Sachin Tendulkar may have retired from the sport in 2013, but “God of Cricket” is still very popular with fans. Since hanging his shoes, Sachin Tendulkar has played the roles of commentator, coach and golf enthusiast. On the cricket front, there have been demands from many Indian cricket fans that the great batsman showcase his skills as a left-footed player. On Wednesday, the legendary Indian batter finally fulfilled their wish albeit with a massive twist.
There is hardly anything hidden about Sachin Tendulkar and everyone knows he is conceited. During his illustrious career in cricket which spanned 24 years, he was Explosion master Hit, threw with his right hand but signed autographs with his left hand.
In a video posted on his official Twitter account, the former India captain created a background image of himself hitting a golf ball with his left hand even though it was nothing but a trick from him.
Commenting on the video, Sachin Tendulkar wrote: “To everyone who wanted to see me play left-handed.”
To everyone who wants to see me play with the left hand 😊🏌️ pic.twitter.com/4uoS8yzgug
– Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) August 3, 2022
Since its publication, the clip has taken over the internet, garnering nearly 435,000 views and more than 20,000 likes on Twitter.
A large number of his fans praise him for posting the video, with some even urging him to return to the cricket ground.
One supporter said on Twitter: “God tricked us!”
“Please restart your career as left-handed Sachin SIR. Another added.
“Sir, we watched these videos of you training on your left hand during the 2011 World Cup. He also fondly recalled media reports praising your Brahmastra,” a third commented.
“Sachin, you have been connected to 5G in India since ages. Genius. Greatness. God. Grateful and now golf,” claimed a fourth.
Whatever sport you play, you will always be the best undisputed legend of the world.”🙏 pic.twitter.com/grnWWfhs78
– Moksh Bhardwaj (@MokshBhardwaj20) August 3, 2022
As good as hitting with your right hand. Refinement of Maher Calfeed. 🤩 🏏 ⛳️
Barahism August 3, 2022
– Neel (neelxp) August 3, 2022
Earlier this year, in a video posted to Instagram, Tendulkar revealed that he was cocky.
“There are some advantages to being junk because you can use both hands. When it comes to fork and knife, I eat with my left hand. But when it comes to chopsticks, I get confused. I write with my left hand but something isn’t working right in my mind. I don’t know. What is that. So I eat with my right hand. A complicated person,” said the 49-year-old former cricket star.
“The left hand manages all the writing and eating while the right hand holds all the wooden sticks,” he said.
Sachin Tendulkar has gained huge traction in the media recently.
Last week, Australia batter Marnus Labuchagni He faced a severe backlash on Twitter after fans assumed that his response to a tweet from Sachin Tendulkar insulted the legendary Indian cricketer.
It came after Sachin Tendulkar posted a message to the Indian women’s team, wishing them good luck in the Commonwealth Games (CWG) match against Australia as cricket returns to the four-way event after 24 years. The last time the sport featured in the CWG was in 1998 when the prestigious competition was held in Malaysia.
“Nice to see cricket again at the Commonwealth Games. Hope this takes our beautiful game to newer fans. Best wishes to @BCCIWomen team for the #CWG22 campaign,” Sachin Tendulkar wrote on Twitter.
Responding to Sachin Tendulkar’s tweet, Marnus Lapuchagen said, “Sachin agreed. Aus v India will be a great opening match too.”
However, his choice of words for Master Blaster did not sit well with Indian fans as they believed that the Australian cricket star did not show the respect he deserves by Sachin Tendulkar by being absolutely brilliant.
Fans noted that even the biggest Indian names in the game, including former skippers MS Dhoni, Virat Kohli and current captain Rohit Sharma, did not address him as just “Sachin”. While some called him “Sachin Sir”, others called him “Bhaji” – a reference to the older brother in Indian languages.
Indian cricket fans were furious at Marnus Labuschagne for not calling the Mumbai-born retired cricketer ‘Sachin Sir’.
Fans may have criticized Marnus Labuschagne for ‘disrespecting’ Sachin Tendulkar, but the top player in international cricket praised the 28-year-old for reminding himself of himself in 2020.
“I happened to watch the second Ashes Test at Lords between England and Australia. When Steve Smith was injured, I saw Lapushagne’s second rounds,” Sachin Tendulkar said at the time.
“I was sitting with my father-in-law. I saw Marnus hitting the second ball from Jofra Archer, and then, in the 15 minutes of his shot, I said, ‘This player looks special,’” added Sachin Tendulkar.
When one of India’s greatest was asked what the current mixture reminded him of himself, Sachin Tendulkar pointed in the direction of Marnus Labuchagni. “His foot movement is very accurate. So he will be the one I will say.”
“The movement of the feet is not physical, it is mental. If you are not thinking positively in your mind, your feet will not move. It showed me that this guy is mentally strong because if you are not, your feet will not move. His foot movements were amazing.”