One WRONG decision and Sachin would have been working for a textile firm
Apr 24, 2013, 16:01 PM IST
Mumbai: Sachin Tendulkar was close to quitting cricket a year after he debuted against Pakistan on November 15, 1989.
The batting maestro was offered a PR job by a garment company during his 17th birthday celebrations, but the humble cricketer politely turned down the offer.
Sun Grace Mafatlal, which was also his first sponsorer, offered the job during a party it had organised for Sachin on his birthday in 1990 - his 1st birthday after entering in international cricket. Tendulkar got a job in the PR division of Sun Grace as a birthday gift!
As Sachin Tendulkar turns 40, his "insatiable hunger and incredible talent" has refused to die down. The cricket legend had proved that love for the game comes straight from the heart.
In 2002, Sachin launched a restraunt "Tendulkar's" at Colaba in Mumbai on October 7, 2002. The batting maestro joined hands with one of the renowned names in the hospitality industry, Sanjay Narang.
The customers at the restraunt chain are served Tendulkar's favourite dishes. Sachin has personally overseen the menu list served at the restraunt, which insiders claim was prepared based on his experiences with foods during overseas tour.
"Tendulkar's" at Colaba
While Tendulkar's remains to do good business, the other restaurant named "Sachin's" in Mulund was closed long back.
Last year, Sachin Tendulkar launched an entertainment centre in Mumbai. SMAASH, that was launched on November 5, 2012, is said to take cricket, football, racing, and recreational activities to the next level.
In 2007, Sachin Tendulkar joined hands with Future Group to launch 'Sach' toothpaste. Future Group famous for Pantaloon apparel and Future Bazaar has co-created the toothpaste range with Sachin.
Sachin Tendulkar, is the director of Future Consumer Products and the name 'Sach' is expected to be derived from the first name of him.
Future group has earlier launched Sach brand for tooth brush and plans to launch another 2-3 products under the brand.