THIS fan’s love for Sachin Tendulkar shows why he’s lived ‘A Billion Dreams’
As the entire nation gears up to witness the life and times of Sachin Tendulkar in his docu-drama Sachin: A Billion Dreams, that has hit the theatres today, here’s a fan’s account on how and when he became an ardent Sachin fan.
“It was 1996 World Cup. Everyone at home and who ever visited home, kept talking about one name – Sachin Tendulkar. I was very young and I wasn’t able to understand what they were talking about. I used to watch matches but didn’t know what kind of game it was. But one name was cemented in my mind and heart – Sachin Tendulkar.
Those were the Doordarshan days and in my village cable connection wasn’t there to watch the India vs England Test series. Later, I found out there was something called news, which was telecast at 8 pm. Hindi news 8 pm and English news at 8.15 pm. I started watching news only to know what Sachin was doing.
Then I was introduced to newspapers. There is a salon near my home and it is on the way to school. I started going there, read the sports page to know about Sachin and then went to …read more