Sachin Tendulkar, the god of cricket, expressed his feelings about underprivileged children who dream big, who dream about becoming cricketers and following their passion.
He said he wants to help underprivileged children across India, and the world, be able to play cricket and “live their passion”.
The Master Blaster also expressed the need for money to achieve dreams, and said:
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.
Lack of money holds back phenomenal cricket talent and makes them disappear in the crowd without ever being noticed. Sachin shared his own experience and talked about what gave him inspiration to become a cricketer.
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.
Tendulkar has announced his new investment in the sporting gear firm, Spartan International in London, and is looking forward to a time when young cricketers will not be held back due to a lack of equipment.
Tendulkar talked about the issues these underprivileged kids face,
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.
Sachin Tendulkar looks forward to seeing smiles on their faces and a sparkle in their eyes as they follow their dreams.
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.
This is a huge step the cricket legend is taking. It was a due since a long time, and finally, someone has taken this step and I am sure this will inspire many others to come forward, too!
Sachin has a huge fan following and with this noble step his respect in his fans’ eyes must have increased.