February 19, 2009 2:10:08 pm
He doesn’t receive letters written in blood any more,but Sachin Tendulkar says that he does not feel comfortable when a fan touches his feet and tells him he is God.
Tendulkar,whose achievements with the bat have won him fans worldwide,says the adulation never ceases to surprise him.
“I used to receive letters written in blood…But not any more. It feels strange when a fan comes and touches your feet and says you are God. I don’t feel comfortable with it,but it is the way they feel about you. That happened again just a couple of weeks ago actually,” he says.
In a light-hearted interview published in celebrity magazine ‘OK!’,Tendulkar spoke about his love for Ferrari cars,his post-retirement plans and how he handles criticism.
Tendulkar said retirement thoughts were far away from his mind at the moment but he may start a business when he stops playing competitive cricket.
“That’s a big question. I don’t know. I will definitely be involved with the game. When I retire,that is when the doors to other opportunities will open. As of now,other than just promoting various products,I haven’t opened the door to anything else. Maybe I’ll start a business,” he said.
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