Sachin Tendulkar Attends 82nd Foundation Day of Indian Air Force

Updated: 08 October 2014 18:34 IST

Sachin Tendulkar is the first to have been honoured with a Group Captain's rank - in 2010, despite no aviation experience.

Sachin Tendulkar Attends 82nd Foundation Day of Indian Air Force
Former Indian cricketer and honorary Indian Air Force Group Captain Sachin Tendulkar (3L) shares a light moment with The Chief of the Naval Staff, Admiral Robin K Dhowan (2L) as his wife Anjali Tendulkar (R) looks on during the Air Force Day parade at the Hindon Air Force Station in Ghaziabad, on the outskirts of New Delhi on October 8, 2014. The Indian Air Force celebrated the 82nd Air Force Day. © PTI

Ghaziabad:

Legendary cricketer and Bharat Ratna Sachin Tendulkar attended the 82nd anniversary celebration of the Indian Air Force at Hindon base on Wednesday. The first person to be conferred with the honourary title of Group Captain - in 2010, Tendulkar was seen in the Air Force uniform and was accompanied by wife Anjali.

Sachin Tendulkar air force 2
Former Indian cricketer and honorary Indian Air Force Group Captain Sachin Tendulkar waves from a car as he leaves after an Air Force Day parade at the air force station in Hindon.

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Conferred with the honourary title for his achievements in cricket, Tendulkar was seen interacting with Navy Chief Admiral RK Dhowan and Army chief Gen Dalbir Singh Suhag. (More pics)

Tendulkar, who had announced his retirement exactly two days short of a year ago - October 10,  was the first to be given a Group Captain's rank despite no aviation experience.



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