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

Feb 23, 2018, 13:55 IST
  • Then and Now: The Sachin Tendulkar-Vinod Kambli friendship has stood the test of time

    Sachin Tendulkar and Vinod Kambli have been the best 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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    Close friends at a time, but Tendulkar and Kambli's buddy era eventually saw it's end

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    Vinod Kambli has also stated that it was Sachin who cut of their friendship

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

    During Sachin Tendulkar's farewell speech when he retired after his 200th Test, he credited his coach, mentors, teammates, cricketers, but did not mention his old friend

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

    Kambli stated in an interview, 'I am deeply hurt. I was expecting my name to be part of his farewell speech. If anything for our famous partnership. Its that world record partnership that was the turning point of our careers. That's when everyone came to know who is Vinod and Sachin. I had a hand in that and our careers started from there. I thought he could have mentioned that part at least.'

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

    While Sachin Tendulkar's family, friends and teammates were invited for his retirement party, Vinod Kambli was apparently not on the list

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    While Sachin retired after 200 tests, Kambli did so after only 17 Tests

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    Vinod Kambli has reportedly also blamed Sachin Tendulkar not coming to his aide during hard times as well as him being dropped from Team India

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    On Sachin's 30th birthday, Kambli gifted him 30 vada pavs

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    Vinod Kambli has also claimed Sachin did not visit him when he and his wife welcomed their son

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    Sachin Tendulkar and Vinod Kambli put their 'rivalry' to rest with this photo: 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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    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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About The Gallery

30 years ago on this day, Sachin Tendulkar and Vinod Kambli created a historic 664-run stand during a school tournament. The two former cricketers have come a long way since, with both of them becoming best buddies, turning alleged foes and finally patching up. Here is their friendship tale in pictures

 

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