Its a treat to play at Eden: Sachin

Published: Wednesday, December 23, 2009, 11:16 [IST]
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Its a treat to play at Eden: Sachin

Kolkata: Playing at Eden Gardens under a jam packed stadium with lakhs of supporters is a wonderful experience, says Tendulkar.

Speaking at a function organised by Aryan Club to mark his completing two decades in international cricket, master blaster recalled about the time when he first played at Eden Gardens back in 1991 and said the crowd magic at the venue is always vibrant.

"It is said that if you are fielding, we just need to take the first two wickets, crowd takes the remaining eight wickets creating so much pressure and noise.

"When the stadium is filled to the brim with crowd of 90,000 to one lakh shouting, it's really a treat for a cricketer to play here," said Tendulkar on the sidelines of the felicitation.

Mumbai batsman said that he always maintains a good relationship with Kolkata from where former India captain Sourav Ganguly hails.

"I know him closely since our young days when we attended a camp during our under-13 days. We have shared some tough moments together opening the batting in ODIs," Tendulkar said.

Tendulkar said he has seen Ganguly grow as a cricketer.

"Everybody knows his immense contribution to Indian cricket and also Bengal cricket," said Tendulkar.

Tendulkar also thanked Aryan Club for which he had played P Sen Trophy back in the early 1990s.

Bollywood actor Mithun Chakraborty also congratulated Tendulkar by describing the Mumbai batsman as a 'God' of Indian cricket.


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