same spot when I started playing Ranji Trophy cricket. It was a coincidence to share the same spot as your hero but a magnificent coincidence,” he added.
Later in his career, Sachin Tendulkar went on to break Gavaskar’s record of most Test centuries and retired as the most accomplished batsman in the history of the game. He holds the record for most runs in Tests (15,921) and ODIs (18,426) in addition to scoring a record 100 international centuries.
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