The legendary cricketer who was present at the music launch of 'Mai', in which legendary singer Asha Bonsle is making her acting debut credited his success to the love and support he has received from his fans.
"Something that played a huge role in my career was the warmth and affection that I have received all across the world, whoever support Indian cricket," said Sachin Tendulkar on Tuesday.
The veteran cricketer lavished praise on the legendary playback singer, Asha Bonsle as he said "Everyone knows about the kind of impact that Asha ji has had on the Indian music. I have grown up listening to her music. In fact, my favourite is 'In Aankho Ki Masti ke' (Umrao Jaan), which she sang for me and my wife."
Addressing the gathering at the music launch, Sachin Tendulkar also took a trip down the memory lane and revealed that he drew a lot of inspiration from his late father Ramesh Tendulkar and also credited his successful cricketing career spanning 23 years to his father.
"I can definitely say that my father is a source of inspiration. And then my brothers had a huge impact and after that my wife and her parents. They also play an important role. It's a family thing where it starts. At every stage there were certain goals to achieve and there are certain things which inspires you," the veteran of 194 Tests said.
Since the legendary singer made her acting debut, Sachin Tendulkar was also asked if he was interested in acting. The legendary cricketer hinted that acting could be another option, but could happen only after cricket.
"Till the time I am playing cricket, it will only be cricket. I will do one thing at a time."