Vinod Ganpat Kambli, one of Indian cricket's most vulnerable children is here again with a fresh controversy. And this time it is not his alcohol-fuelled benders, but his comments on childhood friend and the much-celebrated Sachin Tendulkar for not having helped him during the darkest days.
Ever the flashy person, Kambli stirred the hornet's nest by telling a reality show that Sachin Tendulkar had not done enough to prevent him from self-destructing in his prime.
The flamboyant cricketer, however, denied to reporters assembled at a five star hotel in the Mumbai suburbs on July 14 for the official launch of the 2011 Cricket World Cup logo that he had accused Tendulkar of not helping him enough.
But Kambli has been found on sticky wicket following the airing of the programme in which he says: ''I think, yes'', to a question where the anchor asked him if Tendulkar could have done more to save him.
However, barely five days after his remarks against Sachin Tendulkar, Kambli came face-to-face with his childhood friend at a felicitation programme where their coach Ramakant Achrekar was also honoured. Both seemed to be in a relaxed mood and were also seen sharing jokes.
In Image: Sachin Tendulkar (R) looks at Vinod Kambli (L) stretching his neck during a practice session in Madras, 17 September 2003.