Then and Now: The Sachin Tendulkar-Vinod Kambli friendship has stood the test of time

Updated: Aug 04, 2019, 10:27 | Shawn.Dsouza
  • Then and Now: The Sachin Tendulkar-Vinod Kambli friendship has stood the test of time

    Sachin Tendulkar and Vinod Kambli have been the closest of friends since they were the age of 10 and 12 respectively

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  • Then and Now: The Sachin Tendulkar-Vinod Kambli friendship has stood the test of time

    Sachin Tendulkar and Vinod Kambli shared a record 664 runs during their school match for Shardashram Vidyamandir against St Xavier's School in a Harris Shield tourney. Tendulkar put on 326 runs while Kambli scored 349 runs

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    In pic: Sachin Tendulkar and Vinod Kambli during a match from their days in school

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    Sachin Tendulkar and Vinod Kambli with their late coach Sir Ramakant Achrekar. Both the former cricketers dedicate their success to Achrekar

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    Sachin Tendulkar and Vinod Kambli look in awe at Sunil Gavaskar during an interaction

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    Tendulkar has played 463 ODIs with 18,426 runs while Vinod Kambli has played 104 ODIS with 2,477 runs

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  • Then and Now: The Sachin Tendulkar-Vinod Kambli friendship has stood the test of time

    While Sachin Tendulkar retired after 200 Tests, Vinod Kambli did so after only 17 Tests. Sachin scored a total of 15,921 Test runs, Kambli has scored 1,084 runs.

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    However, Vinod Kambli has a higher Test average than his friend Sachin Tendulkar. Vinod Kambli (54.20) has a better Test average than Sachin Tendulkar (53.78).

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    Vinod Kambli and Sachin Tendulkar caught in a candid moment. Wonder what they are giggling about?

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  • Then and Now: The Sachin Tendulkar-Vinod Kambli friendship has stood the test of time

    In pic: Sachin Tendulkar and Vinod Kambli with a friend

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    Sachin Tendulkar and Vinod Kambli with Amol Muzumdar and Ajit Agarkar and the caption read: One of the most amazing things Cricket gave me is friends for life. In this company, there’s never a dull moment both on and off the field

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    Sachin Tendulkar also went on to wish Vinod Kambli on his birthday with these two photos

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  • Then and Now: The Sachin Tendulkar-Vinod Kambli friendship has stood the test of time

    Sachin Tendulkar: Tum jiyo hazaaron saal aur saal ke din ho hazaar. (may you live for a thousand years and may a thousand days be in a year) Wishing you a very happy birthday, @vinodkambli349

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    Vinod Kambli shared a picture of himself with Sachin Tendulkar and captioned it: Discussing the possibilities with @sachintendulkar as to when we will be batting together 

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About The Gallery

Former cricketers and Mumbaikars Sachin Tendulkar and Vinod Kambli have come a long way since, their childhood days. Both of them have become close friends and at one time were also labelled as alleged foes before patching up. On Friendship Day, here is their buddy tale in pictures

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