Sachin Tendulkar has scored 100 international centuries in illustrious 24-year international career    Getty Images
Sachin Tendulkar has scored 100 international centuries in illustrious 24-year international career Getty Images

Cricketers around the world have their own superstitions and beliefs. Sachin Tendulkar was no different. It is well known that he always wore his left pad first, because he thought that it brings him luck. Recently, in an event, Tendulkar recalled an instance when West Indies all-rounders Kieron Pollard and Dwayne Bravo played a prank on him. Tendulkar revealed how he had a special relationship with his cricketing equipments. He said that he often knocked on the bats with his knuckles as the bat spoke to him, and they have their own language. Listening to this, Bravo and Pollard decided to play a prank on Tendulkar. READ: Sachin Tendulkar thanks waiter for batting tip

We were playing IPL when Dwayne Bravo and Kieron Pollard were constantly asking me about my habit of knocking my bat [with my knuckles], he said. I told them the bat speaks to me, and we have our own language. So they decided to play a prank on me, Tendulkar told Hindustan Times. So, Bravo came up with an idea. He had kept four bats next to his chair in the dressing room and asked me which bat should I use today . So, I started my usual routine and knocked the bats and started listening to the sound. After checking, I told him that they were all good, but nothing great but since he had asked me, I told them which bats were good in that order, he added. READ: Sachin Tendulkar: India are favourites against Australia

After listening to me, they burst out laughing and I said why do you find this funny, I m not kidding the bat speaks to me . So Bravo pulled out a bat from his kit bag and told me okay what about this one? This is my practice bat and it s broken and doesn t pick the ball that well anymore . So, I had a look at it, knocked it and listened to the sound and said my friend, your real bat is hiding in the kit bag, this is your real bat . It turned out to be his match bat and he was actually trying to test me. I told him that believe me, the bat speaks to me, Tendulkar concluded.

Tendulkar, one of the all-time greats, has close to 35,000 international runs and 100 centuries to his name.