Despite loads of information on Sachin Tendulkar available, there is still so much about the Indian cricket icon that is still unknown.
On the occasion of the release of second song of his docu-drama ‘Sachin: A Billion Dreams’, Tendulkar revealed it was his mother who started the chants ‘Sachin Sachin’.
“My mother started it actually. I used to go play downstairs and to call me back home, mother would call ‘Sachin Sachin’,” Tendulkar said, when he was asked about the time he first heard the chant.
‘Sachin Sachin’, the anthem song created by Oscar-winning music composer AR Rahman for Tendulkar’s biopic, was released in Mumbai on Tuesday. Every time Tendulkar walked out to bat, chants of ‘Sachin Sachin’ would reverberate the stadium.
“I never thought ‘Sachin Sachin’ (chant) would continue beyond my playing days. It has now gone to the theatres. So I feel happy,” the record-breaking batsman said.
“The chants were my supporters’ way of showing their love. I have been inspired by their chant and it has helped me face difficult situations on the field knowing that I have the country with me. I admire the way that Rahman has created an inspirational anthem around this chant,” he added.
There is an iconic picture of a young Tendulkar holding a cricket bat.
When asked about it, Tendulkar said, “This was actually taken at home when I was playing with my brother. This was in the balcony. I was only four or five then. My positions weren’t perfect. What I enjoyed was, hitting the ball. Be it a cricket bat or a tennis racquet. My brother would chuck tennis ball, few I used to hit from cricket bat, few from rackets.”