Sachin Tendulkar Holidays With Family, And Tigers For Company

Sachin Tendulkar at the Nagpur airport on Friday.

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Nagpur:

Sachin Tendulkar and his family are on holiday – visiting a wildlife sanctuary in eastern Maharashtra’s Vidarbha region. (Sachin Tendulkar Feels Disheartened to See People Breaking Traffic Rules)

Accompanied by his wife Anjali and son Arjun, the cricket legend landed at the Nagpur airport on Friday night for a weekend vacation. (Sachin Tendulkar’s Autobiography Enters Limca Book of Records)

Excited about his trip, Tendulkar on Saturday morning posted a photo of him in striped T-shirt, jeans and a hat on his Twitter account and was immediately flooded with thumbs-ups from his fans across the globe. (Sachin Tendulkar Says India Have Best Twenty20 Side in The World)

He also had a bit of banter with South African great Mark Boucher , regarding his wild safari.

Though the guesses ranged from the obvious to the absurd, local officials said he had gone into the Umred-Karhandla wildlife sanctuary near Nagpur and even posed with forest department staffers for a photo.

Though Umred-Karhandla is not an officially designated tiger reserve, the big striped cat is known to inhabit the area which has other major tiger sanctuaries.

Last August, Tendulkar was invited to become Maharashtra’s Tiger Ambassador and he accepted the proposal by Forests Minister Sudhir Mungantiwar.

According to official figures cited by Mungantiwar, Vidarbha has the potential to become the ‘Tiger Capital’ of India with its tiger population increasing from 169 in 2006 to 190 in 2014. India is currently home to 2,226 tigers, shooting up significantly from 1,706 in 2010.


Source: NDTV

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