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Old 22-May-2010
Red face Tendulkar helps his bed-ridden friend

AHMEDABAD: Having been Sachin Tendulkar's roommate as a 15-year-old schoolboy, Dalbir Singh should have been in the news for his exploits on the cricket field.

But a ghastly motorcycle accident in 2002 ended the sporting career of this Gandhinagar all-rounder.

He hit the headlines again recently after police officials rescued him from his wife Rajvinder Kaur, who had allegedly kept him locked up in a small room in an apartment near InfoCity for one year.

While Dalbir totally dropped off the radar, Sachin went on to become the god of Indian cricket. But god did not forget his old friend with whom he once practised and played pranks.

Sachin sponsored Dalbir's hip replacement surgery which he underwent at Shalby Hospitals on Wednesday. The master blaster, who came to Ahmedabad for a promotional event, visited his friend in hospital after the surgery.

Dalbir was referred to Shalby by BCCI's medical advisor Anant Joshi at Sachin's insistence. The 37-year-old Dalbir was a promising all-rounder in the domestic scenario.

In 2002, Dalbir's motorcycle collided with a tanker which left him in a state of coma for eight months after suffering multiple brain injuries and he even lost the power to walk. Now, Sachin's intervention will give him a chance to start a new innings.

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