Mumbai, May 10: ‘Sachin-Sachin’ chant has become popular across the globe, but God of Cricket Sachin Tendulkar revealed that it was his mother who actually started it.
“I never thought ‘Sachin Sachin’ (chant) would continue beyond my playing days. It has now gone to the theatres. So I feel happy,” the right-handed batsman said.
Sachin was speaking at a song release from the upcoming movie, “Sachin: A Billion Dreams.” was launched here in presence of music composer AR Rahman.
“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 asked when did he first hear the chant.
Sachin also spoke about the picture of his younger self-holding a bat. Asked about it, Tendulkar said, “This was actually taken at home when I was playing with my brother. This was on 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 racket. My brother would chuck tennis ball, few I used to hit with the cricket bat, few from rackets.”
Sachin Tendulkar is on a promotional tour for “Sachin: A Billion Dreams,” a movie based on his life. He retired from all forms of international cricket in 2013. During a speech that he gave after his last match, Sachin said that the “Sachin, Sachin” chant would keep “ringing in my ears for the rest of my life.”