Sachin Tendulkar Wants Fans To Find His 30 Year Old Maruti 800 Car For This Reason!
That Sachin Tendulkar is a big car enthusiast is no secret. But recently he shared that he does not own his very first car, a Maruti 800, anymore but would really like to have it back.
It would seem peculiar since the man is a brand ambassador for BMW India and has many BMWs, a Ferrari and the elusive Nissan G-TR in his stable.
But nostalgia is a powerful thing and the cricket god has acknowledged the same.
In an interview with Mudit Dani on YouTube he chatted about how he had already parted with his first car.
He was reminiscing about his childhood days when he and his brother would look over the balconies at the cars passing by below.
He also shared how he would go to the local drive-in theatre and instead of watching the film being screened, he would admire the cars parked instead.
In the interview he also appealed to his gargantuan fan base to contact him in case they were somehow able to find his beloved car.
Back in the 80s (1983) when India was entering the modern automobile age, Maruti 800 captured the imagination of an ambitious and upcoming middle class society, and then Sachin Tendulkar himself.
The car has evolved to become the Maruti Suzuki Alto hatchback. Priced at Rs 2.19 Lakh onwards, the affordable automobile churns out a mileage of 12-14 kmpl and runs a 796 cc engine under the hood.
It faced competition back in the day from the Hindustan Ambassador which was pricier at the time.
Fans Want Details
Internet sleuths have requested specific information that would help them in their hunt, such as the registration number that they could check with the RTO.
The color of the car is also disputed, with some saying it is red and others blue.
But most have emotionally related to his sentiment as the first car in many people’s lives lives on in memory, especially after a long life of success and struggles.
The car serves as a reminder to the owners of where their journey began.
Others have lamented that the car in question probably does not exist anymore and is likely scrapped.