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Rewrite the following passage filling in the blanks with correct tense form of the verbs given in brackets.

  1. Had he pursued (pursue) tennis, Sachin would never have become (become) a cricketer. Sachin recently moved (move) out of his old flat but continues to live (live) Near Sahitya Sahawas with his wife Anjali and two children, daughter Sara and son Arjun.

  2. At 17 years Sachin became (become) the third youngest player to score a test hundred and went (go) on to brave the fierce desert storm at Sharjah and the fierce Australian bowling (bowl) to lead India to the finals of the Sharjah Cup. Then on his 25th birthday, India met (meet) Australia in the final of the Coca to chase 273 runs.

  3. On September 5, Sachin appeared (appear) in his 100th test match at The Oval, England, making (make) him the fourth Indian to reach that prestigious milestone. Today he enjoys (enjoy) superstar status in India, a position he need not give up (give up) for several decades more.

  4. Detective Sambu was treated (treat) like royalty in London, Goldstein hosted (host) a dinner in his honour. During the dinner, Sir John told (tell) Sambu that some anti-social element in London circulating (circulate) counterfeit currencies. He asked (ask) Sambu to work along with the Detective Palmer and hunt and nab the culprits.

  5. Sambu was (be) roughly shoved into a room and a man-servant was left (left) on guard. Sambu’s limited memory told (tell) him that the servant looked familiar. He had seen (see) him somewhere. Suddenly he realised (realise) that it was at Goldstein’s house.

  6. There I was put (put) to primary school. From this school, I went (go) to the suburban school and thence to a high school I do not remember (not remember) having ever told a lie to anyone. I was (be) shy by nature. I always avoid (avoid) company.

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