Pillion riders get advice on helmets from Sachin!

Last Updated 03 November 2017, 17:31 IST

Strangers offering you tips on safe driving/riding is perhaps an everyday reality on Indian roads.

But when the stranger turns out to be Sachin Tendulkar, it's not just another day anymore.

Two-wheeler riders at an unidentified location in Thiruvananthapuram were in for a surprise as Tendulkar rolled down his car window to tell a pillion rider that she should be wearing a helmet.

The iconic cricketer was in Thiruvananthapuram on Thursday to meet Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan.

In a video posted by Tendulkar on his social media pages, he's heard telling a woman, "Wear helmet, at the back also." He, then, turns to the camera and says, "Why should only the rider be wearing a helmet? Two women I spotted at the back, both of them not wearing a helmet. Doesn't make any sense to me. Please wear a helmet whenever you get on a bike."

Later, he waits in his car for the riders to catch up when a young biker, helmet in place, and evidently relishing his big moment, stops near the car and tries to make conversation. He also does a 'Kerala Blasters' chant - Sachin co-owns the football club, the state's team in the Indian Super League - but is requested to keep moving.

When one of the bikes with the helmet-less pillion rider appears again, Sachin says, "You should be wearing helmet, at the back. Because if he can get injured, you can also get injured".

Sachin posted the video with a playfully worded message - "Rider or pillion, both lives matter equally. Please, please make wearing helmets a habit. Just my opillion :)"

On Thursday, Sachin met Pinarayi Vijayan to seek his support ahead of the ISL season and invited him for the season opener between Kerala Blasters and Atletico de Kolkata at Kochi on November 17.

(Published 03 November 2017, 16:24 IST)

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