Sachin Tendulkar knows everything but Vinod Kambli opens up about financial crisis


Everyone knows about Vinod Kambli and Sachin Tendulkar’s childhood friendship. Both also got a chance to play for Team India, where Sachin became the biggest batsman in the world, while Kambli could not last long in international cricket. The name of Sachin Tendulkar became so big that he was even called the God of Cricket and Kambli got lost in the darkness of oblivion. There were some estrangements between Kambli and Tendulkar, but later they became friends again. You have seen pictures of both of them together on social media many times, now Kambli has spoken openly about her financial problems for the first time.

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In his first seven Test matches, Kambli scored 793 runs at an average of 113.29, including two double centuries, but his performance fell after that and he was dismissed from the team. Kambli now receives a pension of Rs 30,000 from the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI). In an interview to Mid-Day, Kambli said, ‘I need cricket related assignments where I can work with young cricketers. I know Mumbai has retained Amol Majumdar as their coach, but if I am needed anywhere, I am there.

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Kambli further said, ‘We have played together and we make a good team. I want to do the same. I have sought help from the Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA). I also became a part of the Cricket Improvement Committee. I have a family, whom I have to take care of. Kambli further said, ‘Everybody knows Sachin Tendulkar, but I have no expectations from him, he gave me the assignment of Tendulkar Middlesex Global Academy. I was very happy. He has been a very good friend of mine. He has always been there for me.

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