Washed cars to take mind off cricket, says Sachin

Updated: Monday, June 24, 2013, 17:03 [IST]
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Mumbai, Jan 11: Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar who is passionate about cricket, has revealed what it takes to divert attention from cricket.

Tendulkar, known for his penchant for cars said that he usually washed his cars to take his mind off cricket.

"Not that often that I clean my cars nowadays. It was back then when I had a little more time. Those days I used to shampoo and wax the cars myself, because I cared about my cars. I find that relaxing," said Sachin Tendulkar, during Autocar India Awards 2013 on Wednesday night.

The cricketer who has played 23 years of international cricket is known for his dedication and passion for the game. The 39-year-old who retired from ODIs recently also has a passion for sports cars, which is quite visible as he follows F1 updates regularly and also reads a lot about the new arrivals.

Sachin Tendulkar talks about his passion for cars

Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar during the Autocar Awards 2013 function in Mumbai on Wednesday night.

Passion for cars since an eight-year-old!

Legendary cricketer Sachin Tendulkar at Autocar Awards 2013 in Mumbai on Wednesday night.

Sachin Tendulkar and Anjali at Autocar Awards 2013

India's Sachin Tendulkar with wife Anjali during the Autocar Awards 2013 function in Mumbai on Wednesday night.

"I keep myself updated through magazines. I watch auto programmes and F1 races. I have had sleepless nights before watching a formula 1 game. I have always admired good cars," he said.

"I like acceleration. I want a car to speak to my heart. When a car speaks to your heart, it keeps growing on you, which is fantastic. You start taking care of your car. That is when you start shampooing and waxing your car."

Infact, there are many cricketers who are crazy about cars and Sachin Tendulkar also revealed that they seek his advice on cars.

Sachin Tendulkar's passion for cars also started at a very young age, while he was living in Bandra.

"My passion for cars started when I was 8-9 years old. Living in Bandra, just behind our building there was a huge open air drive-in theatre and all the big cars used to come there and park. Those days it was Fiats and Ambassadors or an occasional Contessa or Standard 2000. That was the time when I used to stand in the balcony and tell myself that one day I should have a car of my own," he said.

With Tendulkar's new relaxation and his passion for cars coming into light, the cricketer could also prompt his fans to follow him.


Story first published:  Friday, January 11, 2013, 11:21 [IST]
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