Legendary Indian batsman Sachin Tendulkar has finally launched a digital game featuring him, developed by JetSyntheys, a leading digital entertainment, and gaming firm.
Talking about the game, Sachin said, “The aim of the gaming platform–Sachin Saga Cricket Champions–is to bring cricket fans together and enable each one of them to “experience my journey.”
He further elaborated, “During my stint with Yorkshire in 1992 and during 2003 World Cup in South Africa, I used to visit video parlors along with team-mates. Even at home, I do these stuff and my son joins in too. I love doing it.”
Tendulkar said the company worked on this project for two years and shot his batting in a high-tech studio in London where a James Bond movie had been filmed. He said, “I had to wear a special suit with 26 to 27 receptors on my body, which captured the body movements and footwork while he displayed his batting skills. Thirty-six cameras were used for the shooting. More than anything else, the gaming platform speaks of my important innings than the 100 centuries he scored.”
Explaining the game with an example, Tendulkar said, “I must give one example – my first Ranji Trophy match was the most important for me at that point of time in my career because there were question marks whether a 15-year-old could perform, and if he doesn’t, his career is destroyed.”
Speaking to PTI on the sidelines of the event, JetSynthesys Non-Executive Chairman Kris Gopalakrishnan said, “The one million pre-registrations clearly indicate great interest shown by people on this platform, and we would like to build and improvise it based on the feedback, we get.”
While, JetSynthesys ViceChairman and Managing Director Rajan Navani said, “Through this game, the player gets a chance to step into the shoes of Tendulkar and relive his innings from some of themost memorable matches he played for India.”