PUNE (India) Sachin Tendulkar has promised to help his childhood friend Dalbir Singh Gill alias Bunty for ever who once shared room with him in Pune while playing for West Zone in Under-17 tournament. This was revealed by Anila Brahmbhatt, the lady sub-inspector attached with Gandhinagar (Sector 16) police station. Daljit Singh, who became handicap following a collision between his motorcycle and a tanker in 2002, underwent surgery at Shalby Hospital on Wednesday. The total expense for his post-operation and rehabilitation will be born by Sachin Tendulkar. Sachin , who came to visit him on Wednesday, has also promised him help whenever needed, the police-inspector added. Dalbir, who cannot move without a walking frame, used to play cricket in domestic leagues before a road mishap left him with head and leg injuries in 2002. He now hopes to walk and run without a walking frame. Daljit Singhs story is miserable in the sense that his first wife fled away after the accident. The second wife, Rajvinder, was harassing him for last one year, he said. It was like a slow-poison being given to her husband. The room in which he was allegedly kept and held hostage was dark and unkempt. Cobwebs and termites could be seen all over the walls, which had an odour of fetid air, the Sub-Inspector added. Daljit was drawing a salary of Rs. 40,000 per month from Cadbury initially but when he was unable to go to the office after the accident, he was being paid Rs. 16,000. His wife wanted all the money and the salary used to go straight to the bank but his wife had seized the ATM card with a view to controlling the finance, Ms. Brahambhatt added. The neighbours telephoned Daljits mother, Sukhdayal Kaur in the UK. She came down to India and complained to us. After proper investigations, we have booked his wife under IPC 342, the police sub-inspector added. Sachin was asked about the help some 10 days ago and he readily agreed, she said. I was present in the hospital on Wednesday when Sachin came to see him. Daljit Gill was more than happy to see his old-pal, she added.