Man held at ATM with Sachin Tendulkar's debit card

Police are confirming whether Sachin Tendulkar’s card was indeed forged or stolen Getty Images

By CricketCountry Staff

Mumbai: Aug 10, 2011

A Mumbai youth was caught at an ATM carrying a number of fake cards, one of which was of India batsman Sachin Tendulkar.

The suspicious man, was arrested from an ATM near Bharatmata Cinema. He has been identified as Shoyeb Doodhwala.

The Policemen became suspicious when Shoyeb took unusually long time in withdrawing money from the ATM. Upon further questioning and frisking, they were shocked when they came across the name of Sachin Tendulkar on the card being used for withdrawal.

Police are confirming whether the cricket legend s card was indeed forged or stolen.

“Doodhwala said he got hold of the card from a bus stop in the central suburbs and thought to check it to withdraw money from ATM centres. But we do not believe his claim,” said the investigators.

“The name on the Kotak Mahindra card showed Sachin Tendulkar,” said Bhoiwada police senior inspector Vikram Patil. “We have sought the bank to provide details whether the card belongs to Sachin or whether the bank has ever issued such a card. We will get in touch with Sachin after we get the bank`s report. Meanwhile we are also getting details of whether he filed any complaint for loss of card,” Patil said.