Sachin recalls Raj Dungarpur's contribution to his career
Mumbai: Cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar on Friday recalled how former BCCI President Raj Singh Dungarpur helped him for the major part his long career.
Tendulkar inaugurated a gate named after Dungarpur, who was former selection committee chairman, at the Cricket Club of India. "It is a great feeling to come back to CCI. When it comes to Raj Bhai I really don't know where to start because I get confused, we had that kind of relationship, he has guided me all the way," he said.
The Master Blaster recalled the time when Dungarpur saw him for the first time.
"The first time Raj Bhai saw me was when I was 13-14, I had scored some runs against CCI, I was playing for Shivaji Park Youngsters, I had scored some runs, even Madhav Apte Sir was that time keeping for CCI and it was an honour to play against him," he said.
"Once my name was recommended to Raj Bhai, he told me to come and play for CCI and bent all rules and allowed me to get in the dressing room at the age of 14, I was the only one and slowly slowly in your (CCI's) company got comfortable and results
started following," he went on to add.