The magical six-letter word imprinted in Vinod Kambli’s tattoo
Both Sachin and Kambli have been showcasing a beautiful sense of camaraderie right from their childhood.
Published - Dec 6, 2018 11:58 am | Updated - Jan 7, 2019 2:08 pm
The ‘Master Blaster’ Sachin Tendulkar is one of the greatest cricketers to have ever graced the sport and his career, characterized by longevity and consistency, has left umpteen moments for the cricketing world to cherish for a lifetime. It is not an exaggeration to say no other cricketer has transcended divisiveness as much as the Mumbai-born master craftsman did with his hefty bat.
Ever since Sachin made his debut, he was constantly followed by a paparazzo by the name ‘limelight’ and it continues the same way even after the great man has retired from all forms of cricket. Having that been said, the 44-year old was not alone when he met Mr. Limelight for the first time.
It was on February 24, 1988, when two young boys with humongous hunger for runs struck a 664-run partnership playing for Shardashram Vidya Mandir against St. Xavier’s in Harris Shield. The world of cricket, ever since then, knows who the boys are – Sachin Tendulkar and Vinod Kambli.
Both Sachin and Kambli have been showcasing a beautiful sense of camaraderie right from their childhood. From playing for the same school to eventually playing for the same country, the two Mumbaikars grew from strength to strength. Though the left-hander was once considered as good a player as his right-handed friend was, he couldn’t serve the game long as his career could only feature 17 tests and 104 ODIs.
Irrespective of how each other’s personal lives unfolded, Sachin and Kambli were always able to put adversaries aside and continued to be good friends. A beautiful testament to the 30-year long friendship happened in the form of a picture posted by kambli himself on his Instagram handle.
The picture has Vinod Kambli showing his right arm or his ‘sleeve tattoo’ to be specific. The tattoo is strikingly impressive and more so because a part of it is a 6-letter word that reads, you have guessed it right, ‘Sachin’. Kambli also went ahead and asked, ‘How lit is this?’ on top of the picture.
The episode just goes on to show how fond the southpaw is of his dear friend and there isn’t an iota of doubt that the legendary Sachin reciprocates the love to his very special companion.
Written by Harikrishnan Sivakumar
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