Throughout two and a half decades, the wicket of Indian batting maestro, Sachin Tendulkar, held utmost importance, for both his fans as well as the opposition.
The legendary batsmen had the power of stopping the clock for the entire nation whenever on the cusp of bringing up his milestone.
There have been reports of people going the distance for expressing their disappointments to see the back of Tendulkar. His fandom wasn’t just restricted to the Indian population but also for young aspiring cricketers.
India’s Test specialist Hanuma Vihari, in a recent interaction, spilled beans regarding his disappointment whenever Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar went back to pavilion.
Vihari, in Cricbuzz’s web series, Spicy Pitch, stated that whenever Tendulkar was dismissed, he used to weep and unplug the television plug.
“Sachin sir was obviously my idol when I grew up. That was the reason why I started playing cricket. When I was young I used to watch him bat and I loved it. In the 90s he was like the king of batting.
Whenever he used to get out, I used to cry and unplug the TV – used to do all such things,” Vihari told host Manish Batavia.
Amidst the continuous chopping and changing in Test matches under the leadership of Virat Kohli, Vihari still managed to make a mark in the toughest format of the game.
Vihari has nine Test caps to his name. In those matches, he has a tally of four half-centuries along with a solitary ton against West Indies.