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Renowned cricketer Sachin Tendulkar was recalling back those days when he used to write letters to his wife, Anjali Tendulkar when there was no mobile usage and repealing how “beautiful” her handwriting is that anyone would love to “watch and admire”.
“Hitting a cricket ball came naturally to me. But, while writing letters to Anjali, I have to doubly check what I was writing.” Sachin Tendulkar said during a handwriting promotional event. “.. in those days when there was no mobiles and the only mode of communication was through landlines or writing letters, I started writing letters. I started with my parents and later wrote some letters to (wife) Anjali,” he kept remembering.
He was also repealing how his parents used to teach him to hold the pensand write, hence, he started writing letters to his parents when he was away from his family. This Bharatratna awardee belongs to a writers’ family, his father and brother are writers, he sprang up seeing his father with loads of pens and papers that imprinted on him so much.
It is said that doctor’s handwriting is not clear, but his wife Anjali, who is a doctor by profession, has an exceptionally beautiful. “But my wife, I think, is an exception because she has got a beautiful handwriting, which anyone would watch and admire.”
When he was asked about who had the best handwriting among his co-players, he chose Anil Kumble, he said, “I think Anil writes quite clearly and Subroto Banerjee is quite skillful.”
“You generally tend to notice only the good things na!” he said on asking him who has got the worst handwriting.
The father Sachin is spending his time with his children Sarah and Arjun after he got retired, and he now he finds his life very beautiful as he did not get enough time to spend with the kids and could not able to play with them. He said his off springs used to do cacography on the wall for writing while promoting for school kids for a private company.
“When somebody asked what that was and I would say that was the making of an young artist. As they grew, the height of the graffiti in the wall became higher,” he explained.