The Force India cars will have #masterblaster placed on its nose as a tribute to Sachin Tendulkar © Getty Images

Greater Noida: Oct 25, 2013

Sachin Tendulkar will not be seen at this year’s Indian Grand Prix but Sahara Force India would nonetheless pay tribute to the retiring cricket icon by having one of his oft-used nicknames adorn its cars’ nose section come Sunday.

“Sahara Force India pays tribute to cricketing legend Sachin Tendulkar via a hashtag: #masterblaster which has been placed on the nose section of their racing cars at the upcoming Indian GP,” the team said in a statement.

“Like Sachin Tendulkar, Sahara Force India aims to be a big hitter in the world of sport. With our cars adorned with the commemorative hashtag, our team will endeavour to harness the passion of an entire country and achieve a great result at our home race, the Indian Grand Prix,” it added.

Tendulkar, who would be busy playing his final Ranji game this weekend in Lahli, Haryana, will retire from international cricket after his 200th Test scheduled next month.

The marquee game would be played against the West Indies in Tendulkar’s home ground — the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.

The 40-year-old has played international cricket for over two decades and is easily India’s most revered sportsperson besides having a huge fan following across the cricket-playing world.