Sachin Tendulkar did not buy BMW cars for India's Rio heroes
Tuesday, 30 August 2016 - 9:06
Rio Olympic stars PV Sindhu, Sakshi Malik, Dipa Karmakar and Pullela Gopichand were gifted BMW cars on Sunday for their achievements at the recently-concluded Games, where India won two medals.
The event, hyped and well covered by the media. Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar handed over the keys to the three ladies and Gopichand but the expensive cars were actually bought by Hyderabad-based businessman Chamundeshwarnath, who also happens to be the president of the district Badminton Association.
All the three Olympians and the cricketing legend along with national badminton coach Gopichand came together under one roof at P. Gopichand Nimmagadda Prasad Badminton Academy in Hyderabad where the swanky BMWs were gifted to Sindhu, Sakshi, Dipa and Gopichand.