Sachin Tendulkar reveals skipping training session during childhood days

Sachin Tendulkar will be playing for Mumbai against Rest of India in the upcoming Irani Cup tie © PTI

Mumbai: Feb 5, 2013

Indian cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar, who helped in raising Rs 13.6 crore towards the revitalisation of 272 schools across India, revealed that as a young cricketer he bunked a few practise sessions.

While speaking to children present in the NDTV’s Coca Cola Support My School campaign, Tendulkar spoke about the significance of teachers in his childhood.

“Teachers are very important in a person’s life. I remember my cricket coach in particular. Ramakant sir (Ramakant Acharya) was always an inspiration. In fact, me and a few friends bunked practice a few times but he always used to ride his scooter to find and get us back,” he said.

The Little Master revealed that he at times felt like giving a miss to practise session and hang out with friends, but was always caught by his coach or brother.

“What is important is that when you play, you play but study with full concentration when it is time for that. I did feel like skipping practice 10-15 times but always had a guiding hand to help me,” Tendulkar was quoted as saying by NDTV.

“You can be a cricketer or an actor or whoever you want to be. You can be only if you follow your heart,” he said.