Sachin Tendulkar, the god of cricket, expressed his feelings about underprivileged children who dream big, who dream about becoming cricketers and following their passion.
I exactly know how it feels when you don’t have enough money in your pocket and you want a particular bat. So it is about addressing the poorest of the children who aspire to play cricket.
My career started when I saw the World Cup being lifted by Kapil Dev in 1983, from there on I wanted to chase my dream and there were gradual steps which I had to take. It wasn’t like from day one I had the best of bats in my hand. So I want to address that, as there are children who may not be able to afford a bat. I want to help and sponsor them.
There are lots of under-privileged promising cricketers who end up playing for their states but they don’t have proper equipment.
I want to supply the equipment so that they just have to go out and live their passion. They should be free to just think about scoring runs or taking wickets and giving their best.
That is the greatest feeling in the world, when you are out in middle and batting for your team and I want that to happen to as many children as possible.