Sachin, Kambli end-up friendship

Published: Tuesday, July 14, 2009, 11:52 [IST]
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Sachin, Kambli end-up friendship

Mumbai: Sachin Tendulkar and Vinod Kambli were once best buddies. But the story of their friendship is a past story now as they have picked up fighting. They are no longer in talking terms. The rift that has been created between them is best noticed on a TV show named 'Sach Ka Saamna" that goes on air next week.

According to sources in the channel, Vinod Kambli alleged that his childhood friend Tendulkadr did not help him during bad days of his career.

'We are very close... we were very close. He could have done a little more, but he didn"t" Kambli revealed during a polygraph (lie detector ) test which is part of the show.

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Mumbai batsman replied in the affirmative when he was asked whether Sachin was embarrassed to accept him as a friend now.

Kambi also came down heavinly on BCCI for discriminating him on the basis of his colour and caste. '' I always felt discriminated against by the cricket board because of my caste and colour."" Interestingly , all these revelations came during a polygraph test, which every contestant is subjected to.

Kambli rose to prominence, when he shared an unbroken partnership of 664 in a school match with Sachin Tendulkar. Kambli had a exciting start to his test career making two double-centuries and two centuries in just seven tests.

However, he lost his touch midway through his career and was subsequently dropped from the team. His technical insecurity against fast short-pitched bowling, and disciplinary problems, militated against his selection. He played in his last Test match aged just 24.

Kambli, nevertheless, was able to make frequent comebacks into the one-day squad, but could not cement his place in the team. He played his last ODI in 2000.


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