The mind is emotionally drained. It’s still numb and why not? It’s insatiable and addicted when it comes to Sachin Tendulkar. It’s hard to come to terms that we won’t ever see him play in the venerated Indian jersey again. The childhood is officially over and with trillions of tributes flowing in, you don’t want to miss out on even a single one which floats you down the memory lane and brings back those manifest memories.
Special videos, rare pics, contests, trivia, quizzes have been scanned day in, day out and, just as I was scanning through twitter, I saw a tweet which read, “The #masterblaster tribute to @sachin_rt by @clubforce this weekend of the @IndianGPF1.” I sensed something special, rapidly opened the link shared in the tweet and the picture of Sahara Force India VJM06 sporting a #masterblaster hashtag brought a smile to my face. The nation’s only F1 team, Sahara Force India had adorned their cars with the commemorative hashtag to honour Sachin Tendulkar at the Indian Grand Prix.
This was something special. Special because there have been tributes flowing in especially from the cricketing fraternity with veteran Journalists, ex-cricketers, current cricketers and coaches filling in their Sachin-experience and tribute columns, but to witness a tribute like this from an altogether different sporting fraternity was heartwarming. It was really a unique way, a brilliant idea, to pay tribute to the legend and it brought smiles on the faces of numerous Cricket and Formula One fans round the world.
Being a diehard fan of cars and motorsports and having supported the nation’s Formula One team to the core, I am pretty sure that this wonderful and unique tribute would have brought a smile to the Master’s face too.
It was a truly great gesture from Sahara Force India – Thanks for making my day and bringing a special smile to my face!