Indian cricket legend and honorary Group Captain Sachin Tendulkar on Tuesday was in attendance at the 87th-anniversary celebrations of the Indian Air Force (IAF) at the Hindon Air Force Station. It is worth noting here that the IAF Day is celebrated annually at the Hindon base in Ghaziabad. The IAF was founded on this day in 1932.
Sachin, the former Indian captain and one of the all-time greats of the game, was conferred with the Group Captain rank in September 2010. Other dignitaries like Air Chief Marshal Rakesh Kumar Singh Bhaduaria were also present at the occasion.
Sachin attended the event with his wife Anjali Tendulkar. Tendulkar, as a mark of respect for his extraordinary achievements, while representing the country in International Cricket for 24 years, was greeted by Air Force officers at the event.
The master batsman retired from International cricket in 2013. He is also the first sportsperson ever who was made the honorary Group Captain in the Indian Air Force.