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From Ferrari to son Arjun: Sachin's top 10 off-field controversies

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  • May 27, 2013, 12:09 PM IST
From Ferrari to son Arjun: Sachin's top 10 off-field controversies
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He is undoubtedly one of the greatest cricketers that the game has seen. 100 centuries and over 3,5000 runs scored from his legendary willow.

 

This great ambassador of the gentleman's game has seen his share of highs and lows in 24-year long cricketing career.

 

But did you know Sachinfor a long time was miffed with the man who actually introduced him to cricket.

 

Also when he struck his first century as a school kid, Sachin got a scolding instead of appreciation.

 

Click here to see all the little known facts about Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar

 

Also, as Sachin turns 40, we also take a look at some of the off-field controversies that Sachin faced.

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Ferrari import tax

In commemorating Tendulkar's feat of equalling Don Bradman's 29 centuries in Test Cricket, automotive giant Ferrari invited Tendulkar to its paddock in Silverstone on the eve of the British Grand Prix on 23 July 2002, to receive a Ferrari 360 Modena from the F1 world champion Michael Schumacher.

 

On 4 September 2002 India's then finance minister Jaswant Singh wrote to Tendulkar telling him that the government will waive customs duty imposed on the car as a measure to applaud his feat.

 

However the rules at the time stated that the customs duty can be waived only when receiving an automobile as a prize and not as a gift.

When the move to waive customs duty became public in July 2003, political and social activists protested the waiver and filed a PIL in the Delhi High Court.

With the controversy snowballing, Fiat India agreed to pay the import duty.

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