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When Sachin's driving gave his wife Anjali a 'headache'

May 29, 2015 08:51 IST

Sachin Tendulkar with Anjali

Sachin Tendulkar with Anjali at the launch of his autobiography, Playing It My Way. Photograph: Hitesh Harisinghani/

Batting icon Sachin Tendulkar's love for mean machines is a well known fact but there was one such instance when his passion for speed ended up giving him and his wife Anjali ‘a headache’ that lasted one whole day.

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"It was some years back in England. The BMW guys gave me one of their limited edition cars to check out. They told me to give them a feedback and said 'Check out the brakes'.

"So I convinced Anjali to come with me for a drive and I really pressed it hard. I won't tell you what speed I was driving. Since they told me to check the brakes, I applied it and it came to halt. Such was the G-force, Anjali and I felt it and we both had a headache for the entire day. It was an experience, I remember," Tendulkar narrated the incident at the inauguration of the Gurgaon centre of 'Smaaash', a premium urban gaming centre.

In fact such is his love for speed, that he along with some of his friends have redesigned a go-karting track in Mumbai, which according to him ‘gives a chance to overtake each other’.

Tendulkar's fascination for speed has made him actively involved in this virtual gaming project, where one can drive a Formula One car, stop a penalty kick by Cristiano Ronaldo, face in-swinging yorkers from Brett Lee or tackle Muttiah Muralitharan's doosra.

One of Tendulkar's favourite games at the sports hub is walking on a virtual plank from one High-Rise building to another.

"Once you wear those specially designed glasses and try the game, you will feel that same level of excitement. Walking on a mere plank between two high-rise buildings. I tried a leap of about six or seven feet and nearly tumbled. Once I played the game, I felt the same kind of headache. So those who want thrill, should try this game out," insisted Tendulkar.

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