The Indian international was rejected by many 2nd and even 3rd division clubs in Kolkata before inking a deal with United Sikkim Football Club.
Tendulkar previously co-owned Indian Super League franchise Kerala Blasters, in which Jhingan played for six years.
Last week, the announcement was made that Jhingan was going to leave Kerala Blasters after being with the club since its inception. Rumours have swirled across social media as to Jhingan's next move.
The Chandigarh-born Jhingan, a hugely popular figure for the Blasters' fans, has made 76 appearances for the club.
Jhingan buys 1000 tickets for I-league match in aid for late footballer Dhanarajan Radhakrishnan's kin
Help is pouring in for the family of late footballer Dhanarajan Radhakrishnan.
The India right back, who made an impact in India's gallant goalless draw against Qatar last month, sustained an ankle injury during a friendly match against North East United.