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Did Sachin Tendulkar almost play for Big Bash team Sydney Thunder?

Thursday, 16 January 2014 - 7:48am IST | Place: Mumbai | Agency: dna

That Sydney is Sachin Tendulkar’s favourite overseas hunting ground is common knowledge. But did you know that the maestro almost signed up for Big Bash league team Sydney Thunder? Well, a report in The Sydney Morning Herald says so.

“The Thunder’s prayers for a saviour to emerge from the ruins of last summer’s disastrous season were almost answered when Tendulkar considered an ‘attractive’ package by the former Cricket New South Wales (CNSW) administration...,” the report said.

“Tendulkar was offered a deal to play for the Thunder over four weeks this season. It’s understood CNSW called upon the state government to use its connections in India to help lure the maestro. While there was initial interest by the star, it stalled and ultimately fell off the radar after Harry Harinath resigned as head of CNSW early last year,” the report added.

“I don’t know what you are talking about. This is not true,” said Vinod Naidu, Tendulkar’s manager.

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