Did you know that Sachin Tendulkar used to sleepwalk? Here it from best bud Sourav Ganguly
Sachin Tendulkar and Sourav Ganguly are no stranger to each other as the two have dominated the 22-yards for a very long time. They started at a very young age and went on to become two of the greatest cricketers the world has ever seen.
Though the two have retired from cricket, the bond of friendship between them is still going strong. Speaking on Breakfast with Champions, Ganguly revealed several details about his bond with Tendulkar, the later’s hilarious habits and his character as an upcoming cricketer during the initial days.
Ganguly spoke about the time when he saw Tendulkar for the first time. He said:
“I saw Tendulkar for the first time, with such long hair, he was from Bombay and quite famous back then. He can’t be taken off from the nets. He used to bat always. Vasu sir used to pull him off nets, saying ‘camp is for others too’. I knew he had something different from that time.”
Ganguly also spoke about one of Tendulkar’s hilarious habits and that is sleepwalking!
“We were roommates in England. So, one day I saw he was walking in the room. I said to myself, he must gone to the bathroom and I slept facing the other side. I didn’t ask him anything the next day. Second day, I again saw him walking in the room. So I woke up and sat thinking, what does he do at 1.30 in the night. He takes a round in the room and then sits on the chair, returns and then sleeps next to me.
So next day I told him, ‘you’re scaring me, what do you do at night?’ He said ‘No, I walk while sleeping’…He had this habit of sleepwalking”
Sachin also had the habit of going for new bats whenever he failed to deliver. And most of the times he used to take Ganguly’s heavy bats and he did it even in the 1992 World Cup.
“I started using a heavy bat and he was also using a heavy bat. He used to like the feel of my bat. In 1992, I was dropped from the team, I was not selected for the World Cup. So while going home, the other players said ‘It’s alright, you go home, don’t worry…the next tour is there’. But he said ‘can I take your bat?’ I said I have been dropped, you took my bat, what more you guys are going to do’. So, I gave him my bat”
It seemed that it would take a year for Ganguly to finish speaking about his memories with Tendulkar!
“Whenever he failed to score he used to search for bats. My heavy bats used to be there, he took them and played. He was my roommate in Sydney and I was not playing. He failed to score in the first two Test matches in 1991-92. So he woke up at two in the night and was practicing. He then scored a century in Sydney. I’ve seen a lot of good times with him”
We wish that the bond between the two legends keep getting stronger! let us know what you think about this in the comments section below.