MUMBAI, April 17: A few youngsters were in for a pleasant surprise when the legendary Sachin Tendulkar got down from his car for an impromptu batting session on the streets of Mumbai.
A video has gone viral on social media in which Tendulkar, wearing a white shirt and black trousers, is seen playing cricket near an under-construction Metro site in Bandra.
The video, also tweeted by Tendulkar�s childhood friend and former India cricketer Vinod Kambli, shows master blaster shaking hands with youngsters who were already playing cricket.
The 44-year-old took the bat from one of them and had faced merely five balls before fans started to gather around him.
Tendulkar happily posed for selfies with his fans.
�I was happy, the way he got down from the car and all were surprised there. They would have got a shock as the �God� came in front of the them,� Kambli said.
�Those people normally see us in the stadium. It is their luck to see Sachin from close. I and he have the same feeling � once a cricketer always a cricketer. We started our cricket by tennis cricket, and I was very happy, the way he went to the kids, interacted with them and he was playing with them,� Kambli said.
�When we did not play with season ball, we practised with tennis ball so, I could see childhood�s Sachin,� he said. � PTI