Does Vinod Kambli drink alcohol?: Yes.Kambli was born and brought up in a Chawl in Mumbai, where he used to live with his joint family of 18 members.He had a difficult childhood as far as money is concerned, and once, he stole something to buy a cricket bat.In his childhood, he used to travel with his kit in the crowded local trains from Kanjurmarg to Shivaji Park for practice.Kambli is a childhood friend of Sachin Tendulkar. They used to practice at Shivaji Park together under the guidance of their coach, Ramakant Achrekar. Vinod Kambli, Sachin Tendulkar with their coach, Ramakant Achrekar.Earlier, Kambli used to study at Our Lady of Dolours in Marine Lines, Mumbai and Sachin Tendulkar studied at IES King George in Bandra and Ricky Couto (a classmate of Sachin and Kambli) used to go to St Josephs Wadala. On the suggestion of their coach, Ramakant Achrekar, they admitted to Shardashram Vidyamandir in Dadar. A childhood photo of Vinod Kambli, Sachin Tendulkar, and Ricky Couto.In childhood, Kambli and Tendulkar made a record partnership of 664 runs for their school. Sharadashram Vidyamandir piled 748 for two wickets against St Xaviers School. In that innings, Kambli scored 349 runs not out. Vinod Kambli and Sachin Tendulkar while taking a run in 664-runs partnership.When Tendulkar made his Test debut, Kambli was selected for India U-19.Kambli and Sachin Tendulkar were also seen together with Mohammad Azharuddin in a Pepsi commercial.In 1989, he made his domestic cricket debut for Mumbai. He started his Ranji Trophy career by hitting a six off the 1st ball of his Ranji career.