TosNews brings to you the second set of facts about Sachin Tendulkar, after the first set of 10 facts:
1: His coach at Shardashram, Ramakant Achrekar, used to offer a one rupee coin as prize to any bowler who dismissed him. If he remained not out, the coin belonged to Sachin. Tendulkar still has 13 coins.
2: In school, he was once mistaken for a girl by good friend Atul Ranade because of his long curls
3: Sachin Tendulkar used to compete with cricket buddies Vinod Kambli and Salil Ankola over who could eat more vada pavs
4: Remembers every dismissal and even the bowler who dismissed him.
5: Used to sleep with his cricket gear on during his junior days.
6: Refused to shoot for a soft-drink ad that showed him smashing cricket balls with a fly swatter. He reportedly told film-maker Prahlad Kakkar, “That would make me greater than the game.” The ad was modified: he hit the balls with a stump.
7: Came back from the four-month tour of Australia after the 1992 World Cup and turned up to play for Kirti College in April 1992.
8: Was without a bat contract during the 1996 World Cup in which he emerged highest run-getter. A famous tyre company promptly signed him on soon after.
9: The first ad he shot was for a sticking plaster.
10: The Indian Master Blaster fielded for Pakistan as a substitute during a one-day practice match against India at the Brabourne in 1988.