Sudhir Kumar Gautam is no ordinary Sachin Tendulkar fan. He has access to the great man who gifts him signed T-shirts and has even invited him home. Harbhajan Singh too likes him.
Always seen in the stands during India games with his body painted in the Indian tricolour, Sudhir is fiercely loyal to Mumbai Indians.
It is no different here and the fan from Muzaffarpur in Bihar is around his man. "Usually, Sachin sir gets me a pass and I get in. If he's not able to, he tells others to arrange for it," he says.
Here though, he's got stuck. "I was the fan of the match in the September 24 game between MI vs CSK and my face flashed on the screen. I was thrilled. After that game, while coming out Sachin sir gestured, asking me where my phone was? I couldn't understand. Later, I was told I had won a mobile as fan of the match and had not collected it."
Last seen, Sudhir was trying to find someone who could tell him where to get the mobile. Maybe 'Sachin sir' can help.