Sachin Tendulkar about Nivin Pauly
Sachin Tendulkar, one of the greatest cricketers to have ever walked the period. Apart from being one of the biggest sporting icons in the world, Sachin is also seen as a great inspirational figure. After retiring from professional cricket, he has indulged in many social and philanthropic activities.
He shares a very close relationship with Kerala. Sachin is one of the owners of the State’s football club Kerala Blasters (KBFC) participating in the Indian Super League (ISL). He was recently in Kerala for a promotional event when he sat down for a chit chat session with Radio Mango.
During the chat, he talked about Malayalam cinema’s one of the sensational stars Nivin Pauly. Last year, Nivin was named as the youth ambassador of Kerala Blasters Football Club, co-owned by Sachin Tendulkar.
Sachin said, “Nivin has been very supportive of KBFC. I would like to thank him for all the support and good wishes. He narrated to me about the movie 1983. I am going to watch the movie with him in Malayalam with subtitles.”
1983 directed by Abrid Shine was a movie based on cricket. Nivin played the character Rameshan, a middle aged man from a small town who dreams of making his son as a cricketer. The movie won Nivin Pauly his first Kerala State Award in 2015. Though the team had been trying to reach Sachin to hand over him a copy, they could not access him. It was only after Nivin’s association with the KBFC that Sachin came to know about the movie. During one of their interactions last season, Nivin handed over the film’s DVD copy to Sachin.