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.
"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.