Kochi: Cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar could soon own a luxury waterfront villa in 'God's own country'.

Sachin Tendulkar. Pic/Pradeeo Dhivar
Sachin Tendulkar. Pic/Pradeeo Dhivar 

The Master Blaster, who co-owns a football team called Kerala Blasters, has shortlisted one of the villas being developed on the bank of a scenic backwater area in Kochi, sources said.

"Tendulkar has shortlisted a villa in Panangad in the city. He will be visiting the place to see the 'Blue Waters Villa' on Saturday," an official at the private developer Prime Meridian said.

He, however, refused to comment on whether the Rajya Sabha MP has already booked a villa. The official said that the villa will have a swimming pool on the rooftop of the apartment.

The villa will also have high-tech security features like high resolution CCTV cameras and video phone to communicate with visitors.

Tendulkar will arrive in Kochi tonight to attend the final day of a three-day summit being organised by International Advertising Association (India chapter) as part of its silver jubilee celebrations.

The Bharat Ratna will share his experiences as a brand custodian at the summit.