Vinod Kambli, a former Indian cricketer, took to the social media platform Koo on Friday to share an old photo of himself with cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar, a close friend.
Vinod Kambli, a former Indian cricketer, took to the social media platform Koo on Friday to share an old photo of himself with cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar, a close friend. Two other cricketers can also be seen in the photograph. This picture of Koo was captioned by Kambli as, “Even when the world turns against us, may our relationship remain unbroken,” in the accompanying text. In addition to being childhood friends, Kambli and Tendulkar were teammates in school, state, and the Indian national team during their years of competition.
In a school cricket match in 1998, the duo scored a record-breaking 664 runs together without conceding a run. During the Harris Shield semi-final, Kambli hit 349 not out, while Tendulkar made 326 not out.
Kambli’s international career never took off despite a promising start, whilst Tendulkar went on to become one of the best players in cricket history.
The Mumbai-born cricketer represented India in 17 Tests and 104 One-Day Internationals, amassing a batting average of over 3500 runs in combined formats.
Despite being dropped from the team after his 17th outing, Kambli had an amazing Test average of 54.20.
YouGov, an internet-based market research and data analytics organization, ranked Tendulkar as the 12th “Most Admired Man” in its recent survey.
To come up with this year’s ranking, researchers polled more than 42,000 people across 38 nations and territories.
Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo take the top two spots in the list of sporting legends.
Former US President Donald Trump, Shah Rukh Khan, and Amitabh Bachchan of Bollywood, as well as India’s current captain Virat Kohli, all trail the legendary batter in the list.