Sachin Tendulkar says Goa casino used his morphed image for promotion
Former India skipper Sachin Tendulkar said on Thursday that he has never personally endorsed gambling, tobacco, or alcohol, and that it hurts him to see his image being used to mislead people.
Tendulkar’s response comes after photographs of him endorsing a casino went popular on social media. Master Blaster, on the other hand, has said that the allegations are false, and that his legal team would pursue the matter.
“It has come to my notice that multiple ads shown on social media platforms. With a morphed photo showing me endorsing a casino.
Requesting everyone to remain vigilant about misleading images on social media. pic.twitter.com/VCJfdyJome
— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) February 24, 2022
I have never endorsed gambling, tobacco or alcohol – directly or indirectly, in an individual capacity. Therefore, it pains to see that my images used to mislead people,” Tendulkar said in an official statement on Twitter.
“While my legal team will be taking the required action. Also I felt it was important for me to share this information with everyone,” he added.
Tendulkar retired from international cricket in 2013. But he still holds the record for most runs scored in both Tests and ODIs. He also holds the record for most international centuries registered.
Tendulkar inducted into the ICC Hall of Fame for the sixth time in 2019. Moreover, at the age of 16, the 46-year-old made his debut for India and quickly became the country’s favourite cricketer.
He scored 34,357 runs across all formats, putting him 6,000 runs ahead of second-placed Kumar Sangakkara, a former Sri Lanka batsman.