The first Grand Slam of the year 2019, Australian Open, is coming close to a conclusion, and it has been an extravagant affair so far. Two of Men's tennis' greatest players, Andy Murray and Roger Federer, exited the tournament in the early stages, while unknown qualities like Stefanos Tsitsipas - who beat Federer - and Lucas Pouille have made it to the Final Four.
While the whole of tennis' fraternity is awaiting the results of semi-finals and finals, the Australian Open has provided one legendary cricketer the chance to go back in time and relive the days he used to play tennis.
Former Indian cricketing superstar Sachin Tendulkar, who is known to be an ardent fan of the sport - he has on a number of occasions been sighted watching Wimbledon - took to Twitter to post a throwback picture of his, in which he was playing tennis.
"Nothing ever stopped me from playing sports. Not even when I didn’t have my shoes on," his social media post read.
The cricketing great, it seems, has been following the Australian Open 2019 very carefully. Prior to his friend Roger Federer's exit from the tournament in the round of 16, Tendulkar had taken out time to give his thoughts on a video, which was trending, of the Swiss tennis great,
On Twitter, Australian Open's official handle had posted a video in which Federer wasn't being allowed entry into the locker room by the security marshall because the World No.3 was not carrying his accreditation.
Instead of getting angry of losing his cool, the Swiss maestro kept his calm and waited for his coach Ivan Ljubicic to show up with the accreditation. This gesture of his earned him respect of Tendulkar, who took to Twitter to praise his friend.