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Lee Chong Wei interacts with Sachin Tendulkar; says never seen cricket in his life

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Lee Chong Wei plays for Mumbai Masters in the Indian Badminton league © Getty Images

Mumbai: Aug 21, 2013

World number one Lee Chong Wei, who interacted with senior India cricketer Sachin Tendulkar after his singles match in the Indian badminton League, said he has never seen a cricket match in his life and wants to witness the game one day.

“I just spoke to him [Tendulkar] socially. This is the first time I met him. I am very happy because he came to watch my match and hopefully one day I can see a cricket [match]. I have never seen a cricket match,” Lee told reporters last night.

Lee, who joined Mumbai Masters after missing the team’s first two away ties, eased his way past his compatriot Daren Liew in the first men’s singles. He wrapped up his opening match under 35 minutes as he defeated Liew 21-12 21-16.

Lee paired up with three-time All England Champion Tine Baun for the mixed doubles match and overcame Delhi’s pair of V Diju and Prajakta Sawant 21-18 15-21 11-5.

Former Indian captain Sunil Gavaskar is a co-owner of the Mumbai franchisee in the Indian Badminton League.

(With inputs from PTI)

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