"I have met him once or twice and obviously he is a sporting legend. He is the sole example of a role model sportsperson in India. He inspires a senior footballer like me to bring laurels for the country,” said the Sikkimese Sniper.
Bob Houghton was asked to compare Bhaichung to Tendulkar a few days back and his answer was ambivalent.
Bhaichung did mention that football and cricket are two different sports and can’t be compared but the years given by the two sportspersons can be.
"Sachin is different from me. Football is totally different from cricket. The amount of time we have played for the country and the amount of the service we two have given could be compared.
"Me, Leander Paes, Sachin, Dhanraj Pillay, we played for the country for quite long and can be compared in that sense. But football is completely different from cricket,” said the 34 year old.
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