Reports: Sachin Tendulkar gets named in 'Pandora Papers' leak claiming to expose his offshore dealings

Reports: Sachin Tendulkar gets named in ‘Pandora Papers’ leak claiming to expose his offshore dealings

Sachin Tendulkar is listed as a ‘Beneficial Owner’ of British Virgin Islands (BVI), which is an offshore entity.

Sachin Tendulkar
Sachin Tendulkar. (Photo by TOBIAS SCHWARZ/AFP via Getty Images)

In a news that would send tremors across the cricketing world, Indian cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar has been named in the list of celebrities released by Pandora Papers regarding his financial dealings. Tendulkar is listed as a ‘Beneficial Owner’ of British Virgin Islands (BVI), which is an offshore entity.

The Pandora Papers have also named several other prominent names such as pop music star Shakira as well as Claudia Schiffer in the list as well. “People linked by the secret documents to offshore assets include India’s cricket superstar Sachin Tendulkar, pop music diva Shakira, supermodel Claudia Schiffer and an Italian mobster known as ‘Lell the Fat One’,” stated the report in The Indian Express.

However, the attorney of Tendulkar has stated that all of Tendulkar’s investments are legitimate in nature, and have been declared to the authorities. “Mr. Tendulkar’s attorney said the cricket player’s investment is legitimate and has been declared to tax authorities,” added the report.

Sachin Tendulkar is considered as one of the greatest batsmen that the game has ever seen

Sachin Tendulkar is considered by many as one of the greatest willow wielders that the game of cricket has ever seen. The ‘God of Cricket’ amassed a plethora of records in his illustrious 24-year career.

Tendulkar is the highest run-scorer in both Tests (15921) as well as ODI cricket (18426), and remains the only batsman in history to have accumulated a whopping 100 international centuries. Sachin Tendulkar is also the only cricketer to have played 200 Test matches as well.

Apart from that, Tendulkar represented India in 463 ODI matches. Sachin Tendulkar was also a part of the victorious Indian squad that won the 2011 fifty-over World Cup.

The master batsman retired from the international arena in November 2013 after playing his final Test match against the West Indies side. Tendulkar scored 74 runs in his final innings in international cricket. Sachin Tendulkar was also awarded the ‘Bharat Ratna’ award in 2014, India’s highest civilian honor, and remains the only Indian sportsperson till date to have been bestowed with the award.