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Untold story: When 23-year-old Anjali fell for 17-year-old Sachin Tendulkar

Sachin Tendulkar

Sachin Tendulkar is a figure in cricket-crazy India who is deified among the locals and has a plenty of achievements to his credit in the cricketing career. His family also hogs the limelight whenever the ‘Little Master’ accompanies them at any place.

Sachin his wife Anjali for the first time in 1990 in Mumbai after returning from England. Although Sachin was a national sporting hero, Anjali did not recognize him until her friend spotted that he is a wonder boy of cricket.

The pair dated for five years and were married in 1995. The marriage was unusual because Anjali was both taller and older, by five years, than her world famous husband.

After Sachin and Anjali were married, the latter gave up her medical career for the sake of her husband’s career. Anjali raised the couple’s two children, Sarah and Arjun. When India won the Cricket World Cup in 2011, Sachin Tendulkar paid tribute to his wife for supporting him throughout the low patches of his cricket career.

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In November 2013, Sachin Tendulkar played his last professional cricket game before retirement. After the match, Tendulkar was awarded the Bharat Ratna, India’s highest honor for civilians.

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How they actually met?

According to Anjali, this story of love-at-first-sight started at the launch of SAchin’s autobiography—Playing it my way. “I had gone to pick my mother and then I saw him and my friend told me he is the wonder boy of Indian cricket. I told my friend, Oh! he is so cute. Then I ran after him and I forgot about my mother,” Anjali said, recollecting the moments.

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“Sachin was so embarrassed and did not even look at me.” Anjali said she managed to get the number of Tendulkar after that, called him and was lucky that he picked her call.

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“I called him and said I am Anjali and I saw you at the airport. He said he remembers me. When asked what colour, I was wearing, he remembered that it was an orange colour T-shirt.”

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Anjali, now a mother of two, said she was destined to meet him, since on two previous occasions she could have met Tendulkar but could not do so as she was not interested in the game of cricket.

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“He was there with Star cricket Club and I was also there in England my dad called me when Indian team was playing. He wanted me to meet the boy who had scored a century but I said I don’t want to meet this boy, I am not interested in cricket. Maybe if I had met, I would have chased him when he was 15,” she said as the gathering listened to the love story with attention and amusement.

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