Kochi: Cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar plans to own a luxury waterfront villa in 'God's own country.'
The master blaster, who co-owns a soccer team called Kerala Blasters, has shortlisted one of the villas being developed on the bank of a scenic backwater area in Kochi, sources said.
"Tendulkar has shortlisted a villa in Panangad in the city. He will be visiting the place to see the 'Blue Waters Villa' on Saturday," an official at the private developer Prime Meridian said.
He, however, refused to say whether the Rajya Sabha MP has already booked the villa.
Speaking about the features of the villa, the official said in addition to the water body in all the villas, there are two swimming pools -- one in the rooftop of the apartment and second an infinity pool in the waterfront of the project.
A high resolution CCTV camera inside the project with recording to be viewed from the security cabin, video phone to communicate with visitors and 24 hour manned security with intercom facility to communicate with each villa are some of the features, he added.
Tendulkar will arrive here tomorrow night to attend the final day of three-day summit being organised by International Advertising Association (India chapter) here as part of its silver jubilee celebrations.
The former cricketer will share his experiences as brand custodian in the summit.