Sachin Tendulkar is the Hero in Kerala, Be it Football or Cricket

Ahead of the match, the spectators turned delirious seeing their favourite sporting hero in the Jawaharlal Nehru International Stadium which is Sachin Tendulkar's lucky venue because the only two five-wicket hauls in his One-Day International cricket career that the now-retired cricketer has came at this venue.

Updated: November 07, 2014 18:30 IST
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Sachin Tendulkar during the Indian Super League opening ceremony in Kolkata.


Kochi: The excitement was the same for fans of Sachin Tendulkar when they saw their cricketing icon in a different role on Thursday, cheering Kerala Blasters FC, the ISL franchise that he co-owns.

The biggest cheer came when, wearing the team jersey, he walked to the middle of the ground at the half time along with Nita Ambani with his autobiography 'Playing it My Way'.

"I am really excited to be here with more than 40,000 of the fans cheering our team. The whole idea of ISL is to take football to where it should belong," said Tendulkar soon after handing his book to Ambani.

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