Sydney Thunder approached Sachin Tendulkar to play in Big Bash league this year but the cricket icon had decided to hang up his boots on November 16 2013.


The Big Bash has been a huge success in Australia and many former players who wore the baggygreen have kept in touch with their exploits in the past.


According to a report in ‘Sydney Morning Herald‘, Tendulkar was offered an “attractive” package by the Thunder, who are desperately looking for a turnaround in their fortunes, having won just one game out of their last 19 matches, stretching 25 months.


But the talks the with Indian veteran cricketer, who retired from all forms of the game in November last year, fell apart when Harry Harinath resigned as head of Cricket NSW early last year.


The report also claimed that Cricket NSW called upon the state government to use its connections in India in order to lure the iconic batsman to don their jersey but nothing materialised.


“Tendulkar was offered a deal to play for the Thunder over four weeks this season,” it said.