My family never let me lose balance: Sachin Tendulkar

Sachin Tendulkar said he feels blessed that the final match of his career took place in his hometown in Mumbai so that his mother (Rajni) could attend his last match.

updated: November 17, 2013 20:35 IST
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Mumbai: Sachin Tendulkar on Sunday said the beauty about his parents was that they "never lost balance" while encouraging him to pursue his dream and as a protective father it's no different that he wants his son Arjun to be free of any pressures while enjoying the game of cricket. (Highlights from press conference)

"The beauty about my family was they never lost balance. Both my parents encouraged me a lot. Like any other normal family, whenever I did well, all they did was to offer a packet of sweets and thank the Almighty," Tendulkar said. (Sachin is a Viswa Ratna, says Gavaskar)

"The process continues till date after I finished the match, I went up to the box where my mother was sitting, she told me that she has kept sweets in front of the God. Their reaction towards me was never related in any way to my performances. It was a relationship between parent and child," Tendulkar said when asked if his parents ever congratulated him on his on-field exploits. (Also read: Sachin admits his tired body told him it was time to quit)

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