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Sachin Tendulkar meets boxer Sarita Devi

Sarita Devi and Sachin Tendulkar New Delhi, Jan 15 (IANS) Cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar ON Thursday met former World Champion woman boxer Sarita D ...

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News 15 Jan 2015, 20:57 IST
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Sarita Devi and Sachin Tendulkar

New Delhi, Jan 15 (IANS) Cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar ON Thursday met former World Champion woman boxer Sarita Devi, who is serving a one-year ban imposed on her by the International Boxing Association (AIBA).

Tendulkar has been vocal about his support for the troubled boxer, who controversially refused to accept the bronze medal at the Incheon Asian Games ceremony following a contentious semi-final loss to home challenger Jina Park.

"Met Sarita Devi. Could see the hunger for action in her eyes. Wished her success and wrote a message. Enjoy the game and always give your best," the former India cricket captain tweeted, posting a picture showing him presenting her an autographed T-shirt.

Tendulkar earlier had also met Sports Minister Sarbananda Sonowal, urging him to extend support to the pugilist.

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