- Sachin Tendulkar, the Indian cricketer, addressed the students of Late Laxmanrao Dure school on Friday
- He spoke about his passion for cricket, and that he knew his destiny when he was just 11 years
- The cricketer revealed that he wasn’t even selected during his first election trials, and said that he was asked to work harder
- He further said that he owed his success to his family and expressed his gratitude towards their members
- Three classrooms and a stage for cultural activities were built using the donation made by Sachin Tendulkar during his time as a Rajya Sabha member
Sachin Tendulkar, one of the most well known Indian cricketers, addressed a set of students of the Late Laxmanrao Dure school on Friday, 25th October 2019. He detailed his journey to become a cricketer and the struggles he went through. He says, on the start of his journey,
“when i was a student, the only thing in mind was to play for india. my journey started at the age of eleven. i even remember when i went for my first selection trials, i was not selected by the selectors. they had said that he will need to work hard and improve the game.”
Tendulkar expressed his disappointment in not being able to pass the selection trials, because he thought that he was up to par, but then decided to work harder to achieve his goals. He said his focus, commitment and capacity to work hard increased further. He advised to not take short cuts to to achieve your dreams.
On the support he recieved, he says,
“for my success in cricket, i owe it to my family- all the members. i will start with my parents, my brother ajit and elder brother nitin, who does not usually forward, supported me. my elder sister, who now resides in pune after marriage, she supported me. in fact, my sister had presented the first cricket bat to me in my life.”
He also mentioned his wife and kids and his in-laws, from whom he states that he received a lot of support. He also credited his coach, Ramakant Achrekar for the support.
Three classrooms and a stage for cultural activities have been built using the money from the MPLAD funds given by the cricketer when he was a part of the Rajya Sabha. He has a 15,921 test runs and 18,426 ODI runs total, throughout his career spanning over a decade.