From a young 16 year old who debuted against Pakistan in November 1989, to becoming the greatest batsman ever with a world cup to his name, cricket fans all over three world have witnessed the decorated career of Sachin Tendulkar. Amongst all the memorable moments of his career, the iconic photo of a young Sachin holding a bat is still something for the fans to cherish. However, the Little Master himself finds his young self in another kid- the son of none other than Brian Lara!
It all started with the West Indies hall of fame’s video on Instagram, where his young boy is seen holding a bat for a session with his mother.
“Look at the way he grips the bat, that tells me he wants to be a lefthanded batsman. Mummy is giving him some good advice. Look at the attitude when told to switch hands. 😎😂 “Both hands on the bat” 😂 NO Action time swings right misses swings left and makes contact #donedeal #leftiebatsman “Don’t you want to play like daddy” NO! 👍 #betterthan That’s my boy!” Lara uploaded the video yesterday. Check it out below-
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Look at the way he grips the bat, that tells me he wants to be a lefthanded batsman. Mummy is giving him some good advice. Look at the attitude when told to switch hands. 😎😂 "Both hands on the bat" 😂 NO Action time swings right misses swings left and makes contact #donedeal #leftiebatsman "Don't you want to play like daddy" NO! 👍 #betterthan That's my boy!
Other than the netizens who went gaga over the nascent batsman’s clip, it soon caught the attention of Sachin, who found Lara’s son holding the bat very similar to his own childhood photo, which he later uploaded to the platform.
“@brianlaraofficial I know of another boy who had a similar grip and didn’t do too badly in international cricket. 😋” the 47 year old veteran cheekily said with the post.
The Men in Blue supporters were stirred by the resemblance, and it even generated a reaction from Lara himself.
“I can see that @sachintendulkar and some of the best bowlers in the world felt that sword!
Well I am not interfering then lol. Thanks for the advice.” the Trinidadians stated.
Other than the funny banter between the two former legends, Sachin lauded Lara’s son, praising his skills with the bat, and stated that the kid has a bight future ahead.
“Thanks for the kind words Brian. He is going to be learning from one of the greatest batsmen in the world who also happens to be his dad, and my friend.🙂” Sachin replied to Lara in his post.