Mother is my protector: Sachin tells UK-based paediatrician Dr Deepthi
Either doctor or engineer… a few years back, parents wanted their children to choose anyone of these options. Dr Deepthi Jyothish, a paediatrician in the UK, revealed that clearing the medical entrance examination was the turning point in her life. While interacting with master blaster Sachin Tendulkar in the special programme on the occasion of Mother's Day, Dr Deepthi wanted to know from Sachin about his mother’s support in choosing his career.
Sachin also belongs to the generation who followed the dreams of parents. But Sachin turned a cricket player following his dreams. Dr Deepthi asked Sachin how his mother allowed him to march towards his dreams.
“We have a joint family. Apart from my parents and siblings, my family members, including my uncles and aunts, are united in their minds. They always say, if Sachin wants to play cricket, we will support him. My brother was a cricket player at school, college and university levels. His guidance always influenced my family to support my passion,” said Sachin.
“Actually, my brother decided that my profession must be cricket. My parents supported it. As my father was a professor, I expected he would advise me to focus on my studies. But, father and mother supported me to follow my dreams. Whatever be my profession, my mother also wanted her son to stay healthy and happy, like all mothers. She was the person who was always there to hear my worries and find a solution. If I need some favour from father, I request my mother to convince him and she used to do it for me,” Sachin recollected.
“During my childhood, I continued to play even after all my friends left for home. So, my mother used to come to the playground and pick me up. As a child and adult, I am blessed to be always under the protection of my mother,” Sachin said.