The Indian cricket maestro Sachin Tendulkar has called upon the Tibetan spiritual leader His Holiness the Dalai Lama on Thursday at the later’s residence in Dharamasala. The former captain of Indian National cricket team is on a 4 day visit to the Himalayan town and he received the blessings from His Holiness there.
“It was an excellent, very good meeting. I always wanted to be here and take the blessings. Just wanted to spend some time and say hello to him. We talked about spreading happiness and communal harmony,” Tendulkar told reporters while leaving His Holiness’s residence when asked about how the meeting between the duo went.
Sachin Tendulkar regarded by most of his followers as the ‘God of Cricket’ though retired from professional careers, is legend of the sport and has also been awarded the Bharat Ratna, highest civilian award from government of India. While the sporting legend is in the town for laying down the foundation stone of a cricket museum to be set up by the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association (HPCA), will also inaugurate a cricket centre of excellence set up by Asian Cricket Council at Dharamshala stadium.
“A wax statue of Tendulkar will also be set up in the museum which will showcase the maestro’s gloves, pads, jerseys, bats among other articles. Besides Tendulkar’s statue, the museum will also feature statues of Kapil Dev, Rahul Dravid and Anil Kumble, along with replicas of trophies India have won.” according to his schedule.