Sachin Tendulkar discloses his ideal Tennis batting partner and top cricketers for doubles

Jul 8, 2024

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Cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar and tennis icon Roger Federer caught up with each other at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club during the ongoing 2024 Wimbledon Championships on Saturday (July 6).

Sachin Tendulkar at Wimbledon 2024

The two legends met in a social setting at the club after watching matches on the sixth day of Wimbledon. Tendulkar, a guest in the Royal Box along with his wife Anjali, watched fourth seed Alexander Zverev’s victory over local favorite Cameron Norrie in the third-round match. Federer attended to watch 14th seed Ben Shelton‘s win over Denis Shapovalov.

A memorable meeting with the Tennis legend

After their respective matches, Tendulkar and Federer had the chance to catch up and exchange pleasantries, posing for a picture together. Wimbledon’s official X account posted the photo, showing Federer looking dapper in a grey suit, while Tendulkar donned a beige-colored suit. The caption read, “You never know who you’ll bump into at #Wimbledon.”

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Tendulkar’s wish list

During his visit to Wimbledon 2024, Tendulkar revealed his wish list in an interview with the tournament organizers. Wearing a cream-colored blazer, Tendulkar gave candid responses during a fun-filled interaction. He mentioned he would have loved to have Federer as his batting partner due to Federer’s cricketing connections, noting that Federer’s mother is from South Africa and he follows cricket.

“One tennis player I would love to bat with is Roger Federer because has also got cricketing connections. You know, his mother is from South Africa and he follows cricket. When we sat together and chatted, we discussed a lot of cricket, not just tennis. So it has to be Roger,” Tendulkar was quoted as saying by the Hindustan Times.

Remembering a old friend

Tendulkar also remembered his late friend Shane Warne, expressing his wish to play tennis with the former Australian leg-spinner again. He revealed that he played tennis alongside Warne in London. Tendulkar mentioned that Yuvraj Singh, another retired Indian cricketer, would have been his ideal doubles partner.

“There are two strong contenders. Unfortunately, we lost Shane Warne a couple of years ago, but I enjoyed playing tennis with Warney. In fact, we played together in London. The other guy is Yuvraj Singh, who is from the Indian cricket team. He has also retired,” Tendulkar concluded.

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