Sachin to take on a fighter jet

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Published: Wednesday, January 5, 2011, 18:24 [IST]
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Sachin to take on a fighter jet

Who ever doubted that Indian batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar was high-flier? After all he was given his wings by the Indian Air Force early last year. Now he has a chance to flap them. Indeed, he is going to be part of a possible sortie in a supersonic Sukhoi fighter jet.

"A proposal to fly Tendulkar in Sukhoi has been moved to the Ministry of Defence. It will materialise only after the ministry's approval, Sachin's consent and availability," Wing
Commander SK Mehta, spokesman of the Indian Air Force (IAF), told PTI on Wednesday.

He said there were many "ifs and buts" regarding the proposal which is at a initial stage and no definite date has been fixed for it.

Tendulkar is the IAF's brand ambassador and was conferred an honorary rank of group captain last year.

"Pune will be an obvious choice if this proposal is given effect," the official said, noting that a Sukhoi squadron of the Air Force is based in the city.

Well, the man who had conquered several grounds, might take on the skies as well! After, all he's used to striving for greater heights.


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