Brett Lee challenges Sachin Tendulkar in a go-karting race
Interestingly, both Tendulkar and Lee’s kart were numbered corresponding to their jersey number during their playing days.
Published - Dec 15, 2017 4:15 pm | Updated - Dec 15, 2017 7:00 pm
Former Australian pacer Brett Lee and Indian batting legend Sachin Tendulkar were the fiercest rivals during their playing days. The duo had many memorable encounters playing for their respective countries, but that animosity has only been limited to the field. On the field, they were always up against each other but off the field, they are really good friends. They are not just friends for the sake of it, in fact, they often used to hang out together during their playing days and has continued post-retirement as well.
During one such hangout, Tendulkar took Lee on a different challenge. A change from the mainstream rivalry on the pitch, Sachin took the Aussie for a go-karting race, late one night at his restaurant in 2006. Tendulkar beat him comfortably but Lee is back after 11 years to take his revenge. On his recent visit to Mumbai Lee organized a re-match and challenged India’s greatest cricketer.
Interestingly, both Tendulkar and Lee’s kart were numbered corresponding to their jersey number during their playing days. Tendulkar’s kart number was engraved with the number 10. However, Lee’s cart which was initially numbered 14 was changed to 58, since that was his jersey number for Australia, New South Wales and also Kolkata Knight Riders.
The 41-year-old former speedster also revealed that he has played several other sports with the ‘Master Blaster’, such as table tennis, pool but when it comes to go-karting, Tendulkar always wants to win. Lee considers it as one of the reason behind Tendulkar being one of the greatest athletes in the world.
The race went down to the wire but in the end, it was Tendulkar, who once again had the last laugh.
Watch the video of their race here:
A look at the numbers, Lee has dismissed Tendulkar 14 times in international cricket, which is the 2nd highest for the former Australian pacer against any batsman.
@sachin_rt and I had some great battles on the field. We recently went head to head on the Karting track in Mumbai…check it out and make sure you subscribe to my YouTube channel https://t.co/f3tlGn4MRo
— Brett Lee (@BrettLee_58) December 15, 2017
It was always a pleasure to play against you @BrettLee_58 but you've got to agree that my reaction time is slightly better, as you don't know what it's like to face your own self? Giving out no spoilers about our karting battle 😛 Go watch it guys! https://t.co/CKXpsCYGVp
— sachin tendulkar (@sachin_rt) December 15, 2017