When Sachin Tendulkar goes on a hunt, it is usually with a hand in the bat and the victims generally end up being the who’s who of world cricket. But that golden era came to an end late last year with the great man hanging up his boots.
This time, the little master went on a safari of a different kind as he explored the magnificent Gir National Park in Gujarat.
Sachin was on a holiday with his family in the state that is currently headlining the political news in the country and he even visited some of the famous temples of the state and took in its many enchanting sites.
Sachin has always been known to be a big fan of everything fast and powerful; from the site of a cheetah on a hunt on the African plains to his million dollar Ferrari that was gifted to him by Michael Schumacher.
So much so, that a young Sachin auditioned for a place in the MRF Pace Foundation hoping he would one day knock people’s heads off! Add to this his love for nature and he must have had a gala time getting close to the majestic lions of Gir.
Obviously, being the modest and humble man he always has been, Sachin was all praise for the officials and the locals at the national park.
I was told by the forest officials that population of lions had been increasing in this forest. Credit for this must go to the Forest Department and people of the nearby villages. It was because of their commitment and hard work, that population of lions is increasing.
An endorsement from the Bharat Ratna should encourage those involved in the conversation project to do an even better job in the years to come.