Singapore : Legendary Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar arrived in Singapore on Tuesday (June 3) to conduct a special coaching session for more than 30 young cricketers. The session is named as “Master Class”.
The event, organised by the Royal Bank of Scotland, of which Tendulkar is the ‘Brand ambassador’ saw the legendry cricketer sharing the intricacies of batting, bowling and fielding techniques with the aspiring cricketers at the Singapore Cricket Club. Later, he addressed the media, during which he spoke about his life after retirement and excitement about captaining the Marlyebone Cricket Club against the Rest of the World at the Lord's Bicentenary match in London on July 5.
Marylebone Cricket Club last month confirmed that Lara will join an MCC XI captained by Tendulkar and also including Australia's Aaron Finch, India's Rahul Dravid and Pakistan off-spinner Saeed Ajmal.
The wealthy city-state has a rising number of Indian expatriates and later in June will open a new national stadium that can be converted into a 35,000-seater cricket arena. "I don't see any reason why not… whenever we played here in Singapore, the response was really good," said Tendulkar, 41, who retired last year as the world's leading batsman in both Test and one-day cricket. "As a cricketer I feel proud that various nations are taking initiatives in constructing state-of-the-art stadiums and making sure that every measure is taken to globalise the game," he said.
“I don’t see any reason why (cricket cannot fill the stadium) and it is surely possible to host a top event … it would be wonderful if it (Indian Premier League) can happen in Singapore,” said Tendulkar, who also co-owns Indian Super League football outfit Kerala Blasters.