Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina described batting genius Sachin Tendulkar as the pride of this subcontinent.
She made the remark when the world’s most prolific batsman met her at her official residence Gono Bhaban on Sunday evening. Hasina greeted Sachin for his 100th international century.
After the meeting, Tendulkar told reporters that it was a great honour for him as the prime minister greeted him. “After interaction with her, I got an impression that she is a great fan of cricket,” he said.
Responding to a question, Tendulkar admitted it was true that he was stuck for some time in the 99th century. “There’s no specific reason for that.”
Tendulkar, however, said he never played for records. “I’m a member of the Indian team and it’s a pride for me when India wins.”
About Bangladesh’s cricket he said there are some talented players in the country and in its team. He mentioned that the cricket board should support the junior-level cricket to provide players in the national level.
Prime minister’s younger sister Sheikh Rehana, PM’s son Sajeeb Wazed, daughter Saima Wazed, Sheikh Rehana’s son Redwan Siddique Boby and his wife and Bangladesh Cricket Board president AHM Mostafa Kamal were present on the occasion.
-With UNB input