Sachin Tendulkar on Friday said it hurts when cricket is in the news for the wrong reasons. He urged the authorities to take measures to stamp out the evil aspect of the glorious game.
In a statement released through an agency Tendulkar said: “It has always hurt me when the game of cricket is in the news for the wrong reasons. The developments in the last two weeks have been shocking and disappointing. As cricketers we are always taught to go out, fight hard, give our very best and play in the true spirit of the game. During this difficult phase, I join every cricketer, from the boys and girls in the maidans across the country to those who represent clubs, States and the country, who trust the authorities to take sincere steps to get to the root of the issue. The faith reposed by the millions of fans should be justified and we owe it to them to ensure that Indian cricket is all about pride and joy.’’