Before Sachin Tendulkar’s last Test series, television channels and other media persons interviewed almost everyone who played a part in his career. But, all of the forgot to interview Ram Bhandari. Now, you all must be thinking who is Ram Bhandari and what role did he play in Little Master’s career?
Ram Bhandari was the man who helped Sachin return to cricket after his back injury had made batting tough for him? Ram Bhandari, a bat doctor, has been in the profession of repairing bats for the last 20 years. He was the one who helped Sachin reduce his bat weight by 100 to 300 grams, so that he could return to the field with a light-weight bat.
Many great Indian cricketers have used Ram Bhandari’s services. The 55-year-old has been giving his service to Sourav Ganguly, Rahul Dravid as well. In fact, it was Rahul Dravid who introduced Sourav and Sachin to Bhandari. A generation has passed by but Bhandari is as passionate about his job as he was when he started afresh. The latest batsman to have approach Bhandari is the Under 19 star Sarfaraz Kha