Ten + Dulkar: We take a look at what his first ever teammates went on to do

Ten others (but of course) played for Mumbai when Tendulkar made his first-class debut.

Written by Express News Service | Published: October 11, 2013 10:34 am

Ten others (but of course) played for Mumbai (Bombay then) when Tendulkar made his first-class debut on December 12,1988.

On the day when he announced that he would retire from the game after his 200th Test,The Indian Express takes a look at what his first ever teammates went on to do

Shishir Hattangadi,52

Played his last first-class match on January 2,1992,the same day Tendulkar hit his first Test hundred in Australia,148* in Sydney. Runs a management company in Mumbai and is often seen as a cricket expert on news channels.

Alan Sippy,51

Stitched a 155-run stand with debutant Tendulkar,while also scoring a century (127). Played his last first-class match in 1991. Went on to become the executive director of Samira Habitats,a property chain in Alibaug.

Badruddin Khan,45

finished his career with Assam,in 1999. Works in a dispensary in Yorkshire,England,as a manager. Used to host Tendulkar before every Headingley Test that India played.

Sameer Talpade,46

Made his debut in the same match as Tendulkar. Played his last match in 1993. Is now a businessman in New Zealand and often plays for the Auckland Marathi Association (now known as Bombay Boyz) in the local league.

Suru Nayak,58

Played two Tests for India in 1982,before Tendulkar had faced a real cricket ball. A constant on the veterans’ circuit. Is BCCI’s manager of cricket operations.

Pradeep Kasliwal,49

Played his last first-class match nine months before Tendulkar made his Test debut. Is now director of MCA’s indoor cricket academy,where he analyses,among others,Arjun Tendulkar’s performances.

Anup Sabnis,53

Retired in 1990. Is the CEO of a steel engineering plant in Pune. Is still on Tendulkar’s invite list for get-togethers.

Ravindra Thakkar,50

Another Mumbai cricketer who finished his career with Assam,in 1994. Is an employee with TATA and is also a junior selector for the MCA.

Sulakshan Kulkarni,46

Hung up his wicketkeeping gloves in November 2001 as a Madhya Pradesh stumper. Currently coaches Mumbai,under whom Tendulkar played his last Ranji Trophy match last season.

Lalchand Rajput (C),51

Tendulkar’s first captain in first-class cricket. His dismissal,run out on 99,witnessed Tendulkar’s entry to the batting crease. Waited for the boy to score his hundred before declaring the innings. Has served Indian cricket in various coaching and managerial roles (currently India A coach). Interestingly,he retired on November13,1998 — the same day Tendulkar scored his record ninth ODI hundred of that year.

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