I don't know who is Sachin Tendulkar: Maria Sharapova

Sampath Bandarupalli / 03 July 2014

Whole Cricket World might have shed tears on last day of Sachin Tendulkar on the field, who holds all possible cricket records and has been worshipped in many parts of the world for over two decades but Tennis Queen and Grand slam Champion, Maria Sharapova has admitted that she has never heard of this icon’s name. When a press reporter during the post-match conference asked Sharapova about Sachin Tendulkar, she replied that She don’t know about Sachin Tendulkar.

Sachin Tendulkar, who was a regular visitor at Wimbledon, was seated in the Royal Box on Saturday along with some famous sports stars like English star Footballer David Beckham, Golfer Ian Poulter and England’s former Cricket Captain Andrew Strauss. However, when Sharapova was asked was she aware who were present in the Royal Box, she said that she was a quite familiar with Beckham and admitted that she doesn’t know who actually Tendulkar is.

Reporter to Sharapova at the post-match conference: “Sachin Tendulkar was the other person who came in at the same time as David [Beckham] – do you know who Sachin is?“, Sharapova replied, “I don’t.

However, the Tennis star talked a lot about Beckham. “I’ve actually met him a couple times at events in LA and in London. He is a great guy. Besides being an incredible football player, he has done so much in his career, having a family, maintaining so many things off the court. He is a really nice person to chat to. We’re not best friends or anything, but it’s nice to be able to say hello and congratulate each other on achievements we’ve had in our careers and so on.

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