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Top 5 Rock legends who are huge cricket fans

Sachin Tendulkar and Mark Knopfler
Sachin Tendulkar and Mark Knopfler
Uday Joshi
Modified 23 Dec 2018, 15:03 IST
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Cricket is a poetic game. It is sheer poetry in motion though it is a game that tests one's strength, ability, temperament, and technique. There is something unique about the game of cricket which transits generation after generation and in bringing a range of emotions out of a cricket lover. The very nature of the game is that it brings curiosity at every moment of the game. The game has always stood by those have held game above themselves.

The same goes with the field of music. Just like cricket music takes us through a spectrum of emotions with every rhythm or even a single note for that matter. There has always been a great concern in the upbringing of one's own personality through those instruments and the same a cricketer.

Cricket was born in England, the home for many rock legends, who have always had a great admiration for cricketers. In this segment, let us look at five great rock legends who had a great connection with music.

5) Mark Knopfler (Dire Straits)

Mark Knopfler is undoubtedly one of the most gifted guitarists of all time. His ability with the guitar has earned him a place amongst very best in his field. The rock legend though, may not have been seen in any stadium is quite a fan when it comes to cricket.

Sachin Tendulkar is often cited as the greatest batsmen of his generation, and when the master blaster met his music idol Mark Knopfler he was very happy to exchange his bat with now his most treasured item in his closet, a guitar personally signed by the Mark himself.

Mark Knopfler, being a Brit, could have escaped the aura of cricket and was surely gravitated to Sachin when they both met in 2005. Though Knopfler has never seen Sachin bat in a stadium, to which he calls as a great regret in his life, he was found recalling the extraordinary humility of Sachin during one of his interviews.

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