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Sachin hints at major sporting plan for India

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London, Nov 7 (PTI) Iconic Indian batsman Sachin Tendulkar on Friday hinted that a major proposal on sports, which he has submitted to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, is set to be unveiled soon.

At the UK launch of his much-hyped autobiography — ‘Playing It My Way’ — here, Tendulkar said the details of the plan would be released soon.

The Rajya Sabha Memmber of Parliament ruled out any plans of entering politics but confirmed that he has been in talks with the Modi government on a proposal which he will reveal soon.

“I was a sportsman and will be a sportsman forever. I have handed over a proposal recently which presents my vision and the PM has been receptive,” he told reporters at a launch event at the Lord’s Cricket Ground.

“I have already given one proposal some time ago to the government. Recently also, I met the PM and shared my vision with him and he was extremely receptive and immediately afterwards met with his team. We are working on something which you will know soon,” he said.

While Tendulkar did not completely rule out coaching the Indian cricket team in the future, he stressed that he has already been unofficially sharing his knowledge with current players and will continue to do so.

“Twenty-four years with cricket is a long time to spend away from family. I feel players are approachable to me and I am approachable to them. We have been discussing over the phone on various issues and there were also a few players who ended up coming to Mumbai to work with me and we had a couple of sessions each, trying to figure out what could be corrected,” said Tendulkar.

“It’s about sharing your knowledge, sharing your thoughts and that’s what I have been doing and I don’t think I need a post to be able to pass on that message. The response that I have always received from players has been special because they respect me and the respect is mutual. More PTI AK

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