Amitabh Bachchan and Sachin Tendulkar have worked together on projects in the past and are great friends. But did you know in the past that there was a case where birthday boy Sachin was embarrassed in front of the superstar because of his then one and a half year old son, Arjun?
In a 2017 retrospective interview, the former captain of the Indian cricket team, who turns 48, recounted the incident that turned him red in front of Big B. Read on to learn more about the incident.
On the occasion of Amitabh Bachchan’s 75th birthday, Sachin Tendulkar told Mid Day: “Arjun was only a year and a half old at the time. We were shooting a commercial and between shots Arjun was sitting on our knees. Arjun had an orange and after finishing it he coldly wiped his hands on Mr. Bachchan’s kurta. I didn’t know where to look. I was so embarrassed.
As toddler Arjun Tendulkar embarrassed Sachin Tendulkar in front of Amitabh Bachchan, the 21-year-old entered professional cricket. The Mumbai Indians recently picked the young athlete for the current IPL season.
Amitabh and Sachin often expressed their respect for each other. When Tendulkar became the first cricketer to score 50 centuries of testing, Bachchan said it was unacceptable to compare him to Don Bradman. He wrote in his 2010 blog: “Why does there have to be a debate or even a discussion about whether Sachin is taller than Don Bradman or not?” Sachin is bigger, period! Bringing the topic up for debate, you don’t know somewhere whether it really deserves to be awesome or not. And that is reprehensible to me.
Happy birthday, Sachin Tendulkar.
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