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Sport builds national character

Nelson Mandela's efforts to use the Rugby World Cup in South Africa's journey to become an inclusive state are legendary

Sachin Tendulkar 

Sachin Tendulkar

I often wonder what brought me here. Little did I realise that those baby steps in cricket would lead to lifetime memories. I always loved playing sport and cricket was my life. My father, Prof. Ramesh Tendulkar was a poet and writer.

He always supported me and encouraged me to be what I wanted to be in life. The greatest gift I got from him was the freedom to play, the right to play. And I would always be grateful to him for that. There are many pressing matters in our country that require our attention: Economic growth, poverty, food security, health care among many others. Being a ...

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First Published: Sat, December 23 2017. 22:40 IST
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