Tendulkar and Lara attend BMW’s 2 Series Convertible launch
The afternoon of February 25 was a very special one for members of the Indian subcontinent community and media, as they were treated to the sight of special guests cricketing legends Sachin Tendulkar and Brian Lara attending the Trivett Classic’s 2 Series Convertible launch at the BMW showroom in Parramatta.
The all new BMW 2 Series was presented to over 200 invited guests, including many enthusiastic cricket fans who enjoyed spending time with special guests Tendulkar and Lara, as they circulated among the gathering, posed for selfies and participated in a rare Q&A session, speaking about their lives and careers. Of the many questions, Tendulkar was asked about the similarities between his passion for cars and for cricket. The Little Master explained that his love for cars began when watching different vehicles drive into an open theatre from his apartment.
“I remember buying BMW in 1993; my pockets were not so deep back then so I had to opt for a second hand BMW, and it was joy to drive that car,” recalled Tendulkar with disarming charm, taking a trip down nostalgia lane. “I have always been passionate about cars and it’s been a fantastic journey from my second hand car to the latest M5. To be honest I prefer driving, my driver sits at the back. There are occasions when I am travelling with my family, then I sit at the back,” he revealed to an appreciative audience. Tendulkar owns an impressive range of BMWs including a personalised 760Li with unique customisations and his true love – a BMW M5 30 Jahre Edition.
Tendulkar also stated that in his career he had a number of challenges, and had to always work hard to achieve his goals. In a succinct statement he said, “I always believed that my bat should do all the talking.”
Former West Indies cricketer Brian Lara also spoke of his love for the game and the opportunities that helped him achieve his potential. Lara candidly credited the efforts of his family, saying that they had played an important role in his development as a cricketer. “My sister Agnes is the one who took me to my first coaching clinic when I was six years old,” he revealed. Recalling his first association with BMW he said, “I remember my first BMW convertible was of a burgundy colour, similar to my West Indies laser logo, and ever since then, I have been enjoying the experience of driving the BMW.”
Tendulkar and Lara congratulated BMW for their style, innovation, reliability and value of money. The pair signed innumerable autographs from eager fans with commendable patience, before leaving to attend an intimate dinner hosted by BMW Sydney with a few lucky VIP guests. The launch event was very well organised by BMW Australia, and was obviously enjoyed by all attendees.