Sachin Tendulkar sets fastest lap in go-karting session

Sachin Tendulkar was one of the 15 members of Team India, who took time off from their cricketing activities to go-karting Getty Images

By CricketCountry Staff

Perth: Jan 12, 2012

Sachin Tendulkar is undoubtedly the master with the bat, but on Tuesday he showed his prowess behind the wheel, setting the fastest lap during Team India s go-karting session at the Kart World Belmont in Perth.

The Indian team took time off from their cricketing activities to go-karting ahead of their third Test against Australia, starting January 13.

“Sachin Tendulker showed his prowess behind the wheel as he had fastest lap time on the night, with the rest of the team close on his bumper,” Stanka Kukova, the Events Coordinator was quoted saying in ‘Daily Mail News .

“Tendulkar, like the rest of the team was very polite and seemed to thoroughly enjoy himself. He had the fastest lap time of the day and was declared the winner. All of the team were happy to sign autographs.”

“Fifteen people raced (Vice-captain Virender Sehwag, Rahul Dravid, VVS Laxman, Ravichandran Ashwin, Zaheer Khan and Abhimanyu Mithun were the absentees), this was a mix of team members and staff. They enjoyed the trip and were very polite and in good spirits. They asked a lot of questions about the go karts and the best strategies to win the races, however they did not say very much on the topic of cricket. They did ask if we would be coming down to see watch the Perth Test,” Kukova said.

“Some unkind folks have made comments that the team should be practicing in the nets rather than having a little relaxation. We say that in the big scheme of things they can spend all day in the nets or in the field so what if they take an hour or so off for a little R&R. The rest will do more good than harm and may well help refocus the team as go karting while fun is still competitive!” she concluded.