Mumbai: In a gesture that has moved his would-be neighbours, Sachin Tendulkar has sent a letter apologising for the "inconvenience" caused by the construction work on a plot in suburban Bandra where he is building a new house.
Surprised by Tendulkar's letter that was hand delivered, about 100 residents in the Perry Cross Road area, where the cricketer's new abode is coming up, have welcomed the little master's gesture.
"He is very humble and a true gentleman. He has not only won our hearts on the field but also moved us by this sincere gesture. We extend our full support to him," said Yvette Gonsalves, resident of Perry Cross Road.
"Disturbance during any kind of construction work is inevitable. But Tendulkar need not worry about it. We are whole-heartedly welcoming our new neighbour," she grinned.
Tendulkar who had bought the sprawling Dorab Villa earlier this year, is dismantling the existing structure to build a new multi-storeyed house.
The work at the site commenced two months ago.
Presently, piling work is on to prepare the foundation of the bungalow, which is expected to be ready within a year.
However the hectic construction work has drawn attention with neighbours discussing the 'disturbance'.
"Residents of some buildings said that they could not take a nap in the afternoon and senior citizens are also being disturbed. Tendulkar's letter has won their hearts," said a watchman.