SRT is India’s biggest superstar. There’s no doubt about it. And he has further fortified his iconic status overshadowing Brian Lara’s mammoth 11,953 Test runs total.
Being a superstar it is obvious that he would have endorsed many a brand. And amidst the all high profile endorsements Sachin Tendulkar also appeared in ads for Bajaj Sunny – the scooterette (This was before the record Rs 31.5 crore deal with WorldTel).
To celebrate Sachin’s (yet another) record here’s the ad that I found in a February 1994 issue of The Sportstar.
“Ride the red hot super looker teen machine”
– Sachin Tendulkar
55 KMPL · 50 CC · No Gears · Easy Kick Start · Spare Wheel · Price Rs 12,000 (ex-showroom price Delhi)
Bajaj Auto Ltd
Akrudi, Pune 411035
And the nice Bajaj Sunny Zip TVC with the nice song (this doesn’t have Sachin in it).
Download video [00:00:47 FLV 1.01 MB]
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The ringtone/audio only version:
Download ringtone [MP3 707 KB 00:00:45 128kbps Stereo 44 kHz]
First you say you’re always with me,
Because being with me is fun.
Say you’ll go the whole distance,
Since the love that you found.
All right. Come on, what’s going on?
What you’re thinkin’?
Then you say you need me,
Like the garden needs rain.
Then you go and deceive me,
Like it’s all in the game…
All in the game.
Easy come. Easy Go
Bajan Sunny Zip
If I’m not mistaken the agency behind this ad is Contract Advertising and it got them an Abby gold in 1997.