Legendary Indian cricketer and now a member of the Rajya Sabha, Sachin Tendulkar has made it clear that he had no role to play in the IIT Delhi’s director’s Raghunath K Shevgaonkar exit. Raghunath decided to quit his office after failing to provide the IIT ground to former India cricketer Sachin Tendulkar to set up his academy. 

According to a report by The Times of India, Shevgaonkar was under pressure from the ministry to accede to two demands-to provide the ground to Tendulkar.

But Sachin took the Twitter route to claim that neither did he plan to open any academy, nor did he ask for any land. “ I am appalled to read the stories that suggest some land has been asked from IIT-D for academy in my name. I have not even planned any academy neither do I want any piece of land for any purpose,” Tendulkar tweeted.

Taking a dig at the media for involving his name into the matter, he further tweeted: “Wish that basic facts are checked from me before publishing such fiction using my name.”

After serving as the director of IIT-Delhi, Shevgaonkar had put in his papers, after which there were talks that he had to take the tough call after resisting government pressure. But with Tendulkar making his stand clear, there has just been a twist to the tale.


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