Former cricketer Sachin Tendulkar attended the inauguration of Vasai Taluka Kala and Krida Mahotsav which was held at Chimaji Appa maidan in Vasai. "We are a sports-loving nation and not a sports-playing nation and hence we somewhat lack in fitness. As per reports, we are diabetes capital of the world, we are number three in obesity," Sachin said at the opening ceremony of the Vasai Taluka Mahotsav 2018.
In picture: Sachin is seen adjusting a topi on his head during the inauguration of the cultural festival at Vasai.
Sachin was talking about fitness at the event he said, "When we are in the gym, we are looking at the clock, (thinking) when my 20 minutes on the treadmill will get over (and) sometimes we leave it in 15 minutes. He further added, "Whereas when we are sitting at the dining table, we are looking at the kitchen (and thinking) when my next 'Bhakri' or 'Paratha' is coming. When we will swap this, five minutes more in the gym and five minutes less at the dining table, then automatically the health will improve."
"In picture: Sachin Tendulkar seems to be to engrossed in a deep conversation with veteran singer Hariharan.
Sachin Tendulkar further added, "My new year resolution is to encourage everybody and make India a sporty and sports-playing nation."
In picture: The former India cricketer greets his fans at the event in Vasai.
Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar was spotted at the inauguration of Vasai Taluka Kala and Krida Mahotsav 2018, an arts and sports festival, held at Vasai, Maharashtra on 26 December 2018. The former cricketer graced the event alongside veteran singer Hariharan and Marathi actor Mrinal Kulkarni. We have pictures (All Pictures/Atul Kamble)
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