|Posted by anccricket on June 29, 2011 at 6:15 AM|
Sachin Tendulkar may have sold off his Ferrari but he is the proud owner of a brand new NissanThe reason for shunning the Ferrari and the prancing horse symbol has been revealed as Sachin Tendulkar added a brand new Nissan GT-R Supercar to his swank garage that already includes two BMWs as well as a Skoda.
Sachin Tendulkar’s Ferrari Modena 360 was recently in the news because Tendulkar had apparently sold it to a businessman from Surat. The news was met with puzzlement by many because the car, a rarity in itself, was a gift from FIAT to the Indian batting maestro and handed over by Michael Schumacher, the seven time Formula One racing champion after Tendulkar equaled the late great Sir Don Bradman’s record of twenty-nine Test centuries.
However, as speculated, Tendulkar had trouble taking the car out on the roads with the red Ferrari the most obviously recognizable piece of asset for Tendulkar besides himself. In that light, it was considered that rather than some bizarre news speculation that Tendulkar was crunching numbers and cash strapped ( as if that were possible given Tendulkar’s middle class upbringing), it was possible that Tendulkar realized what he could not enjoy, he did not want to own.
However, Tendulkar’s garage is now refurbished by a brand new car that costs apparently something in the region of Rs.40 lakhs or about $90,000. It happens to be the Nissan GT-R Supercar, the 530 horse-powered, twin turbo, four-wheel drive customized specifically to suit Sachin Tendulkar’s driving style.
Mahendra Singh Dhoni may have shifted gears since he first entered the Indian dressing room, entering the list of Forbes’ richest people and even pipping Sachin Tendulkar on endorsement deals. But that has not meant that Tendulkar has suffered a image change. If anything, Tendulkar’s tremendous run in the past two years have only made him a force larger than even before, which says something for the man who has left nothing to be conquered apart from his own personal milestones. He is certainly basking in the realization of a long cherished goal – that of winning the World Cup, which he was able to do with the ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 as the Indian cricket team went onto lift the trophy after twenty-eight long years.
Sachin Tendulkar’s new bungalow in Mumbai, switching cards and his presence at Wimbledon and his meeting with Roger Federer, have all kept him in the headlines even though Sachin Tendulkar is technically taking time away from the game even as the Indian cricket team is currently on tour of the West Indies in order to spend time with his team. Sachin Tendulkar will not be able to enjoy any of these for too long as India are slated to take on the tour of England with Tendulkar in tow.