Retired' Sachin Tendulkar heads to Mussoorie to celebrate Christmas
On a day Sachin Tendulkar left cricket fans across the world discussing his formal retirement from One Day Internationals, the man himself decided to take a quiet vacation with his family in this tiny hill state. Sachin arrived in Mussoorie with his family on Sunday afternoon and immediately left for the residence of his close friend and business partner Sanjay Narang, where he is staying for the duration of this visit. The Master Blaster expected to celebrate Christmas in the hill station itself. Accompanied by wife Anjali, son Arjun and daughter Sara, Tendulkar arrived at Dehradun by air in the afternoon and headed for Mussoorie by car. He, however, refused to interact with anyone, including the media at the airport as well in Mussoorie. This is Sachin's third visit to Mussoorie, the first being in March 2008 and the next time in December 2010. Tendulkar and Narang came in contact through the late Mark Mascarenhas, then head of WorldTel when Sachin was signed by the company. The two also collaborated to open the Tendulkar's, a restaurant in Mumbai that later shut down.