Gulf Today (UAE) – New Delhi: Fans of Sachin Tendulkar were left fuming Tuesday after Cricket Australia poked fun at the “little master” — revered as a quasi-god in India — on his 45th birthday.

Summary

  • New Delhi: Fans of Sachin Tendulkar were left fuming Tuesday after Cricket Australia poked fun at the “little master” — revered as a quasi-god in India — on his 45th birthday.
  • The board posted a video of retired Australian paceman Damien Fleming — who shares a birthday with Tendulkar — bowling the Indian great with a quick delivery.
  • “No matter how many bans, Australians will never change,” wrote Shashank, a Tendulkar fan, dredging up the recent bans handed to top Australian players over a ball-tampering scandal in South Africa.
  • Tendulkar — who is followed by almost 26 million fans on Twitter and worshipped by many more in India — has not commented on the video.
  • The first anniversary auction, which includes a cricket bat, leather cricket balls, and T-Shirts by True Blue, will go live on Tendulkar’s birthday, April 24, and will continue till May 1.

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