It is no secret that former batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar, like Virat Kohli, has a fascination for cars. He also loves racing and the F1 tracks. The legend was recently spotted behind the wheels driving a CMW around an F1 track and he was swift and smooth. It seems like a pro was driving the car, the way he took his turns to his brakes. Tendulkar’s show will certainly make Lewis Hamilton proud. The former cricketer was at the Budh International Track in Greater Noida. He was driving the newly-launched BMW M2 with a fan YouTuber and entrepreneur Pranav Panpalia. Also Read - IND vs ENG: Rohit Sharma, Ajinkya Rahane Arrive in Chennai For India vs England 1st Test
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Tendulkar initially gets into the groove with a practice lap and follows it by two hot laps. Sachin recorded a time of 2:20 minutes, which, according to a release, is 19 seconds (1:59 mins) slower than the fastest lap time around the circuit which was covered in a Ferrari 458 Challenge.
The BMW M2 costs Rs.79.9 lakh. The BMW M2 Competition is imported as CBU in India. It is a two-door coupe and is the entry-level M-Series car. It drives power from a 3.0-litre, 6-cylinder in-line engine that generates a massive 405 Bhp at 6,250 rpm and a peak torque of 550 Nm between 2,350 – 5230 rpm.
Meanwhile, Tendulkar condemned the Pulwama attack that killed 40 CRPF jawans and left the entire country in shock.
Earlier, IAF conferred the award on Sachin during a grand ceremony at the 83rd Indian Air Force Day celebrations in 2015. Fulfilling his duty for the forces, the star cricketer, dressed in a military green jumpsuit, was seen holding a smartphone trying to grab the eyeballs. At the Vayu Shakti 2019 exercise in Pokhran, Tendulkar was caught seated in between Army chief General Bipin Rawat and Air Chief Marshal BS Dhanoa in the front row of the viewing area.