Video: When Tom Alter interviewed Sachin Tendulkar

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Video: When Tom Alter interviewed Sachin Tendulkar
A young Sachin Tendulkar (L), being interviewed by Tom Alter (R).

He took the first TV interview of India's most famous cricketer

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Published: Sat 30 Sep 2017, 12:35 PM

Last updated: Sat 30 Sep 2017, 2:48 PM

Veteran actor Tom Alter lost his battle against skin cancer at the age of 67. To many, he was known for his illustrious acting career. But beyond that, he was also a cricket journalist and a writer. India not only lost one of its great actors, but also a brilliant cricket enthusiast and expert.
He took what could be considered as one of most important interviews in cricket history.
According to the Hindustan Times, Alter interviewed Indian cricket superstar Sachin Tendulkar when the master blaster was only 16.
During this 1988 interview, Alter asked Tendulkar about his thoughts on West Indies, their fast bowlers and domestic cricket.
That interview is now remembered as the first TV interview with India's most famous cricketer. You can watch a part of it in the video below.

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