Crooning glory for Sachin Tendulkar

Cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar has made his singing debut and collaborated with Sonu Nigam to release his first album, 'Cricket Wali Beat'.

Sachin tendulkar and singer Sonu Nigam during the launch of a new digital application ‘100MB’ in Mumbai.   -  PTI

 

Cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar has made his singing debut and collaborated with Sonu Nigam to release his first album, 'Cricket Wali Beat'.

Tendulkar chose the biggest singing platform in the country, Indian Idol, to release his first album on Sunday. The video premiered during the grand finale of the reality show 'Indian Idol 9' where Tendulkar was the celebrity guest.

Tendulkar surprised his fans by deciding to become singer after a glorious cricketing career.

The first line of the song — "Gend aayi, bala ghuma, mara chaka, Sachin, Sachin...nacho nacho sab cricket wali beat pe..." — was sung by Tendulkar.

Former India captain Sourav Ganguly on Monday congratulated his long time opening partner Sachin Tendulkar for his singing debut. "@sachin_rt well done Tendulkar .. great stuff .. talent not restricted to batting only," Ganguly tweeted.

"He is a very good singer. We did not use pitch corrector on his voice as he was singing in the right sur (tone) and (despite being) the shy person that he is, he got extremely comfortable the moment I kind of increased the masti (fun) quotient while we were shooting the video," Sonu Nigam said.

The song is yet to be released in entirety on social media and is only available on Tendulkar's new app which will give fans access to all the information on the legend.