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Raj Thackeray backs Sachin Tendulkar

cricket Updated: Apr 12, 2007 01:50 IST
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Cricketer Sachin Tendulkar, who has in recent days been plagued with controversies, on Wednesday found a supporter in Maharashtra Navnirman Sena president Raj Thackeray, who said people should support him during the bad phase that he is going through.



Speaking to reporters after a function marking the release of a film, Thackeray said, "When Saurav Ganguly was going through a bad patch in his career, West Bengal politicians like Somnath Chatterjee supported him."



"Similarly, when Tendulkar is going through a bad phase in his career he should receive support at least from Maharashtrians," Thackeray said.



Tendulkar, who had a disastrous World Cup, is presently mired in controversy after the BCCI slapped him with a show cause notice for his comments in the media and a recent report stating that the batsman had cut a cake in the shape of the Indian tricolour at the Indian High commission in Jamaica.



A case was filed on Wednesday in an Indore court against him for dishonouring the national flag by cutting the cake shaped in the form of the tricolour.

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