I don't know who Sachin Tendulkar is: Tennis star Sharapova

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Updated: Thursday, July 3, 2014, 14:43 [IST]
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London, July 2: Sachin Tendulkar holds all possible cricket records and has been celebrated in many parts of the world for over two decades but there is one sports star who has never heard of this icon's name. It is Russian tennis player Maria Sharapova.

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Tendulkar is a regular visitor to the Wimbledon Championships in June in England. This year too, he made his presence felt in the Royal Box at Wimbledon to watch few matches. Tendulkar is a good friend of Swiss star Roger Federer.

I don't know who Sachin is: Sharapova

On Saturday (June 28), Tendulkar was seated in the Royal Box along with former England captain Andrew Strauss, former England footballer David Beckham and several other sports stars.

Tendulkar watched five-time Grand Slam champion Sharapova play but the Russian later admitted to have never heard of the Master Blaster's name, according to a report on tennisworldusa.org.

In the post-match press conference, Sharapova was asked about the stars who watched her match and Tendulkar's name was mentioned.

She was asked, "Sachin Tendulkar was the other person who came in at the same time as David (Beckham). Do you know who Sachin is?"

Sharapova's replay was "I don't". The Russian said she had met Beckham a couple of times at events in Los Angeles.


Story first published:  Wednesday, July 2, 2014, 13:08 [IST]
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