Earlier this month, Indian batting legend Sachin Tendulkar had promised to meet one of his ‘biggest fans’. Rajudas Rathod, a contestant on Kaun Banega Crorepati (KBC), expressed a desire to meet the master blaster and said that he is a die-hard fan of the cricketer since he started watching cricket back in 1996.
During the reality show, Rathod said, “From 1996, I have been watching cricket. I have been loving Sachin Tendulkar ever since. I used to go mad whenever Tendulkar scored a ton. However, whenever he gets out on 99, I used to be heartbroken for the next couple of days.”
Replying to the same, Sachin had congratulated Rajudas for playing well and promised that they will meet soon. He tweeted, “Well played, Rajudas Rathod! Aapki baatein sun kar kaafi mazza aaya! I hope you didn’t break more remotes Promise we’ll meet soon!”
KBC management team surprised Rajudas Rathod by setting up a meeting on 18th October in Mumbai with the batting legend himself. It is biggest Diwali gift that Mr. Rathod has received so far.
As per quotes in TOI, a source present at the meeting said, “It was an exciting and an emotional day for Rajudas Rathod, who finally got a chance to meet his icon, Sachin Tendulkar. Overwhelmed with this gesture, Rajudas couldn’t control his emotions. To his surprise, Sachin spoke about how he watched the episode and felt blessed with the love he showered upon him. Further to thank Rajudas for the cake’s he cut on Sachin’s birthdays, Sachin requested to cut a cake to compensate all the celebrations. What followed was a signed bat from Sachin himself as a token of appreciation. It was indeed a great moment and made everyone happy.”