Legendary cricketer Sachin Tendulkar has been involved in numerous projects off the field throughout his playing career and after his retirement – he has been involved even more. Tendulkar has been associated with UNICEF for more than a decade now and has supported various of the organization’s causes.
The batting legend was in Bhutan for UNICEF’s Hand Washing Initiative as an ambassador. Tendulkar met Bhutan’s interim Prime Minister, Dasho Tshering Wangchuk, during his ongoing visit and interacted with the members of Bhutan’s national cricket team.
Tendulkar tweeted about how he was enjoying playing cricket in the mountains, and the players would have surely learnt a thing or two from one of the all-time greats of the game.
The only thing better than playing cricket, is playing cricket in the mountains.. Enjoyed being back on the pitch with Bhutan’s Cricket Team. Wishing them all the best for the future. pic.twitter.com/8QCm0HppgO
— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) October 23, 2018
In 2003, he put his weight behind an initiative to create awareness about polio and promote polio prevention in India. Since 2008, he has been significantly involved with UNICEF in creating and promoting hygiene and sanitation in communities.
In 2013, he was appointed UNICEF Ambassador for South Asia to advocate this important cause all the region.
Tendulkar also described meeting Bhutan’s interim Prime Minister as “an honour”, and discussed various sanitation awareness initiatives.
— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) October 22, 2018