Indian Cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar’s co owned Indian Super League team from Kochi will be officially names as Kerala Blasters. According to various news sources, the name was announced by chief minister Oommen Chandy after his brief meeting with Tendulkar in Thiruvanantapuram on Tuesday.
Tendulkar also accepted Chandy’s request to be Goodwill Ambassador of the National Games which is scheduled to be held in Kerala in January-February 2015. The Little master was given a rousing reception at the airport as the 41 year old later said that he was overwhelmed by the occasion.
Tendulkar later said, “People call me Master Blaster. One can say there is possibly an association,” The man of the moment also said that he grew up playing cricket, but not many know that he enjoyed other sports as well. “I grew up playing cricket but very few people knew that I enjoy other sports like hockey, football and badminton.” Sachin felt that the ISL would enrich the footballing tradition already inherent in the country.
Tendulkar alos claimed that as a Rajya Sabha member, he had submitted to the Human Resources Development Ministry his “vision” on promotion of sports and would continue to pursue that. “With collective and positive efforts we are sure the results will be good.”