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Tendulkar meets boxer Sarita Devi

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New Delhi, Jan 15:

Cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar Thursday met former World Champion woman boxer Sarita Devi, who is serving a one-year ban imposed on her by the International Boxing Association (AIBA).

Sachin-Tendulkar-20710145-1-402Tendulkar has been vocal about his support for the troubled boxer, who controversially refused to accept the bronze medal at the Incheon Asian Games ceremony following a contentious semi-final loss to home challenger Jina Park.

“Met Sarita Devi. Could see the hunger for action in her eyes. Wished her success and wrote a message. Enjoy the game and always give your best,” the former India cricket captain tweeted, posting a picture showing him presenting her an autographed T-shirt.

Tendulkar earlier had also met Sports Minister Sarbananda Sonowal, urging him to extend support to the pugilist. IANS