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Feb 27, 2009 at 04:02pm IST

Sachin, the best son-in-law says proud Mehta

Kolkata: Anand Mehta, the father-in-law of India's most loved cricketer, Sachin Tendulkar is a 7-time national bridge champion.

Mehta was felicitated at Kolkata's Kshudiram Anushilan Kendra for his feat.

But the microphones started buzzing no sooner than the media present at the function got to know that Mehta was Sachin Tendulkar's father-in-law.

Expectedly, the session began with a quest to find a key to Sachin's greatness.

“I think it is clearly his determination and a desire to do well for the country. For him cricket is everything and everything else comes after that,” said Mehta.

Over the last 20 years, everybody has had a thing or two to say about Sachin Tendulkar's batting.

Anand Mehta is not perturbed that the media wants to quiz him on his hugely famous son-in-law.

“He is a wonderful father and a husband and we are privileged to have him as a son-in-law,” said Mehta.

But if being seen oftener than he is heard is the virtue of the son-in-law, the father-in-law is not far behind.

Attempts to get a word about Tendulkar's future plans were met with a straight bat as the amiable Mehta, like his son-in-law, kept his cards close to the chest.

“I have no idea. It is up to him to decide what he wants to do and how he wants to proceed further,” said Anand Mehta.

Even as the master blaster prepares to help India conquer the Kiwis, Anand Mehta will focus on what he is in Kolkata, which is to win the championship in Bridge.