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When Sachin Tendulkar was left stranded at a local bus stop

Rohan Raj | Updated on: 13 July 2015, 21:07 IST

He might hold the record for most-number of runs in One-Day Internationals and Test cricket, but Sachin Tendulkar was out LBW - Last Bus Went - during his recent visit to a rural English village.

The Indian 'cricket god' asked for help from his fans on Twitter after being stranded in the remote village of Great Haseley in Oxfordshire. The former Indian captain, dressed in track pants and a white T-shirt, posted a montage of photographs alongside an SOS plea: "In Great Haseley Oxfordshire. Missed the last bus, can anyone give me a lift??"

Tendulkar's message, that might have taken his seven million Twitter followers by surprise, sparked a frenzy on social media with a majority of his fans offering to help the Master Blaster. His message was re-tweeted more than 500 times while it was liked by over 1,000 Twitter users.

"God is waiting for BUS," wrote one of his followers in response to Tendulkar's tweet. Another fan tweeted saying, "It's an old bus stop. Last bus must have stopped there many years ago."

The Little Master also shared his picture on Instagram which got 20,000 likes alongside numerous comments of the users.

Sachin Tendulkar congratulates Leander Paes, Martina Hingis and Sumit Nagpal

The former Indian cricketer, who has been a regular visitor at the All England Club this year, congratulated Indian tennis veteran Leander Paes and his mixed doubles partner Martina Hingis for winning the Wimbledon title this year. The cricket legend tweeted: "Congratulations @leander & @mhingis! Kudos to Leander on another Grand Slam title! You have been a terrific role model for youngsters."

He also congratulated India's budding tennis player Summit Nagal for winning the boys' doubles title at Wimbledon. However, it appears that Tendulkar misspelled Sumit's last name as 'Nagpal' instead of Nagal. "Congratulations Sumit Nagpal on the Wimbledon Junior Doubles title. This is just the beginning.... Work hard and follow your dreams," he tweeted.

Not the first time when a cricketer was left stranded

Sachin Tendulkar is not the first cricketer who has faced troubles while traveling in Britain. On 27 April this year, discarded England player Kevin Pietersen suffered a similar problem when he decided to ditch his Ferrari at the Surrey County Cricket club in favour of the National Rail. Pietersen took to Twitter to highlight the lack of room in the crowded train and soon realised that he was on the wrong train.

Pietersen, who was left stranded eight miles away from his Surrey home, was finally rescued by his wife Jessica Taylor.
First published: 13 July 2015, 21:07 IST
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After a poor stint in gully-cricket quashed his hopes of turning pro, Rohan moved away from the playing field and began criticising those who were still on it. Football eases his mind and watching City paint Manchester blue is his elusive dream. When not talking, thinking or dreaming about sports, Rohan can be found listening to EDM or watching movies. A sports correspondent at Catch News, he has previously worked with Hindustan Times, Daily Bhaskar and India Today.