Indian batting great Sachin Tendulkar was originally approached by developer Big Ant Studios to endorse and star in its upcoming cricket game Don Bradman Cricket 14.
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Posting on the PlanetCricket forums, Big Ant Studios CEO Ross Symons said: “For 'personalities' sometimes you just know someone, or someone that knows someone, and it works out directly and they tell their agent to just do the deal. I have family that knows Sachin, [but I] still had to go through management though and it didn't work out.”
Asked by a PlanetCricket member if he knew how much it would cost to have Tendulkar endorse the game, Symons replied: “I do. We couldn't come to an arrangement”, suggesting that the deal with Tendulkar fell through for financial reasons."
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