Indian cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar was considering playing for Big Bash League Sydney Thunder this year to improve their record in the tournament, according to media reports.
Tendulkar was approached by the Cricket New South Wales administration who used their connections in India through the state government to lure the icon into playing for the Thunder team in the Big Bash league.
Although Tendulkar was initially upbeat about the offer, it could not materialize after former head of CNSW Dr. Harry Harinath gave his resignation.
Sachin is the highest run scorer in cricket history and with the Sydney Thunder franchise not having won a match since the second edition of the Big Bash for a long time, the Master Blaster would have been a great investment.
Dr. Harinath is also understood to have met Tendulkar a few years ago, to discuss his role in the Sydney franchise.
The team is now planning to add local players like Ben Rohrer, Doug Bollinger and Pat Cummins to their kitty to improve their performance next season.