Forget about John Woo or Nicolas Cage: Virgin Comics is really hitting it up the crease this time with a comic based on Indian cricket hero Sachin Tendulkar:
The monthly comic magazine, which is being published by Virgin Comics, Total Multimedia Ltd in collaboration with Tendulkar, is expected to hit newsstands this year.
The superhero character will be known as ‘Sachin The Master Blaster’ for comic books, animation and games.
‘Sachin Tendulkar is well recognised as an achiever globally, and it works best to have him as the hero for our comic, gaming and animation series,’ said Suresh Seetharaman, president of Virgin Comics and Virgin Animation.
Tendulkar is considered the the second greatest Test batsman ever and hold the record for the most Test centuries, most ODI centuries and the most runs in ODI cricket and was the fastest to score 10,000 runs in test history. Although not normally a bowler, he has taken 38 wickets in 135 Tests and 146 wickets in 377 ODIs.
That concludes our “cricket moment.”