Indians call him the 'God' of cricket but Sachin Tendulkar is clearly in awe of superstar Rajinikanth. The 40-year-old retired cricketing legend saluted the film star by saying he was 'floored by Rajini sir's humility'. (Sachin to Indian youth: Chase your dreams)
"It was very kind of him as he came to meet me. I was absolutely floored by his humility and glad that I met him. He is someone I really admire," Sachin told NDTV in an exclusive chat on Saturday. Sachin was among the 25 Greatest Global Living Indians who were honoured by NDTV on its 25th anniversary on Saturday.
Sachin, who retired from international cricket after playing his 200th Test, said he was happy to know that Rajinikanth is an ardent cricket fan. "I was really happy to know that he follows cricket. We discussed about various matches especially India-Pakistan matches," Sachin said, who played his final match against West Indies at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai last month.