Vinod Kambli and Sachin Tendulkar    AFP
Vinod Kambli and Sachin Tendulkar AFP

The Triumph Knights Mumbai North East won the inaugural season of T20 Mumbai League 2018 by defeating Shivaji Park Lions by three runs. Sachin Tendulkar was the brand ambassador of the league whereas Vinod Kambli was the mentor of Shivaji Park Lions.

It was in the post match presentation ceremony of the final when the two friends met as Kambli went to touch Tendulkar’s feet and they ended up hugging each other.

In February, 1988, Tendulkar and Kambli made a record of 664-run stand in the semi-finals of The Harris Shield Tournament, an inter-school competition. They had trouble times in between when Kambli had commented on a TV channel that Tendulkar did not help him during his trouble times. Tendulkar as well did not mention Kambli in his long farewell speech. However, lately things are fine between the two childhood friends.