Amidst loud roar and fanfare, master blaster Sachin Tendulkar unveiled “Sachin Saga VR”, India’s first virtual reality cricket multiplayer headset on the ongoing 23rd International Engineering and Technology Fair at the India Gaming Show.
The cricket legend, who has been working hard with a Pune-based company JetSynthesys from the game’s inception, said the central idea was to offer people an authentic feel of what literally happens in the sport of 22 yards.
Sachin Tendulkar said, “This launch is very special to me because I have been involved with this from last two years. This is also special because such an initiative is happening for the first time and let the people know what a cricketer face on the field. I hope it will now enable people to think twice before criticizing a cricketer for not being able to play the way he/she intended to,”.
The 45-year-old reminisced how they shot the stills for the game in an upscale studio in London, where many Hollywood films have been shot.
“We shot my pictures used in the video in a studio in London, which had 38 cameras all over to shoot each and every moment of time. They have compiled 100 of my favorite innings in their VR headset,” he said.
At the same time, Sachin Tendulkar also emphasized that youngsters should not ignore the outside games which are extremely important for fitness.
“Please strike a balance between indoor and outdoor games. Like the way, when you get into fitness, you have cheat days so in sporting also you should have such days where you can do some indoor fun. This game is all about bonding with friends,” he added.
He also gave a glance to the game by playing an over the match with the company’s CEO Navani Rajan. The launch event saw an audio-visual production of a song “Nacho Nacho Saare” to promote Sachin saga, where the cricketer was seen crooning alongside Sonu Nigam.