Sachin Tendulkar rubbishes reports of him joining politics

Sachin Tendulkar sent text messages to his close friends in which he said that he has no intention of joining politics © Getty Images

Oct 29, 2013

Sachin Tendulkar has come out and put all the speculation of his possible innings with the Congress to rest by saying he has no intention of joining politics.

Following media reports that he could be campaining for Congress in the upcoming elections in Madhya Pradesh, Tendulkar sent text messages to his friends saying there were no such moves.

“Even after I retire from cricket, I have no intention of joining politics or being part of any political rally or campaign because my father wanted me to stay away from politics,”said Tendulkar in his message to some of his friends in Mumbai, as reported by New Indian Express.

A lot of close friends of Tendulkar for a long time “It’s not just his numerous records, but also his spotless reputation and behaviour in public life that are so well-liked. After enjoying such a reputation, why would Tendulkar give it all away by joining politics, where there is a controversy at every turn?” said a person who knows the cricketer.

Tendulkar, who is currently playing in his final Ranji Trophy game, will play his final two Tests against the West Indies in November.