Former cricketer and master-blaster, Sachin Tendulkar is well-known for his cricketing skills. However, that’s not the only sport, Tendulkar is fond of. Sachin appears to be an ardent tennis fan too.
The former cricketer took to his Twitter account and shared some old pictures of him playing tennis. Well, the reason behind Tendulkar’s sudden nostalgia is the on-going Australian Open. In the tweet, the 45-year-old shared snaps from his younger days as he effortlessly played the sport.
— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) January 24, 2019
The caption of the photos says: “Nothing ever stopped me from playing sports. Not even when I didn’t have my shoes on.” Tendulkar also tagged Australian Open Twitter account in the post. In the photos, the former cricketer is playing tennis with slippers on.
Sachin is an ardent fan of tennis
It is not the first time Tendulkar has tagged the Australian Open handle this year. He is known to be a huge admirer of star player Roger Federer and a recent video of the 20-time Grand Slam winner being stopped by the security staff at Australian Open for not having his accreditation, caught his attention.
— #AusOpen (@AustralianOpen) January 19, 2019
In a tweet, Tendulkar praised the authorities for doing their job, and also praised Federer for his reaction to the incident.
Apart from the Australian Open, the cricketer has also been seen attending Wimbledon in London to catch a few games of tennis.
— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) July 10, 2018
How Tsitsipas surprised Federer in Australian Open
On Sunday, defending champion Federer was stunned by young Greek tennis player Stefanos Tsitsipas. The 37-year-old Swiss was bidding for a record seventh title at Australian Open.
Federer lost 6-7 (11/13), 7-6 (7/3), 7-5, 7-6 (7/5) to 20-year-old Tsitsipas in the last 16 at Rod Laver Arena.
Nadal has reached the quarterfinals without dropping a set. However, after watching Tsitsipas knock out Federer in four sets, the 32-year-old is in no mood to take him lightly. The second seed is chasing an 18th Grand Slam title at Australian Open.
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