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Now, bat like Tendulkar

Former cricketer Sachin Tendulkar at the launch of the game ‘Sachin Saga Cricket Champions’ in Bengaluru on Thursday.

Former cricketer Sachin Tendulkar at the launch of the game ‘Sachin Saga Cricket Champions’ in Bengaluru on Thursday.  

So far, Sachin Tendulkar’s fans have just been able to watch their favourite batsman play. Now, for the very first time, they can step into his shoes and bat, thanks to the game ‘Sachin Saga Cricket Champions’, which was launched by the man himself in the city on Thursday.

The game has been developed by Jetsynthesis, a digital entertainment and gaming company, and aims to enable Mr. Tendulkar’s followers to relive the maestro’s cricketing style and 108 iconic matches he played in. It is available for free on both Google and IOS platforms.

“The aim is to bring cricket fans together and enable them to experience my journey through this game,” Mr. Tendulkar said at the event. “It is a game that also has a lot of trivia in addition to being competitive and challenging.”

The game has been in the making for two years and was worked on at the same studio in London where James Bond films are shot with the help of designers from the United States and the United Kingdom.

“I remember we once used 36 cameras to get a perfect angle. Now, finally, it is launched and am very happy,” Mr. Tendulkar said. The game has already seen over a million pre-registrations. In future versions, the game will look more real with even cricketing variables such as dew and wind taken into account.

“I remember playing video games both when I was with the English country side Yorkshire in 1992 and in New Zealand just before the 2003 World Cup. I enjoyed it and now I enjoy playing them with my son and daughter. But we should maintain a balance between indoor and outdoor activities for a healthy lifestyle,” Mr. Tendulkar said.

Infosys co-founder Kris Gopalakrishnan, now the non-executive chairman of JetSynthesys, and Rajan Navani, vice-chairman and MD of JetSynthesys, were present on the occasion.

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