Star-struck Services aim to strike back
But it was not during the 38-year-old Army subedar’s 19-seasons of first-class cricket that he played against Tendulkar. That experience came when he was 12 years old playing in an invitational tournament in Mumbai. “I was a trainee in the RBS Cricket Academy in Agra and our U-14 team had been invited down to Mumbai to play seven matches, one of which was against the Achrekar Academy. Raj Babbar was the MP of Agra at that time and he had arranged the whole thing,” recalls Singh.
Tendulkar wasn’t an unknown at that time either, having recently broken the school cricket record for the highest partnership alongside Vinod Kambli . “Even at that time, we knew that Sachin was someone to watch out for. Everyone expected Sachin to score heavily in that game as well. He did well but he only managed around 45 runs. Though my memory of that match is a little hazy, I do remember
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