Sourav Ganguly praised Sachin Tendulkar's singing efforts    PTI
Sourav Ganguly praised Sachin Tendulkar’s singing efforts PTI

Kolkata: Former India captain Sourav Ganguly on Monday congratulated his long time opening partner Sachin Tendulkar for his singing debut with Sonu Nigam in a new song titled ‘Cricket wali beat’. “@sachin_rt well done Tendulkar .. great stuff .. talent not restricted to batting only,” Ganguly tweeted. Tendulkar, known to love music, featured in a video premiered during the grand finale of reality show “Indian Idol 9” on Sunday night where the iconic cricketer was the celebrity guest. “He is a very good singer. We did not use pitch corrector on his voice as he was singing in the right sur (tone) and (despite being) the shy person that he is, he got extremely comfortable the moment I kind of increased the masti (fun) quotient while we were shooting the video,” Sonu had told IANS. READ: Sachin Tendulkar a very good singer: Sonu Nigam

The song is yet to be released in entirety on social media and is only available on Tendulkar’s new app which will give fans access to all the information on the legend. Meanwhile, a new documentary on Sachin Tendulkar s eventful career that culminated with winning the World Cup in 2011, is set to be screened on the eve of the former Indian cricketer s 44th birthday. Titled Little Master , the film will be aired on Sony ESPN Channel on April 23. Documenting the historic win of the Indian cricket team six years ago, the production will illustrate how a sport and one man can redefine the rise of a nation over the course of a few weeks. For Indian cricket fans and Sachin admirers, it s always a great story to relive and celebrate. I was fortunate to spend some time with Sachin and hear from him what it meant to win the 2011 World Cup, reported PTI.