Sachin Tendulkar approached to become Harris Shield brand ambassador

At the age of 11, Sachin Tendulkar had played his first Giles Shield match against Khoja Khan School at Azad Maidan, scoring 24 runs. A year later, he scored a century for his school in the U-17 Harris Shield.

updated: October 16, 2013 00:54 IST
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Mumbai: Retiring batsman Sachin Tendulkar was on Tuesday approached to become the brand ambassador of Harris and Giles Shield by the organisers of the school-level cricket tournament. (Read: Sachin should have retired after 2011 World Cup, says Vinod Kambli)

Tendulkar, who has announced his retirement from Test cricket after his landmark 200th and final Test at the Wankhede stadium next month, was involved in a record-breaking 664-run partnership with Vinod Kambli in 1988 in the semi-finals of The Harris Shield Tournament, an inter-school competition.

According to Mumbai School Sports Association president Father Jude Rodrigues, Tendulkar has almost given his nod to the proposal.

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