Vinod Kambli has confirmed his patch up with his childhood friend Sachin Tendulkar. Both have played cricket together in their early days.
Sachin and Kambli used to share good bonding until the latter made some inappropriate comments.
“We are very close… we were very close. He could have done a little more, but he didn’t,” Kambli had said in July 2009, in reply to a question on his friendship with Tendulkar.
Hurt by Kambli’s comments, Tendulkar didn’t even invite his former school mate to his farewell 200th Test in Mumbai at the Wankhede Stadium in 2013 and didn’t even mention his name in his emotional farewell speech.
But now Vinod has said everything is fine between the two. In a chat with Times of India, Kambli said that any bitterness during these past few years is now “forgotten.”
Who took the first step of friendship? “It was mutual, and I’m very glad about it,” Kambli said.
The 45-year-old confirmed to TOI on Monday evening that the two have indeed sorted out their differences, “Yes, everything is fine between us and I’m happy with it. We hugged each other. We want to tell people that we’re back.”
Eight years after the spat between the two, the renewed chemistry between them was apparent at a function on Monday to mark the Mumbai launch of veteran journalist Rajdeep Sardesai’s book “Democracy’s XI: The Great Indian Cricket Story”.
Soon after the event, Kambli even shared the picture on social media.
Here are the tweets:
“Dear Atul it was great meeting you,shishir and @sardesairajdeep [email protected]_rt .Master Blaster I love You,” tweeted Vinod Kambli.
lang=”en” dir=”ltr”>Dear Atul it was great meeting you,shishir and @sardesairajdeep too.@sachin_rt .Master Blaster I love You👬 https://t.co/c1eDC3Sq55 — VINOD KAMBLI (@vinodkambli349) October 23, 2017
lang=”en” dir=”ltr”>Backstage at the launch of @sardesairajdeep book wt the author, the master @sachin_rt @vinodkambli349 n @shishhattangadi
💥🌟🎉😳😊 pic.twitter.com/u5wFoC6hbJ— atul kasbekar (@atulkasbekar) October 23, 2017