Federer knows lot about cricket: Tendulkar

Tennis star Roger Federer (L) in conversation with Sachin Tendulkar during the Wimbledon Getty Images

London: Jun 26, 2011

It takes lot to bowl over Sachin Tendulkar as bowlers around the world would confess but tennis ace Roger Federer managed to do it just by his knowledge of cricket when the two legends caught up during the Wimbledon.

Tendulkar, a self-confessed Federer fan, met the winner of 16 Grand Slams at the All England Club after the world number three beat David Nalbandian to advance to the fourth round of Wimbledon.

Tendulkar chatted for an hour with the Swiss and posed with him for the shutterbugs.

“Spent an hour with Roger Federer chatting on the balcony of Wimbledon Royal box. What a humble guy! And by the way he knows a lot about cricket!!” Tendulkar later tweeted.

The two reportedly also had dinner together after Federer’s match.

Federer too talked about his meeting with Tendulkar on his facebook page.

“Today was a special day, played a good match and had the chance to catch up with the great Indian cricket star Sachin Tendulkar,” read the status message on his Facebook page.