Mumbai: For batting legend Sachin Tendulkar, sledging by fast bowlers is something that needs to be taken in "good humour".
Sachin, who has been roped in as the brand ambassador for a gaming and experience centre, said sledging adds flavour to the experience of facing a fast bowler.
Asked whether someone of Wasim Akram's stature should resort to sledging tactics, Sachin said: "It adds flavour to experience. It is one thing to face 90 miles per hour against great bowlers and Wasim obviously was a world class bowler. One of the greatest to have played this sport.
"There is also humour behind everything, whatever experience you share with these great players. It is as good as playing a match with them. You get to hear a lot of things from them but things, which are not meant to be heard, are not recorded."
Speaking about the gaming centre, Sachin said that budding cricketers will enjoy the simulator as they will get an opportunity to face world class bowlers, adding that a few inputs which were duly incorporated.
"It is a wonderful experience for budding cricketers to face the bowling of great cricketers who have played this sport. How would you get a budding cricketer to face Warne or how are you going to get Muralidharan, Brett Lee or Malinga? This is the closest you can get to facing these guys. Experience how the ball passes through your nose at 90 miles an hour. This is where you need to experience that," he said.
An F1 fan, Tendulkar was in praise for the F1 simulator and said, "I think the simulator is simply unbelievable.
"You have to accelerate and then put the brakes. That is when you feel the G-force... The F1 drivers do it for good 300 kilometres and to do that and sustain that competitiveness is outstanding. I thoroughly enjoyed."