The ‘God of Cricket’ must be receiving fan letters by the thousands.
But when US-based Karan Gandhi penned a handwritten note to Sachin Tendulkar, he responded by uploading it on Instagram along with a sweet, little acknowledgement.
Tendulkar, who shouldered Indian cricket for over two decades, wrote, “Thank you for the letter, Karan Gandhi! I’m sure your childhood tuition teacher mustn’t have been too happy when ODI matches were on. :)”
It was a response to the fan’s submission that he “missed countless tuition classes” to watch the Master Blaster play.
Surely Karan wasn’t the only one doing that.
It is famously said that a billion-plus lives in India would come to a halt every time Sachin Tendulkar walked on to the cricket field.
Counted as one of the greatest cricketers of all time and among India’s most inspirational public figures, Tendulkar had made the whole world weep with his on-field retirement speech in 2013.
But the fan worship hasn’t retired.
Sachin’s Instagram post is going viral with 167,000 likes and 600 comments in quick time.