Sachin Tendulkar and Sanjay Manjrekar play more than just cricket

By now every cricket fan knows that Sachin Tendulkar was named after the famous music composer Sachin Dev Burman. Tendulkar’s grandfather was an ardent fan of Burman and decided to name his grandson after the legendary composer.

While Tendulkar might not have made it big in the world of music, this image would have surely made his grandfather proud.

In a photograph dated in the early 90s, Tendulkar is seen playing tabla, while his senior India and Mumbai team-mate Sanjay Manjrekar is seen singing while playing the harmonium. Manjrekar’s love for singing is quite well known. Back in the 90s, he also released an album called Rest Day.

Throughout his career, his team-mates forced him to sing and he would never disappoint. Last year he recorded a Bengali song for a film and last month at a nostalgic gathering of cricketers of yesteryear at Dadar Union against Shivaji Park Gymkhana match on Christmas Day at Matunga, the noted from the city were treated to the mellifluous voice of Manjrekar.

In the above image, we also see Tendulkar’s and Manjrekar’s Mumbai and India team-mate Pravin Amre, who is now a noted coach, enjoying the music presented by the duo.