After flagging off a marathon in Mumbai on Sunday, Former Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar emphasized the role fitness plays in everyone’s lives.
Tendulkar also briefed about the need for a healthy lifestyle with a focus on the right diet. He encouraged individuals from all age groups to participate in such events.
The 47-year-old credited the 20,000 runners who participated in the Marathon despite the rain pouring down. He also credited the organisers for promoting the concept of fit and healthy India.
Tendulkar further added by saying that it’s good that the marathon is getting a good response.
Sachin Tendulkar also said that the nation is slowly transforming itself from a sports-loving country to a sports-playing country.
Sachin recently became the 6th Indian to get inducted into the ICC Hall of Fame.
After being inducted, he said that it was a pleasure to have done my bits for the Sport.
Ever since his retirement, he has been an active ambassador for the sport at several marquee events, including the 2015 ICC Men’s World Cup and The 2017 ICC Women’s World Cup.
He has also been serving as a mentor for Indian Premier League franchise, Mumbai Indians.
Before his retirement from 50-over cricket in 2012, he completed his 100th ton (51 in Test & 49 in ODI’s) on his second last appearance for the Men in Blue.
Tendulkar, who has played 200 Test matches for India, announced his retirement from Test cricket back in 2013.
Tendulkar also gave his advice to revive Test Cricket and said that he sometimes watches Ashes. He said good pitches can revive Test cricket, but if the tracks are flat and dead, the challenges will increase.