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MUMBAI: Cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar says writing letters to wife Anjali was more difficult than batting in the pre-mobile era.
“Hitting a cricket ball came naturally to me. But, while writing letters to Anjali, I have to doubly check what I was writing… in those days when there was no mobiles and the only mode of communication was through landlines or writing letters, I started writing letters. I started with my parents and later wrote some letters to (wife) Anjali,” Tendulkar said at a handwriting promotional event for school children in Chennai on Wednesday.
According to the youngest Bharat Ratna, doctors’ handwriting is often difficult to read. But his wife Anjali, who is a trained doctor, is an exception, he said.
“My wife, I think, is an exception because she has got a beautiful handwriting, which anyone would watch and admire,” said the 40-year-old crickter who is six years junior to his wife.
Among the cricketers, he said, “I think Anil (Kumble) writes quite clearly.”
About his left-hand writing and right-hand batting, Sachin said, “Once you learn them, they are there forever… to start anything in life, basics are very important. I can’t write with the right hand. I hope there is some technology that teaches us to use the right hand as well.”