Bringing together two important occasions, we are celebrating Sachin Tendulkar’s 50th birthday on our 100th Sunday Brunch episode. A legendary cricketer who won millions of hearts during his 24-year career, Sachin still has a massive fan following. Gracing us with his amazing presence, he joined our Editor-in-Chief, Kamiya Jani, on this episode of Sunday Brunch, bringing it to a century.
Sachin Tendulkar Talked About His First Big Paycheque
Sachin is a big foodie who loves vada pavs and seafood. Even his social media handle is filled with food he relishes. After telling us more about his love for food and indulging in some at Fresh Catch, his favourite restaurant, it was time to talk sports.
He shared a lot about his journey, from his production to the sport to his retirement. Among many anecdotes, he also told us about his first earnings as a cricketer. He shared that he used to get a daily allowance when he used to go for under-15, under-17, and under-19 matches. At that time, he used to get 30–40 bucks a day.
When he went to Pakistan for a tour, he was given ₹50,000. However, his first big paycheque came in when he went to Australia in 1991–92. He received ₹1L in total, out of which ₹70,000 was for the Australian series and the tri-series, and the remaining ₹30,000 was for the World Cup.
He Also Shared About His Mantra Back In The Day
Telling us more about the beginning of his career, Sachin Tendulkar shared that he had a mantra that implied focusing on the scoreboard more than the bank balance. He believed that if he took care of the scoreboard and did his best for the country, the bank balance would take care of itself. Surely, the mantra worked well for him.
During his very first Pakistan tour, representing India, he also suffered an injury to his nose. Addressing the incident, he said that even though the ball hitting felt lethal, he kept playing. He always heard stories that once the ball hits you, it either makes your career or breaks it. Fortunately for him, it turned out extraordinarily well.
In this insightful conversation, Sachin Tendulkar shared so much more about his life, interests, and more. Watch the episode for more details!
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