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Sachin Tendulkar known for his records in cricket can now be seen in IAF fatigues along with the Sukhoi fighter aircraft in the force's 2011 calendar.
The cricket icon, who was recently conferred the honorary rank of Group Captain, features in the calendar wearing a green flying suit with helmet tucked under his left arm, according to a report in PTI.
Sachin appears on the 'January' page of the calendar with an air superiority fighter Su-30MKI in the background, the aircraft which he is likely to be flying in after returning from the ongoing cricket series in South Africa.
Interestingly, Sachin is the only person appearing in the calendar which otherwise carries the pictures of various fighter planes and transport aircraft of the IAF.
The IAF said Sachin had been featured in the calendar to spread awareness about the force among the youth. "He is a national hero and youth relate with him. Sachin's association with the IAF will also help in spreading awareness about the force," an IAF official said.
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