New Delhi [India]: Amidst loud cheer and fanfare, master blaster Sachin Tendulkar on Monday unveiled “Sachin Saga VR”, India’s first virtual reality cricket multiplayer headset at the India Gaming Show on the ongoing 23rd International Engineering and Technology Fair.
The cricket legend, who has been working closely with a Pune-based company JetSynthesys right from the game’s inception, said the main idea was to give people a real feel of what actually happens in the sport of 22 yards.
“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 criticising a cricketer for not being able to play the way he/she intended to,” Sachin said on the sidelines of the launch.
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 favourite innings in their VR headset,” he said.
At the same time, Sachin also emphasised that youngsters should not forget the outside games which is very 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.
Sachin also gave a sneak peak to the game by playing an over match with the company’s CEO Navani Rajan. The launch even saw an audio-visual presentation of a song “Nacho Nacho Saare” to promote Sachin saga, where the cricketer was seen crooning alongside Sonu Nigam.