Sachin Tendulkar likely to attend Air Force Day parade on Wednesday

 Retired Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar, the first sportsperson to be made honourary Group Captain in the Indian Air Force, is likely to attend the IAF Day parade on Wednesday.

PTI| Last Updated: Oct 07, 2014, 14:51 PM IST
Sachin Tendulkar likely to attend Air Force Day parade on Wednesday

New Delhi: Retired Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar, the first sportsperson to be made honourary Group Captain in the Indian Air Force, is likely to attend the IAF Day parade on Wednesday.

"He has been invited and there are indications that he will attend," an IAF official said on the eve of the 82nd Air Force Day celebrations in Hindan near here.

The iconic batsman was conferred with the IAF honorary rank of Group Captain to honour his cricketing achievements in 2010 amid much fanfare.

He was the first personality with no aviation background to receive the honour. The rank was conferred on Tendulkar under the provision of granting honorary rank by armed forces to eminent personalities acknowledging their contribution towards the nation.

The 41-year-old Mumbaikar retired from international cricket last year in November after playing 200 Test matches.