When Sachin Tendulkar couldn’t accept Virat Kohli’s ‘priceless’ gift

When Sachin Tendulkar couldn't accept Virat Kohli's 'priceless' gift. File Pic IPL
When Sachin Tendulkar couldn’t accept Virat Kohli’s ‘priceless’ gift. File Pic/IPL

Srinagar, Febuary 18: The two stalwarts of Indian cricket Sachin Tendulkar and Virat Kohli are often compared and the two share great respect for each other.

Former India cricketer Sachin Tendulkar in an interview has shared an interesting story related to Virat Kohli when he couldnt accept laters gift during Sachin’s farewell test match in Mumbai in 2013.

“Oh, I still remember it. I had just returned to the change room and I was in tears. Till then, I knew that yes, I am going to retire but when that ball was done, I said to myself… ‘Ok, that’s it. Never ever in your life you will walk out on the field as an international player for India’. So I was sitting in one corner alone with a towel on my head and wiping tears. I was really emotional and couldn’t control my tears. Virat came to me at that time, and he gave me the sacred thread that his father had given him,” Sachin told American journalist Graham Ben singer during a show on his YouTube channel.

“I kept that for a while and returned it to him… told him it is priceless. This has to stay with you. This is yours and no one else’s. You should have it till your last breath. And I gave it back to him. So that was an emotional moment… something that will always be with me in my memory forever,” Sachin added.

virat Kohli himself during the same show teo years ago, had spoken about the special moment.

“We usually wear threads around our wrists. In India, a lot of people do. So my father gave one to me which he used to have. So I used to keep that in my bag. And then I thought this is the most valuable thing I have so it was like ‘my father gave this to me and I couldn’t give you anything more valuable. I just want you to know how much you have inspired me and how much you mean to all of us. This is my little gift to you’,” Kohli had said.


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