Former Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar lauded the attitude of 20-time grand slam winner Roger Federer and the security guard who stopped the star from entering his locker room without his accreditation card. On Saturday, Australian Open’s official social media handle uploaded a video captioned, ‘Even Roger Federer needs his accreditation’.Also Read - T20 World Cup: I Feel Sorry for Sachin, Shoaib Akhtar Predicts Tendulkar's Future Had He Been Born in this ERA
In the video, the 37-year-old was questioned by the guard regarding his identification and Federer patiently obliged – a trait most celebrities of his stature fail to display. Also Read - VIDEO: When Virat Kohli Bowed to Sachin Tendulkar to Show Respect After India Hammer Pakistan in 2016 T20 WC
Taking to his Twitter handle, Sachin wrote, “Good to watch the security officer doing his job well at the @AustralianOpen. The manner in which @rogerfederer reacted was commendable as well. Such actions are not common today and they just increase the respect people have for great athletes like Roger.” Also Read - WATCH: Sachin Tendulkar in Awe of Young Spinner's Passion, Rashid Khan Reacts on Viral Video
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The video went viral on social media and fans all across the world was taken aback by the professional and exemplary attitude of both the guard and Federer.
Federer was allowed inside the locker room after his team flashed the accreditation card.