Revealed: The human side of cricketing God

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Mumbai, Jan 29 (PTI) Sachin Tendulkar is not known forshowing his temper or angry reactions on the cricket field,but at home he is a different person.

Many a time, his mother and wife are at the receivingend of his occasional outbursts, the batting maestro himselfrevealed at a function here this evening.

Speaking after releasing a collection of poems penned byhis brother Nitin and a CD containing Marathi poems written byhis father late Ramesh Tendulkar, the champion batsman saidsometimes he does get angry on the field.

"But you have to control your temper on the ground as youare representing India. Sometimes I take out frustration inthe dressing room. Many times there are situations whendecisions go against you and the match is lost. It hashappened many times, but I don''t need to take the name ofumpires," the 37-year-old veteran of 177 Tests said.

Asked whether he fears his mother or wife''s temper, themaster blaster said actually they fear his anger.

"I don''t react on the ground. But I give vent to myfeeling at home."

Tendulkar, who at times became emotional, recalled hisformative years in Shardasram School at Dadar and thanked hisaunt and uncle with whom he stayed for a few years.

"I would stay with my aunt and uncle at Shivaji Park whenI was in VIII standard as otherwise I had to change two busesin the morning to reach the school from my residence atBandra. Going to school and practising cricket was tiring.

"I used to get exhausted sometimes and sleep withouttaking food. I will never forget what they did for me. Theyfed me while I felt sleepy and also massaged my feet. I takethis opportunity to thank them," he said in an emotionally-choked voice. (More) PTI VKV ABC RSY PDS

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