Retiring star of the game given a special gift at hometown Grand Prix.
Formula One team Force India honoured retiring cricket superstar Sachin Tendulkar by displaying the Twitter hashtag #masterblaster on its cars at the Indian Grand Prix.
The message was prominently displayed on the noses of both Adrian Sutil and Paul Di Resta’s cars as practice got under way at the Buddh International Circuit.
“This is just a way to honour one of India’s greatest cricketers and sportsmen,” a team spokesman said.
“Sachin is a big F1 fan and would have loved to be here, but he is busy preparing for a first-class cricket match that starts soon.”
Tendulkar, the world’s highest run-maker in both Test and one-day cricket and the only batsman to score 100 international centuries, is retiring next month after playing his 200th Test.
The Mumbai star, who has often been called ‘master blaster’ by his legion of fans, raised the chequered flag at the inaugural Indian Grand Prix in 2011.