<div class="img-caption-wrap "> <img alt="Sachin Tendulkar made headlines even when he got out for a duck" src="https://st2.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/cricket/image_20131117235452.jpg" title="Sachin Tendulkar made headlines even when he got out for a duck" /> <p class="imgcaptionnew" style="width:618px;"> Sachin Tendulkar used to love playing 'ops and bats' as a youngster © Getty Images</p> </div> <strong>Nov 16, 2013</strong><br /> <br /> <a href="/tags/Sachin-Tendulkar/post" target="_blank">Sachin Tendulkar</a>’s childhood friend Ricky Couto narrated some of the interesting stories of the Little Master.<br /> <br /> He told the<em> Indian Express</em> how Tendulkar hated to lose —cricket, table tennis or arm-wrestling. Recalling an incident with <a href="/tags/Vinod-Kambi/post" target="_blank">Vinod Kambli</a> and Tendulkar, couto said, "The competition between them was immense. Once Kambli was raving about his own batting and Tendulkar flashed out a paper-cutting that silenced Kambli.<br /> <br /> The headline read: 'Tendulkar out on duck.' He told Kambli that it made headlines even if he got out at zero."<br /> <br /> He also recalled how Tendulkar and Kambli would enmjoy playing 'ops and bats’.<br /> <br /> Once during a Ranji Trophy game in 2000, I entered the Mumbai dressing room (there were no restrictions then). Tendulkar charged at me, hit me hard on the back and said "opingo" and kept punching," recalls Couto.