When 'little Osama' stumped Sachin Tendulkar

"What's your name?" the maestro (Sachin Tendulkar) asked the little boy but his sister answered on behalf of the reticent kid. "He would scare you by his name," the sister stated.

updated: December 03, 2012 01:15 IST
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Kolkata: There's a popular saying that what's there in a name but Sachin Tendulkar certainly feels there's something about it.

In his illustrious career spanning over 23 years, Tendulkar has handled the scorching pace of Shoaib Akhtar as well as the guile of Shane Warne with aplomb but it was a 'doosra' from a young Pakistani fan that stumped the senior batsman during India's tour of 2003-04.

During that particular tour, Tendulkar once visited the Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital and Research Centre when he decided to stand by the bed of a kid who was told to be his ardent fan.

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