February 20, 2004
Sachin Tendulkar visited the Care Hospital with his wife, Dr. Anjali. He came to see me; a great gesture on his part. I have been a cricket fanatic since childhood and had earlier met Sachin in
I thanked Sachin for dropping in and spoke of the joy I experienced when he had scored an unbeaten 241 at Sydney as a New Year celebration for the country. We made some small talk. His father had named him after the great musician, Sachin Dev Burman; he was a fan of John McEnroe and grew his hair and tied a band around it in his style in his teenage. I told Dr. Anjali that Sachin was a national treasure and she said that she was aware of that and was guarding him properly. This visit was the high point of my mundane hospital stay.