Throughout their illustrious careers, fans, cricket pundits, experts kept drawing the comparisons in every debate between cricket’s two greatest-ever batsmen – Sachin Tendulkar and Brian Lara. But, keeping all the rivalry and competitiveness aside – Sachin and Lara not only developed a liking for each other but also became really close friends.

Many-a-times in the past, both these cricket legends have found admiring each other’s skill, the art of batsmanship and extraordinary talent which separated them from the league.

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On the occasion of Dussehra, the Trinidadian cricketer paid a surprise visit to his good friend Tendulkar. Elated by the visit, Sachin took to his official Twitter account to welcome his buddy, he posted a picture and wrote a message, “Great way to welcome the weekend … surprise visit from a good friend. Chillin’ with @BrianLara #FridayFun”

Earlier, Tendulkar also found a unique way to wish everyone a ‘Happy Dussehra’ with a beautiful message. His interesting idea to wish everyone includes a bat, some balloons and a lovely message that is resonating with many.

In the special video posted last evening, the master blaster bats for positivity and knocks negativity out for a six – quite literally. The video shows a wall with balloons put up on it. Each balloon has a kind of negativity, such as laziness, hatred, unhealthy habits, greed, anger among other things written on it. Using a bat and a ball, Sachin is seen bursting each of the balloons one by one.

“Let’s have a positive year guys,” he says in the video. Watch the video below:

Both Tendulkar and Lara are considered as the legends of the gentlemen’s game and were known to instil fear in bowler’s mind during their playing days.