October 23, 2013

India cricket

Tendulkar's off-field competitiveness

What was it like playing with or against Sachin Tendulkar? Kedar Godbole shared dressing rooms with Tendulkar when playing for Mumbai, West Zone and junior tournaments and he recalls incidents that showed Tendulkar's competitiveness on and off the field. And it wasn't always about cricket, he writes in Mid-Day.

Sachin won another competition -- this time in the hostel bathroom. The challenge was to dip our heads in a sink full of water. Whoever holds his breath longer wins. Sachin defeated his opponents in the earlier rounds hands down. Sameer Dighe had reached the 'final' from the other half and Sachin proved to be smarter in the final as well. The otherwise spick and span bathroom was in an absolute mess and to our bad luck, Kailash sir walked in only to see Sachin and Sameer fully drenched

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