PUNE Sachin Tendulkars helping hand to a close friend and relatively unknown cricketer, Dilbir Singh Gill, has been appreciated highly in cricketing circles. Interestingly, very few, among Sachin Tendulkars close friends, are aware about the 37-year-old Dilbir Singh Gill. Sameer Dighe, the former wicket-keeper and Couto brothers (Marcus and Ricky), who are very close to Sachin, have no clue about the former junior player. Amol Muzumdar, who is also considered to be Sachins close-pal knows him only as a junior cricketer. We (me and Sachin) have played with him (under-15 and under-19) but have no more information about him, he said. As a right-handed batsman, Dilbir Singh played only two matches (List A) and scored 5 runs (4 and 1) in two innings. This is what makes Sachin a real role model all over the world. May God bless him, the former Pakistan skipper, Asif Iqbal, said to this paper. What a great lad Sachin is. Mashallah, described Chishty Mujahid, the well-known Pakistani commentator and former PCB official. Sachins gesture has been termed as great by former BCCI president and ICCs current principal advisor IS Bindra. My brother is in regular touch with Sachin Tendulkar, claimed Dilbir Singhs sister, Sukhbir Kaur, who has come down from Bhopal to see him, said from Shalby Hospital, Ahmedabad.