Sachin Tendulkar's friend Kambli faces threat during his farewell time

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Sachin and Kambli
Mumbai, Nov 15: It is an irony that while the entire country is praising Sachin Tendulkar during his farewell time, his friend Vinod Kambli has been facing threat of survival.

Jewel Cooperative Society, a housing society of former Mumbai cricketers, reportedly threatened Kambli to pay his dues of Rs 10 lakh. Mumbai Mirror, a daily, reported that the society is tire of the former cricketer's refusal to pay maintenance and his frequent run-ins with other residents and the building's security staff. The members of the society has decided to move the Maharashtra Housing & Area Development Authority (MHADA) pressurising Kambli to pay the money.

The society was formed by 10 Mumbai cricketers including Kambli in 2007. Other players are -- Raju Kulkarni, Ajit Agarkar, Samir Dighe, Ajinkya Rahane, Ramesh Powar, Sairaj Bahutule, Paras Mhambrey, Abey Kuruvilla, Kiran Mokashi and Gopal Hosmani, the only non-cricketer, reported Mumbai Mirror.

Society to move MHADA crreating pressure on Kamblli to pay Rs 10 lakh

Recently Kambli made headlines when he accused a foreigner lady of abusing him at the same society. Speaking to media, Kambli had said, "There was a dispute on a parking issue, but, during the dispute, she (foreign lady) used some racial statement. I asked her to talk to the society chairman. She threatened me that she has contacts in India and abroad. Then, she called me a 'Black Indian'."

"She is a tenant over here. Then, I filed an FIR at the Bandra Police station after she called me a "Bully", which means "Black Indian". I felt very bad after hearing the word "Black Indian",' added Kambli.

The former cricketer also informed that Mumbai Police have assured him that proper action will be taken against the foreigner as law does not permit cops to take any action against women at night. According to the law, no action can be taken against a woman at night.

"I think this is an abuse to Indians. We welcome our guests here, and, they speak to us like this," Kambli added while concluding his statement at the press conference.

The daily, however, quoted Samir Dighe, who played six Tests for India, saying that Kambli "a complete nuisance."

"He hurls abuses at security guards and speaks rudely to elderly people in the building. We have played together for about 15 years, it's very unfortunate that it's come down to this," Dighe said.

Ramesh Powar, who currently plays first-class cricket for Rajasthan, said every member of the society has tried to help Kambli.

"But he doesn't acknowledge anyone's help and instead creates trouble by misbehaving with guards and drivers. Currently, he is occupying my parking space and I am unable to do anything about it since his phone is always unreachable. It is quite disappointing."

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