In a video that has gone viral on social media, the 44-year-old World Cup-winning cricketer is seen playing gully cricket with boys near an under-construction Metro site on a street in Mumbai, the capital city of the western Indian state of Maharashtra. Later, other users went on to post the complete video that shows Sachin coming out of his vehicle and then approaching youngsters who are indulged in a game of street cricket.
Tendulkar, who called time on his career in 2013, perfectly negotiated the deliveries he faced from the other end. As the video begins, Sachin can be seen getting down from a auto before approaching the group of young boys, and then bats off a few deliveries. With a red road barrier acting as makeshift stumps, he is seen facing a rubber ball, a typical form of equipment used in gully cricket in India, dishing out his languid strokes using a battered bat, caring little about the rugged pavement and dim lights.
The country is in the grip of T20 cricket as the eleventh season of the Indian Premier League (IPL) got underway ten days ago.
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Tendulkar is presently the team icon of Mumbai Indians (MI), the franchise he represented in the IPL. His presence in the team adds to confidence of the side led by captain Rohit Sharma and coached by Mahela Jayawardene of Sri Lanka.
The youth are shocked to see him join the game. They are set to take on the Royal Challengers Bangalore on Tuesday.