Mumbai: Cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar on Friday inaugurated Sportsmed Activ, an enhancement and rehab arm of speciality clinic Sportsmed Mumbai. The right-handed batsman inaugurated the facility in Parel in presence of his wife Anjali, former Mumbai and Baroda player Vasu Paranjpe, former hockey player Viren Rasquina and Shiv Sena MP Arvind Sawant. Sportsmed Activ is an integrated rehab service where a combination of exercise therapy (physiotherapy) and manual medicine (osteopathy) is used to restore body functions. At the 3,000 sq ft facility, their team can take the patient through the whole training circuit to restore strength, flexibility agility, balance and core stability, a doctor attached to the Sportsmed, said. Sachin Tendulkar’s movie: First song released on Master Blaster’s birthday
The team at Sportsmed Active includes Dr Anant Joshi, who is considered as one of the pioneers in the field of Arthroscopy and Sports medicine. Anant has been associated with numerous sports bodies as a medical consultant. Tendulkar did not speak to reporters at the event. Meanwhile, Sachin is all set to have a stand named after him at the Brian Lara Cricket Stadium. The two cricket icons from West Indies and India, Brian Lara and Tendulkar are all set to play the first-ever competitive match at the stadium based in Tarouba.
However, the president of the Trinidad & Tobago Cricket Board (TTCB), Azim Bassarath, has questioned the decision to name a stand after Tendulkar, saying what has the former Indian cricketer has ever done for the sport in the West Indies or even Trinidad & Tobago. The Brian Lara Cricket Stadium, which was slated to host a few matches of the ICC World Cup 2007, will finally be inaugurated on May 13, 2017.