Sachin Tendulkar has always been close to us, and here we present to you his various associations with the Telugu states, and the people here.
1. He is the face of Universal Collectabillia, a celeb merchandise firm owned by Anjana Reddy, a Telugu businesswoman.
2. He co-owns the ISL football team Kerala Blasters with Prasad V Potluri, of PVP Ventures.
3. The Hyderabadi business connection has not ended! He also co-owns the Mumbai franchise of the Indian Badminton League with V Chamundeswaranath.
4. He is a good friend of Raghu Rama Krishnam Raju, a celebrated politician and industrialist.
5. Most of you might be aware of this one. He adopted Puttamraju Kandriga, and transformed the slummy village into a modern miracle in just a span of four months!
6. He is a huge lover of the Hyderabadi Biryani. Woot woot!
7. 8 November, 1999: Sachin was the captain when he turned the heat in Hyderabad against New Zealand. He made a scintillating 186, and Dravid added a superb 153…which went down in history as one of the best partnerships ever!
8. He took the Kiwis for a ride once more with his 102 in 2003!
8. If there is one thing that Hyderabadis relish after biryani, it is telling tales about Sachin Tendulkar’s terrific 175 against Australia in 2009, when the master blaster’s “magical” knock left everyone spellbound.
Sachin’s relationship with our Telugu states and its people will continue for a long, long time… And we’re sure he will keep returning to a warm reception, every time he comes!
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