Tendulkar lends a helping hand to his old friend

Published: Thursday, August 19, 2010, 15:45 [IST]
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Tendulkar shining off the field

Indian Cricketer Sachin Tendulkar, who has set many milestones in cricket, has been a real hero off the field too. Tendulkar lent a helping hand to his old friend Dalbir.

Despite having a hectic schedule, Tendulkar visited one of his old friends, Dalbir Singh Gill at an Ahmedabad hospital. It was revealed that Sachin arranged the medical treatment for Dalbir and was instrumental in giving a new lease of life to him.

Sachin and Dalbir played together under-15 and under-17 level. Dalbir played for Gujarat and represented West Zone till 2001. He met with a fatal road accident in 2002.

Dalbir was in coma and given steroids after the accident, which damaged his hip joints. Sachin talked to former BCCI Physio Dr. Anant Joshi, who advised to shift Dalbir to Ahmedabad.

Dalbir Singh under-went the hip-replacement surgery at Shelby hospital in Ahmedabad. The total cost was around Rs 5 lakh and Sachin bore the entire expenses.

Dalbir is reportedly doing well after the surgery and may soon be able to walk again. His family members consider Sachin as a saviour and expressed their gratitude towards the cricketer.


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